Janene Piip is a facilitator of business, employment and social capability projects; an experienced workforce development practitioner; and has most recently been involved with career services and employment projects on Eyre Peninsula. Janene is a Rail Industry Talent Ambassador for the UIC (International Union of Railways, Paris) and has been instrumental in developing strategic workforce development projects funded by the CRC for Rail Innovation. These projects focussed on workforce issues identified by the Australian rail industry including leadership and management, mentoring, coaching and career development in rail. Janene has a PhD in Education and an interest in leadership talent management and workforce productivity in organisations. Janene enjoys the concept of philanthropy, funding and empowering people to take action to solve local issues. Janene’s strategic vision for the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation has been to establish the Education Fund and to actively seek grants and bequests to build the corpus for young people to pursue education and training opportunities of their choice.
Having lived on Eyre Peninsula for over 20 years I have a deep affinity, affection and commitment in ensuring our region remains resilient and robust and a wonderful place to live, work and enjoy the Eyre Peninsula. Long term experience in banking, small business ownership, community sector management and currently working within the Justice system provides me with a diversity of skills that complements other board members. I have been involved with a number of community organisations on Eyre Peninsula including the Port Lincoln Football League Umpires Association, Port Lincoln Primary School Governing Council, Mortlock Shield and in previous times the Community Builders program in Streaky Bay and Regional Coordinator for Mentoring EP and Wheels in Motion.
After an initial seven years in Civil Engineering, Peter joined the embryonic IT industry in 1976 as a programmer. His extensive software experience includes 18 years in the hospitality industry, two years with Macquarie Bank and 14 years in the advertising industry. Raised in Swan Hill, he has lived most of his life on the East Coast and for six years in the USA. He and his wife Margaret fulfilled a long-held ambition to move to Port Lincoln at the beginning of 2010. Peter is President of the Eyre Peninsula Railway Preservation Society, and has published a history of the railways on Eyre Peninsula. He takes a keen interest in issues affecting Eyre Peninsula, especially transport and water. He retired in 2014.
Appointed July 2016
Ken was born in Adelaide and raised in Clare; Ken was employed in the health industry for nearly 40 years in various roles culminating in undertaking the role of Chief Executive Officer, for the Ceduna and Districts Health Service.
Along life’s journey Ken has been involved with many organisations and sporting bodies including Apex, Whyalla Hockey Association, Ceduna Bowls Club, Thevenard Sports and Community Club, Ceduna Community Radio, Red Cross Volunteer, Thevenard Residents and Rate Payers Group, Commissioner for Far West Football League, Member of the Ceduna Health Advisory Council, and is currently in his second term as an elected member of the District Council of Ceduna.
Appointed August 2016
Margaret (Maggie) was born and raised in Melbourne, spending most of her adult life in Sydney. She worked in administrative roles for accountants, stockbrokers and financial planners over a period of more than 45 years in Melbourne, Sydney and Port Lincoln, retiring in early 2016. Over the years, Maggie has been an office-bearer with the support groups of the Girl Guides and various school auxiliaries and was the volunteer co-ordinator for a home therapy program for a brain-injured child in Sydney. Since moving to Port Lincoln in early 2010 she has been the Treasurer of the Eyre Peninsula Railway Preservation Society.
I was born in Adelaide and later moved to Port Lincoln, where I completed my schooling at St Joseph’s School. I went on to pursue a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Flinders University, graduating at the end of 2014. Following this, I returned to Port Lincoln and began my career through the Department for Education and Child Development. My current role as Speech Pathologist at Port Lincoln Community Health allows me to travel across various sites of the Eyre Peninsula, where I am able to engage with a wide variety of community members and their families. I enjoy travel and am interested in languages; I studied Japanese at school and in 2009 I travelled to Muroto, Japan as part of the Port Lincoln/Muroto Delegation, and participated as a host family in 2010. I am actively involved with the YTAP Committee of Port Lincoln, and am passionate about welcoming and encouraging other young skilled workers to join our EP community.
Terri is originally from California, USA, and has been in Australia since 1992 and Port Lincoln since 2002. With a background in business and employment she has directed her management skills into a variety of community projects since retiring in 2007. Terri has been involved with the Port Lincoln Bendigo Community Bank as Director/Secretary, served on the Eyre Regional Health Board, the Port Lincoln Health Advisory Council, past member of Zonta, Rotary (Illawarra District), and has been a mentor at the Port Lincoln High School for 9 years. In 2007 she was appointed by the SA Attorney General as a Special Justice and conducted bail hearings, criminal court sessions and served as a Visiting Tribunal at the Port Lincoln Prison. Currently, Terri sits on the District Council of Lower Eyre Development and Assessment Panel, retains her appointment as a Justice of the Peace, a Life Member of Community House and is president of the PL Chicken and Chablis Club. Terri has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Business) and has post graduate studies in Criminal Justice. Travel is one of her favourite pastimes having travelled to 33 countries so far.
Colin was born in and raised on the South Coast of NSW and worked for Australian Iron and Steel (BHP) as a metallurgist and waterfront supervisor. Colin retired to Port Lincoln in 2002 to raise beef cattle. He has served as a board member of Community House and currently mentors at Port Lincoln High School. Colin has degrees in science, arts and history.
Barbara has retired from the challenging world of Agricultural Merchandise Retailing and now enjoys the quiet life of farming with husband David on their 1500-acre farm at Kimba where she spends a lot of time with her six grandchildren and horses. She volunteers for local organisations and supports many clubs, cooking for cake stalls and selling raffle tickets etc and has recently been awarded Life Membership of the Kimba Racing Club.
Barbara and David have now appointed a Manager for their business at Kimba and are still shareholders and sit on the Board of Directors for two other retail outlets spread across EP.
Barbara attended schools at Ungarra, Lock and Port Lincoln and then nursed at Cleve and Whyalla, graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1974. After working as a Theatre Sister for two years she and David moved to Kimba and set up their business in 1976, firstly as a Spare Parts, Tyre and Battery Outlet, then progressing onto Agchem and Fertiliser in 1986.
They became shareholders of a corporate buying group and travelled extensively throughout Australia and sometimes overseas attending field days, conferences and seminars, where they were often recognised for their commitment and achievements with many state awards.
Barbara is passionate about the wellbeing of the Kimba Community where the population is declining and farming is becoming more challenging. Businesses are struggling and service groups are battling with fewer volunteers and there is a lack of employment for the local school leavers.
Born in Leigh Creek, Leonie was raised in Mount Gambier until leaving to attend Teachers College in Adelaide. Leonie graduated and began her teaching career at Point Pearce Aboriginal School on Yorke Peninsula before being transferred to Port Lincoln in 1977. Marrying and raising a family in Port Lincoln, Leonie has continued to enjoy teaching and completed a Masters of Education/ Studies of Asia through Flinders University. She is currently teaching an Indonesian Languages/ Studies of Asia role at Port Lincoln Junior Primary School and keen to broaden the horizons of young students. Through caring for family members as they travel through the aging process Leonie has firsthand experience and knowledge of care packages, Palliative Care, the Eyre Peninsula Home Hospice Service and other services available on the Eyre Peninsula, and an interest in Grants and Programmes that the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation offers and supports.