Malcolm McLeod

Dealer Principal  McLeods Whyalla Automotive

Working history,

  • 1983 Mitchell Holden Parts junior, Motor mechanic, sales consultant, sales manager
  • 1993 Ken Feltus Holden  Sales Manager
  • 1996 to current Dealer Principal.

Previous President of the WCCI, and current executive member, inaugral business icon hall of fame individual, 2010 business of the year,  2018 employer of the year.

Life member of the West Whyalla Football Club

Ryan Sutherland
Vice President

I’ve been managing the Arts Centre for 12 years, and working in this space for 19 years. I’m currently a member of the Whyalla Enterprising Women, Whyalla NAIDOC Committee and part of the uneARTh Festival Committee.

The arts and community is my passion and seeing the difference that engagement of Arts and Cultural practice can make gets me excited!

I have beautiful family, an amazingly supportive partner Steve, 3 big boys, Shannan, Josh and Jesse and a very cheeky little girl who is the apple of everyone’s eye, Mila.

I’m passionate about Whyalla and feel an incredible sense of pride to have the opportunity to work with stakeholders and industry to progress our city.

Hadyn Shepherd
Executive Member

I am a professional engineer with over 30 years’ experience in heavy industry servicing the steel and mining business sectors across the UK and Australia.

I hold a B.Eng (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from Bath University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Cardiff University.

I have been married to Helen for 28 years and have two daughters Emily and Grace.

I have lived in Whyalla for 28 years and am proud to call Whyalla my home.

Paul Schmidt
Executive Member

A small business owner in Whyalla for 8+ years in addition to a background in electrical heavy Industry. Extensive experience in all facets of the print industry

Barbara Derham
Executive Member
  • First tourism commissioners of South Australia
  • Chair of Flag-Choice hotels
  • Restaurant Board of SA
  • Operator accommodation business since 1970
  • Knowledge of training in hospitality
  • Awarded contribution tourism in SA 2005
  • Board of HMAA Hotel Motel Association 10 years
  • Patron SA police academy
  • Board of Regional Tafe 20 years
  • Member Eyre Peninsula Tourism Association
  • Westpac Telstra South Australian business woman of the year, which gave me the opportunity to travel extensively.
  • Whyalla City Council 15 years, Whyalla Tourism committee, established 2016 Tourism Focus Group for Whyalla.
  • Passion for tourism promoting South Australia has always been my priority.
  • Contacts in the industry, Federal State and Local Government

Believe I can bring to the Board, knowledge as hands on operator, dealing with the visitor, family, corporate market and executives of a high level.

Rick Santucci
Executive Member

Deputy Mayor Rick Santucci has lived, worked and raised his family in Whyalla since 1974.

He has spent many years volunteering in Whyalla, proudly winning the Citizen of the Year Award in 2000 and receiving the inaugural Emergency Services Medal presented by the Governor for services to the community. Deputy Mayor Santucci has also served on Whyalla’s Hospital Board and the Aged Care Board.

He is employed by Liberty GFG working in the health and wellbeing field as the Injury Management Advisor for South Australia.

Deputy Mayor Santucci has spent three terms as a Councillor and has been proudly elected by his peers in the position of Deputy Mayor twice.

Peter Fulton

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Jason Gebhardt
Executive Member
Territory Account Manager - Onsite Rental Group (Regional SA)

Experienced Account Manager with a broad range of skills from Account Management to Operations and Maintenance.

Born and raised in the Mid North of SA, now proudly residing in Whyalla for over 10 years.
Passionate for the growth of community programs and events, I have found myself volunteering and assisting with the management of community groups and organisations throughout my time in Whyalla.