ForestrySA Board

June Roache

Board Chair

BAcc, GradCertMgt (Monash), FAICD, FCPA, FAIM

Ms June Roache was appointed as Chair and a Board Member of ForestrySA on 1 January 2018 having previously served as a Board Member and holding the position of Chair, Audit & Risk Committee.

Ms Roache is an independent non-executive director with extensive business experience having held several senior executive roles including Chief Executive of SA Lotteries, and a number of governance roles including Vice President of the World Lottery Association and Chair of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association.

She is currently a Commissioner of the Essential Services Commission of South Australia and the SA National Football League Inc, and a Board Member of the History Trust of SA.

Ms Roache has a degree in accounting from the University of SA, a graduate certificate in management from Monash Mt Eliza Business School and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, CPA Australia, and the Institute of Managers and Leaders.

Scott Ashby

Board member

BA (Hons), GradDipSocSc, GradDipBusAdmin

Mr Scott Ashby is the Chief Executive of the Department of Primary Industries & Regions SA.

His senior executive experience includes Chief Executive, Department for Water; Chief Executive, Department for Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation; Deputy Chief Executive, Department of Premier and Cabinet in SA; and various Executive positions in the Victorian Department of Primary Industries and the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

Mr Ashby is a member of the Senior Management Council, the SA Government ICT Board, State Emergency Management Committee, and the Public Sector Stewardship Committee. He is also a member of the University of Adelaide’s Agribusiness Advisory Board and the University of Adelaide’s People and Culture Committee.

Grant Pelton

Board member

Mr Pelton grew up in the Mid North of South Australia and has a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Zoology and Botany, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Ecology and Management, from Adelaide University.

He has worked in the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) since January 2004 in multiple roles including Fire Management, special projects, and in the last seven years as Director of Regional Programs.

Regional Programs provides program direction, support and coordination to enable the delivery of DEW’s major operational programs through our regions. These include Fire Management, Visitor Services, Asset Management, Compliance, Marine Parks and the coordination of our Volunteer Support Programs, including support for Friends of Parks Incorporated.

Mr Pelton is a member of the DEW Executive, Chair of the Department’s Work, Health & Safety and Women in Leadership Executive Committees and has been Acting Group Executive Director, Parks & Regions, since March this year.

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