Governance - SA

Information about Alzheimer's Australia SA board and patron.

Board of Directors


ANTHONY (TONY) NEWMAN – Joined AASA Board on 20 October 2010

Tony Newman is a highly experienced senior executive with expertise in Finance, Supply Chain, Sales and Marketing and Information Technology. Tony is a strategic thinker and leader and a highly effective operations manager. His highly developed skills in negotiation, collaboration, relationship management and delivery of customer satisfaction and his coaching and mentoring approach with staff have contributed to Tony’s success in a complex international environment. The work of AASA holds a special place with Tony. His dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years before his death in 1996. Tony is Chairman of the South Australian Jockey Club and AASA’s representative on the National Board of Alzheimer’s Australia.


Vice Chairman

TIMOTHY (TIM) WHITE FFIN, FPNA, FAICD, FFPA, CFP – Joined AASA Board on 21 October 2009

Tim’s background is in banking, finance, accounting and financial planning which spans over 40 years. Key areas of expertise are mergers and acquisitions, governance, risk management and strategic planning within banks, credit unions and accounting & financial planning practices. Tim is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Institute of Public Accountants and the Financial Planning Association.


Acting Chief Executive Office and Secretary 

RAJIV CHAND – Joined AASA Board on 1 July 2017


Board Members

JOHN GILES – Joined AASA Board on 20 October 2010

John has tertiary qualifications in Economics and Engineering.  His most recent business experience was with a major US computing company.  In this position he had global responsibility for business development with major international companies and governments.  His previous positions have included responsibility for strategic planning, organisational management, business development and IT management.  He has worked in a management consulting role to government and government agencies, as well as a number of private organisations.  John also worked in the USA as a management consultant.  Since retirement he has been a board member of community TV station, Channel 44 Adelaide.  John became involved with AASA when some friends developed younger onset dementia.

ALAN BEVAN BA., Dip. Ed., GAICD – Joined AASA Board on 21 October 2009

Alan has held various leadership positions including Chief Operating Officer, General Manager and Project Director for a range of national education technology projects.These roles have required liaison across Australia and New Zealand with Ministers, government departments, crown law, industry and professional bodies. He is experienced in strategic planning, risk management, policy advice, staff leadership and development, and project management. Previously Alan was Online Services Manager for the SA Department of Education and Children Services and was instrumental in the negotiation of a whole of government contract with Telstra for the delivery of high speed Internet to all SA government schools. He has been a regional adviser within the education department and a successful secondary school faculty head and classroom teacher. He took early retirement in 2010 to care for his partner Sue with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly Sue passed in early 2014, which has only served to galvanise his commitment to Alzheimer’s Australia SA.


VASILIOUS (BILL) ANTONIOU CFP®, GDipFP (FINSIA), Adv Dip Acc – Joined AASA Board on 2 November 2013

Bill's involvement with Alzheimer's Australia SA (AASA) Board began in 2013 as a result of family and friends being diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Bill holds the position of Private Client Adviser helping clients navigate their way through the complex financial maze that exists today. His background and expertise is in Accounting, Financial Planning, Banking and Finance and holds qualifications in these areas. He is a Registered Tax Agent & Certified Financial Planner and holds the position of Deputy Chair of the Financial Planning Association SA Chapter and Treasurer of the Adelaide Titans Football Club.

JASON NEAVE – Joined AASA Board 12 November 2013

Jason Neave is a marketing practitioner and owner of The Distillery, a digitally-led marketing agency with offices in Adelaide, Melbourne and Darwin. Jason is also the founder of social sportsbetting start-up Punt Club - a platform that lets people run punters clubs online and sits on the national board as a non-executive director at ADMA (Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising), Australia's largest marketing industry association.

CLARE MACADAM – Joined AASA Board on 18 August 2014-08-28

Clare is a professional fundraiser and business communicator with more than 25 years’ experience in both the corporate and not for profit sectors.  She has held national roles in community welfare, environment, education and the arts, working from bases in Victoria, New South Wales, ACT, Queensland and now South Australia.  She is passionate about Relationship Fundraising and believes that genuine shared values are fundamental to success. Clare has an ongoing commitment to volunteering, alongside her professional responsibilities and has been an active member of several not for profit boards, most recently Junction Australia where she served for four years and held the position of Chair prior to stepping down to become an employee. Clare joined the Alzheimer’s Australia SA board in August and serves as Chair of the Governance Committee.