Former Port Adelaide Football Club President, Brett Duncanson was appointed as the Chairman of the Sammy D Foundation's Board of Management in 2013. Brett’s main focus is driving the sustainability of the Sammy D Foundation so it can continue to help reduce incidents of alcohol-fuelled violence among young people. In addition to his Directorship roles at the Port Adelaide Football Club which spanned 15 years, Brett was also the owner and managing director of award-winning engineering company, MacWeld Industries, where he grew the company from a 3 person to 160 person workforce over 27 years before selling it in 2012.
Dale is a Principal at Adelaide law firm, Norman Waterhouse Lawyers. Practising in the areas of governance, regulatory and employment law, Dale has an extensive background of community involvement and is the current Treasurer of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law (SA Chapter). Dale grew up in southern Adelaide and has a background in sports education, having worked as a supervisor and swimming coach with State Swim. He has seen firsthand the benefits of working with young people. Dale is passionate about the ethos of the Sammy D Foundation, and is privileged to have the opportunity to assist in the growth of the Foundation.
After losing his son to “One- Punch” thrown by gate-crashers at a party, Neil and his wife formed the Sammy D Foundation. The Sammy D Foundation believes that every young person deserves to be loved, supported and protected. Many need guidance and positive role modelling to equip them with the skills and confidence needed to not only avoid dangerous situations, but to also live healthier, safer and successful lives.
Neil not only delivers education progams within schools, but is also a source of strength to grieving parents who seek him out for guidance, advice and support.
Nick was appointed as Finance Director in April 2021. Nick is the acting Chief Financial Officer at ASX-listed food manufacturing business Beston Global Foods, and is an experienced finance executive with over 15 years working in large ASX listed entities and multinational service companies, both in Australia and overseas. Nick’s governance experience includes previous roles in sporting and educational organisations, including a 3-year period as Finance Director of HockeySA. Nick is committed to sharing his financial, strategic governance and compliance experience to ensure that Sammy D foundation can continue its important work supporting young people for many years to come.
Darren has worked in the sales and management field for just over 20 years, directly within advertising and media organisations, including Newscorp, Austereo, Fairfax Media, CareerOne, Fresh FM and Nova Entertainment. Achieving success for his partners and clients through measurable results is what drives Darren now in a consulting role with SO Strategic. With “hands on” management experience through franchise ownership and direct business management, Darren was invited to join the Board of Management in 2016, after his significant sales and marketing expertise contributed to the delivery of a very successful Gala Dinner event.
Liam is a communications professional currently working in the finance sector. Liam has over a decade of corporate experience across a variety of sectors including government and retail. He has a long history of community work as a former Member Director of CanTeen Australia, executive committee member of Cancer Voices SA and President of the Flinders Soccer Club. With a young family, Liam is passionate about increasing awareness of the harm caused by violence and bullying. He believes that by supporting young people, they’ll foster respectful relationships, discover safely and make good life choices to reach their full potential.
Rosanna Mangiarelli joined the Seven Network in 2004 as a reporter, presenter and producer. She has been the host of Channel 7’s Today Tonight for 12 years and also presents 7’s 4pm News. Rosanna completed her Journalism degree at the University of SA and has worked in various media outlets, including the ABC. Rosanna is a proud and busy mum of 3, yet dedicates her time to various charities. Rosanna joined the Board of Management in 2018 and is passionate about helping give young people a positive outlook and supporting them make safe and sensible choices.
Mireille is highly respected in the not-for-profit sector, currently leading Business Development at Guide Dogs SA/NT. She has extensive professional experience across the Disability, Aged Care, Pharmaceutical and Telecommunications industries and is passionate about empowering people. Mireille is an active member of the community, including her current position as Chairperson of the Sports Management Committee for Aerobic Gymnastics in South Australia, and has previously mentored young women through the YWCA Australia ‘She Leads’ program.
Paul has spent the past 25 years working in professional sporting organisations across a range of different roles and is currently the General Manager Commercial at the Adelaide Football Club. He focuses on a customer centric approach, understanding value drivers and delivering meaningful and measurable outcomes for commercial partners and their people. Prior to the that, Paul spent 12 years at the Adelaide 36ers as both a player and an administrator. He is passionate about his family and his friends and will provide support, experience and expertise to the Sammy D Foundation to positively impact the community.
Steven brings a wealth of experience across a broad range of commercial activities including; Franchising, FMCG, Health and Education. He has held various finance positions within SA Health, and senior positions within publicly listed companies (NYSE & ASX), professional partnership organisations and not-for-profits. Steven has previously led successful commercial turnaround strategies in his roles as Regional Director Financial Turnaround (SA Health), Chief Operating Officer (HPS Pharmacies) and General Manager (St John Ambulance).
Previous Board positions include SA Group Enterprises (Minda Inc) and Australian Hearts. Steven has a Masters of Business Administration, a Masters of Marketing and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.