Our Board

  • Ian Steel

    CEO

    Ian established Kickstart For Kids, a not for profit organisation, after mentoring “at risk” primary school children. In 2009 Ian noticed that the children he was mentoring were always hungry and could not concentrate properly. After consulting with teachers and students it was discovered that on average 10 to 15% of kids in lower socio-economic areas were coming to school without breakfast and no lunch.

  • David Simmons - Chairman

    David Simmons graduated from what is now the University of South Australia in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy. David has worked in manufacturing industry throughout his career, joining Hills Industries in 1984. He was appointed Finance Director in July 1987 and Managing Director in 1992. He retired from Hills in June 2008.

    When David ran Hills, it was an Adelaide based public company with revenues in excess of $1 Billion and around 4,000 employees. Hills had operations in all states of Australia and overseas and operated in three key market segments being Home, Hardware & Eco Products, Building & Industrial Products and Electronic Security and Entertainment.

    David’s current and former directorships include:

    Professional
    - Chairman, Korvest Ltd 2002-2008
    - Chairman, Innovate SA 2005-2012
    - Director, Codan Limited 2008-
    - Board Member, Thomson Geer Lawyers 2008-
    - Director, CMV Group 2008- Chairman 2009-
    - Director, Detmold Group 2011-

    Community
    - Chairman Ronald McDonald House Building Appeal 2007-2011
    - Chairman Ronald McDonald House Adelaide 2009-
    - Board Member Special Olympics 2010-2011
    - Chairman SAHMRI Fundraising Board 2014-
    - Board Member Impact100 SA 2014-

    David was appointed to the South Australian Economic Development Board in May 2002 becoming Chairman of the Board on 1 June 2006, a position he held until June 2008.

  • Steven Moore

    Steve is the current Executive Director, Operations and Finance at Business SA, the states’ peak employer-based industry association. Along with heading up the organisation’s full finance function. Steve acts as director of Chambers’ Apprentice Support Australia Pty Ltd (ASA), an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider jointly owned an operated by Business SA.

    After over 25 years with Accru Harris Orchard, a mid-sized Adelaide based Accounting & Business Advisory practice (13+ of these years as a partner), Steve became CEO of the Glenelg Football Club before moving on to his current role at the end of 2015.

    A University of SA graduate and Chartered Accountant, Steve also currently volunteers on the Finance and Audit sub-committee of Sport SA. His extensive accounting, taxation and commercial transaction experience provides KickStart for Kids with the expertise needed in these key governance areas.

  • Belinda Petersen

    Belinda’s well-established career as a communications professional comes from having worked in the local, national and the international arena for the last 24 years.

    Working across a diverse range of sectors including retail, leading food and convenience brands, property developments, museums, national parks, and major tourist destinations including South Australian Museum, British Museum, Royal Parks of London and Parks Victoria.

    Her passion and expertise in strategic marketing, communications and public relations are reflected in her outstanding results for each client. Belinda also has extensive issues management experience across her diverse portfolio.

    Belinda proudly launched her agency BPR back in 2014 and has built an agency that prides itself on a consultative approach and delivering exceptional results for clients. BPR tailors services to meet clients’ unique needs, culture, resources and business objectives and goals. Their portfolio of past and present clients includes OTR, Adelaide 36ers, SA History Festival, Jodi Lee Foundation, Oporto, Zamel’s, Mazzuchelli’s, Krispy Kreme SA, Myer Centre, Newenham, Cheesfest, Burke Urban, JLL and the Adelaide Italian Festival.

    She proudly sits on the board for KickStart for Kids and her agency BPR were proud to create and launch the KickStart for Kids Against Period Poverty Campaign in 2021 which has seen 120 schools across SA now receive sanitary products for females in need.

  • Todd Roberts

    Chief Executive Officer

    Todd joined the Credit Union SA as the Chief Executive Officer in June 2020, having spent over 25 years working in finance and professional services across Australia and the UK, including 11 years as an Executive at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He is passionate about leading a highly effective, performance-driven professional team who are dedicated to achieving outstanding results for both internal and external customers.

    Possessing excellent interpersonal communication and negotiation skills and the ability to build and maintain beneficial stakeholder relationships, Todd is passionate about utilising these skills in both corporate life and community involvement, having played an active role in the not-for-profit community for over the last 25 years.

    Todd holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from the University of South Australia and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Governor’s Leadership Program.

    Todd has held a significant number of Chair and Director roles including various not-for profit organisations and charities throughout his career. Currently he is Council Chair for Scotch College and Chair of the Leaders Institute of South Australia.

  • Tony Royal

    Tony Royal is currently the co-owner of Armstrong Wines, former Seppelt (Great Western) winemaker, former CEO of Seguin Moreau Australia, and former CEO and joint owner of Portavin Integrated Wine Services.

    Armstrong Vineyards (Great Western) was planted by Stan and Tony Royal, with the first 2ha of shiraz planted in 1989, and a further 4.7ha of shiraz planted in ‘95-96. Low yields (5 – 6 tonnes per ha) mean the wines have and will continue to be produced in limited quantities. In the years since, this child has discovered siblings in the La Lutte & Royal Scribe brands, which offer a range of premium wines from several of Australia’s best wine regions.