Our Team

RSB Incorporated

Royal Society for the Blind is Incorporated under an Act of the South Australian Parliament – Royal Society for the Blind Act 1934 & 1974.

The Board of Management is accountable to the members of the organisation.

A copy of the Act can be found here

RSB Board is managed by a Governance Charter which outlines the expectations and conduct of the various members.

The Board

  • guides and monitors the business and affairs of RSB
  • is responsible for setting its strategic direction
  • approves the annual budget, monitors financial performance, and liaises with RSB’s Auditors
  • undertakes customer feedback initiatives to determine levels of effectiveness and satisfaction of our services
  • establishes and monitors the achievement of corporate goals
  • ensures the integrity of risk management, legal compliance and quality assurance systems
  • reports to subscribers, stakeholders and regulatory authorities and
  • is also responsible for the appointment, remuneration and succession planning of senior executives.

The Board also appoints, conducts and establishes the terms of reference for relevant sub-committee to assist it:

  • Client Advisory Committee – to find out more about the work of this group click here
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Investment Sub Committee
  • Governance and Nominations Committee
  • Property Committee

Dr Grant Raymond
MBBS, FRANZCO, GAICD
Grant is an Ophthalmologist – Retina Specialist.  He is Vice President , Treasurer and a national Board Director of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO).He is a past Chairman of the SA Branch of RANZCO.  He is a past Captain and Chairman of the Management Committee of Kooyonga Golf Club.  He has a special interest in strategic planning and risk management bringing a balanced skill set to assist the RSB navigate the challenging environment currently being faced by the disability and BVI sectors.

  • President, RSB

Pieter Haverhoek
MAICD
Pieter’s extensive experience in the retail property industry and as a business owner brings a commercial perspective to the table; he is passionate and has a strong commitment to promoting an awareness for the Operation K9 program.

  • Vice-President, RSB
  • Chair, Operation K9 Advisory Board
  • Chair, Property Committee

Barry Clarke
FIPA
Barry brings a unique blend of skills to the RSB Board; he is a qualified accountant, with broad experience in financial management and corporate governance.  Barry is legally blind and an RSB client therefore understands the challenges and support required by people who are blind or vision impaired.

  • Vice-President, RSB
  • Member, Finance & Audit Committee / Investment Sub Committee
  • Chair, Client Advisory Committee​

Ian Campbell
MBA, FCPA, FAICD
Ian’s strategic business and director skills, along with his financial qualifications, enables him to add value to the governance and operations of RSB.

  • Treasurer, RSB
  • Member, Investment Sub Committee
  • Member, Property Committee

Kate McKeough
B.A, B.Com, LLB
As a lawyer and Partner in the Corporate & Commercial division of HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Kate is a specialist in companies and securities law and has a broad practice in general commercial law.  Kate has previously served as sole Legal Counsel and Company Secretary of ASX-listed Terramin Australia Limited, and currently serves as Deputy Chair of Adelaide based homelessness charity, Catherine House Inc. Kate’s professional skills and experience position her well to assist the RSB moving forward.

  • Secretary, RSB
  • Member, Property Committee​

David Beames
BA
With over 18 years’ experience working at the RSB as an Adaptive Technology Specialist David has a depth of experience and passion for working with the clients and staff of the RSB. He holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of SA.  

  • Employee Representative

Kate Berry
Grad Dip HRM, Dip BUS T
As a senior Human Resources Executive with experience in multiple industries, including tourism, Sport, Retail and professional services, Kate brings a commercial mindset and Human Resources expertise to the Board that will assist RSB maintain its client centric focus.

Associate Professor Celia Chen
MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO
Celia is a consultant neuro-ophthalmologist / clinician scientist and brings firsthand experience and knowledge in relation to the needs of people who are blind or vision impaired.

Jane Ford
BA (Journ), BEC, BA – Hons Politics, PhD
As a corporate communications and policy specialist with broad experience in government and the private sector, together with qualifications in international trade policy, journalism, politics and economics, Jane’s insight will assist the Board with achieving its mission and effectively communicating its goals both internally and externally.

Brad Gay
B.Ec, B.Int. Bus, G.Dip App Fin&Inv, M.Sc, FFinsia
Brad’s qualifications in finance and economics, as well as being a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute, brings a range of skills that include public policy, strategy, finance and operations.

  • Member, Finance & Audit Committee / Investment Sub Committee

Damian Papps
FCA
With over three decades of global financial services experience in public and private sectors Damian is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is an experienced Director having served on several Boards. Since 2011 he has specialised in Healthcare, with a focus on Aged Care and Retirement Living, hospitals, pharmacy, medical specialists, general practice and disability services.

  • Executive Director

The RSB Client Advisory Committee (CAC) is a subcommittee of the RSB Board, established under the Constitution of the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) to assist the Board of Management in:

  • Monitoring the provision of services to RSB clients
  • Provide advice and suggestions to assist Management to formulate the Strategic Plan
  • Advise on the relevance of service provision, and
  • Assisting with research projects

Contacting the committee

You can contact the committee members to provide feedback on RSB services using the link below.

The current committee comprises:
Chairperson
Barry Clarke

Executive Officer
Tony Starkey

Members
Jed Alexander
Peter Aspinal
Cuong Duong
Di Horrocks
Michael Hutchison
Connie Miari
Tony Wright

If you wish to make a comment or complaint specific to your personal circumstances please visit our feedback and complaints page.

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