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Samela Harris

South Australian journalist, critic and blogger
South Australia

In a career spanning three continents and forty years, Samela has written on everything from the depths of international political analysis to gossip. She was the first woman employed to work full-time on the news floor of The News and, by odd chance,...

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John Halbert AM MBE

Australian Rules Legend & Senior Australian of the Year (SA) 2009
South Australia

Apart from a distinguished career in SANFL, AFL and the Australian Football Foundation, John has had an exceptional career as an academic, sportsman, educator, mentor and public speaker. His dedication to the development of young people in sport was recognised...

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Peter Goers

Media personality – 891 ABC
South Australia

Actor, director, reviewer, former academic and current host of the highly successful radio program 'The Evening Show' on 891 ABC Adelaide. His career has spanned over thirty years in the entertainment industry across a range of different mediums and formats...

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Mem Fox

Children’s book author
South Australia

Mem is a retired Associate Professor of Literacy Studies and also Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author. Her first publication, Possum Magic, is the best selling children’s book in Australia. It is over thirty years old and is still...

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Anthony Fioravanti

SA Police Superintendent of Eastern Adelaide Local Service area
South Australia

With a career spanning over 32 years in the Police Force, Anthony spent 16 years in the Special Task & Rescue Group and has been OIC of a number of Service Areas around South Australia. He was selected to participate in the 2009 South Australia &...

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Ivan Copley

Indigenous Community worker & Australian of the Year (South Australia) 2009
South Australia

Ivan has devoted his life to achieve reconciliation and better outcomes for Indigenous Australians.  Through his work with Rotary he established the first clean drinking water purifier in the Aboriginal community of Leigh Creek. Whilst at the Australian...

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Francene Connor

Events, Marketing & Public Relations expert
South Australia

Francene has worked in events marketing and public relations for more than 25 years and was a successful restaurateur in the early 1980s. She spent a large part of her career working in the tourism sector and was a Board Director of the South Australian...

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John (Jack) Cahill

AFL player, Coach & Sporting Personality
South Australia

For 6 decades Jack has combined his commitment to sport with his working life.  He has played over 266 games in the SANFL and has coached 695 games for a number of AFL Teams. He has always had a fierce desire to be the best – to push himself, to get...

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Edgar Agius OAM

President, Maltese Community Council
South Australia

Edgar is currently President of the Maltese Community Council of South Australia. In the mid-90s Edgar served as President and coordinator of the Maltese Language and Folk Dancing School of Adelaide, organising cultural floor shows. He is currently serving...

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Dr Lynn Arnold AO

Former CEO of Anglicare & former SA Premier
South Australia

Entering Parliament in 1979 Lynn held various portfolios, culminating in Premier of South Australia. After leaving politics Lynn received a PhD from the University of Adelaide.  He was appointed as Chief Executive of World Vision Australia in 1997, later...

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Wayne Anthoney

Actor, theatre director, acting teacher, stand-up comedian, clown and magician
South Australia

Wayne trained as a scientist at Adelaide University, graduating in 1962, and worked with early computers until opting for a different career path in 1974. He has worked as Humbolt the Clown and done many film roles, most recently playing one of the guilty...

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Mike Zafiropoulos AM

Community affairs, Philanthropist

Mike Zafiropoulos AM has had more than 40 years involvement in community affairs in a wide range of fields, covering the arts, sport, health, welfare, local government and philanthropy. His contribution is broad and includes local, state, national and...

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