Martin was born and raised in Adelaide. As a city resident, business owner and educator, Martin is committed to serving the City of Adelaide. Martin is married to Genevieve, an advertising and global communications professional, with whom he operates a city-based consultancy firm.
At 27 years of age, Martin opened his first retail store in Regent Arcade and grew that business into a successful national enterprise, with 16 stores and 220 employees. Martin went on to study an MBA and became the General Manager of the Rundle Mall Management Authority between 2010 and 2013.
Martin co-founded the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation in South Australia and has served on a number of boards including the South Australian Youth Arts Board (SAYAB), Rundle Mall Management Authority (RMMA), Adelaide Convention Bureau (ACB), Property Council of Australia’s Mainstreets Committee and the Bay to Birdwood Run Inc.
Martin has also worked as a lecturer for MBA students where he has taught entrepreneurship, new venture creation, strategic marketing and other subjects in Adelaide and interstate.
As Lord Mayor, Martin is focused on further enhancing the City of Adelaide’s reputation as a great place to live, learn, work, play and visit.
Martin and Genevieve enjoy the arts, music, cycling, heritage and cultural tourism.
Matthew Doman is the South Australia and Northern Territory director for the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA), the peak body of the Australian oil and gas industry.
Matt is a former journalist and press secretary to two Australian Government Ministers. He has also held senior corporate affairs roles at leading Australian oil and gas company Santos and has worked closely with industry, government and regional communities in South Australia and the NT.
Prior to working in government and industry, Matt spent 13 years in journalism in Australia, Latin America and the United States. He has worked for publications including The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Economist, Financial Times, International Financing Review, AméricaEconomía and The Hollywood Reporter. Before beginning his career in journalism, Matt spent five years working for a major Australian bank.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Economics from Flinders University.
Richard Price was appointed Defence SA Chief Executive in October 2017, after joining the agency as Executive Director Defence and Industry in July 2016.
During his time as Executive Director, he assisted in developing and delivering a program of activities aimed at sustainably growing the defence presence and the defence industry base of the state.
Richard has worked within the defence and public safety sectors for over 25 years and has international industry experience in leadership, business development and engineering.
Prior to joining Defence SA, Richard led a Stockholm based business unit for Saab AB with operations in Sweden, Denmark, Australia, South Africa and the UK. The focus was the global market for communication and control room solutions.
Before moving to Sweden in 2013, Richard was Managing Director of Saab’s Australian operations which have a strong presence in South Australia supplying and sustaining combat system, training and civil security solutions.
Richard is an engineering graduate of the University of Wales (BSc Hons, 1985) and a graduate of the Melbourne Business School Advanced Management Program (2006) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2010).
George Panagopoulos is the Project Manager for the Northern Connector Project.
George commenced his career with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure in 2008. Since that time, he has held a variety of roles on a number of significant road and rail infrastructure projects, including the O-Bahn City Access Project, the award winning Goodwood Grade Separation Project and the $2b Rail Revitalisation Project. In 2014 George was named South Australia’s AIPM’s Young Project Manager of the year.
George is working closely with Lendlease Pty Ltd, the main works contractor on the Northern Connector, to deliver the $985m project.
Mr Vince Scanlon has been involved with the aviation industry for over 20 years, with a previous background in consulting engineering and construction management.
Mr Scanlon joined Federal Airports Corporation (Adelaide Airport) in 1997 as part of the ‘due diligence’ process during the sale and privatisation of Australian Airports. Subsequent to the sale he was appointed as the Executive General Manager, Airport Operations and Infrastructure by Adelaide Airport Limited (AAL) where his responsibilities encompassed infrastructure, airside safety and security compliance and facilities management.
His current role as Executive General Manager Planning & Infrastructure includes master planning and development of commercial and aeronautical infrastructure.
During his career with AAL, Mr Scanlon has provided design input and oversight into the development of Adelaide’s new terminal. This was Australia’s first greenfield terminal to be built in over a decade and the first full ‘common use’ facility in Australia. More recently he was involved in the long term aeronautical planning of the Terminal Precinct Area, including road realignment for improved vehicle set-back, multi-story carpark, elevated passenger bridges and public transport interchange facilities.
Mr Scanlon is Chair of the ACI Asia Pacific Regional Aviation Security Committee and a member of the ACI World Security Committee.
Dariusz Fanok is a Senior Project Manager working at the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) in South Australia for the last 15 years. He received his Bachelor Degree of Engineering with Honours in Civil Engineering from the University of Adelaide in 1998.
Some recent notable projects Dariusz has led include;
Simon Keith is the Manager Assets and Projects at the City of Playford, his current role is responsible for Council’s asset management and project delivery teams, which includes an annual budget of $25-30 Million, and asset portfolio worth just under $1Billion.
Having worked in both technical and managerial roles, Simon has spent 12 years in the general field of civil engineering including open pit mining, civil construction, consultancy and local government. He has a strong passion in smart design projects, strategic asset renewal and best practise lifecycle management, which has seen him serve a stint as board member with IPWEA (SA) including becoming a ‘Fellow’, as well as presenting at numerous conferences on the future of civil engineering. Through the Local Government Association (SA), he recently co-authored and published design requirements that consider standards for quality asset design and construction within local government, the document 'Infrastructure Guidelines (SA)’, is the culmination of research and the formulation of a benchmark for the Australian civil industry.
As an avid four wheel driver, Simon is often found out beyond the boondocks putting his knowledge of soil and rock strength characteristics to the test.
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