Board Members

Mr Peter Charlesworth – Chairman

MBA, GAICD, Harvard AMP

Peter brings extensive knowledge and industry experience to United Way SA as the Executive GM, Minelab and Codan Defence.

Peter joined Codan in 2003 as General Manager of Engineering and subsequently held various roles including New Business Manager and HF Radio Business Development Manager. He was appointed to Executive General Manager of Minelab in 2008, following its acquisition by Codan in that same year.

In addition to Minelab, Peter is the Executive General Manager of Codan Defence Electronics. He holds a degree in Electrical and Electrical Engineering with First Class Honours and also a Masters of Business Administration, both from The University of Adelaide. He is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in 2014. He was Chairman of the Technology Industry Association from 2006 to 2011 and was on the Adelaide University ARI Advisory Board from 2009 to 2015. He is presently on the Board of the charity United Way SA and is a member of the SA Government, Department of State Development, grant review committee.

Ms Ann perriam – Treasurer

Professional and strategic Finance professional, degree qualified with 15 years’ experience working across multiple industries. Throughout Ann’s career she has delivered and continues to deliver innovative solutions to improve profitability, mitigate risk, increase operational efficiency, strengthen engagement, address and manage change and strengthen leadership capabilities. This has been achieved through Ann’s solid business acumen and partnering with the business to ensure finance activities and strategies align and support the business model and objectives. Ann is currently employed with ElectraNet and previous work history includes G8 Education, Schnieder Electric / Clipsal Australia and Enest and Young.

Mr Graham Goodwin

Graham joined the South Australia Police in 1987 after a short period in private industry as a manager. He has served in various country and metropolitan postings and in 2009 he was seconded to the Kent Police Force in the United Kingdom as an assistant area commander. He is currently in charge of the Serious and Organised Crime Branch.

Graham is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Australian Army Reserve, again serving in a number of positions particularly in the areas of planning and workforce development. In 2012 he accepted a 12 month posting to the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor Leste as the Deputy Chief Military Liaison Officer. In 2013 he was appointed Commanding Officer of the 10th/27th Battalion, The Royal South Australia Regiment.

He studies regularly and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), and in 2007 was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Command and Staff College (Reserve), and has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management. Graham and his wife Jenny have two children, Mitchell and Sophie. His leisure interests include cycling, bush walking, camping, and football.

Mr Brenton James

Brenton has been acting in the legal industry for over 23 years primarily undertaking insurance and commercial work. He has appeared as counsel in a large number of trials and provides advice to the insurance industry on matters involving significant risk, general litigation, legislative interpretation and legal costs.

Brenton is a regular industry speaker. He is the Managing Principal of Jones Harley Toole

Ms Philippa Crawford

Philippa joined the United Way Board in early 2017. Her energy and industry experience as the Business Development Manager at CMV Farms adds a new perspective and marketing focus to the Board.

Mr Gary Metcalf

Gary is the Managing Director of Metcalf Group SA, a family owned South Australian business that has been in operation for more than 20 years. Gary provides experience in leading and growing all divisions of a business to create a dynamic and progressive organisation.  As previous President of The Glenelg Football Club 2004-2013 Gary’s 3 top achievements were growing membership from 1000 to 3000 members, increasing sponsorship funds by 200% and the number of sponsors by 50%. With Gary’s communication skills and ability to establish sustainable relationships Gary will make a great asset to United Way South Australia.

Mr Mike Matarazzo

Mike is the Director of Research and Development at AEM Cores. AEM are world-leaders in Transformer Core Technology with over 45 years experience. AEM specialises in Research and Development, Manufacture of Unicore Machinery, Manufacture of Test Equipment, and Supply of Magnetic Cores. Mike completed a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Adelaide in 2015.

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