Three new members with a wealth of knowledge and experience have joined Uni Hub Spencer Gulf’s board.

Chris Stringer from Port Pirie, Danni Wilson from Port Augusta and Kylie Petherick from Port Lincoln have been appointed to the board for a three year term, joining existing board members Brenton Vanstone (chair), Anthea Pavy (deputy chair), Roger Kirchner, Reg Dennis and Sarah Joyce.

Uni Hub also recently farewelled Jaene McKnight from Rowe Partners in Port Augusta, who retired from the board at the end of December 2023.

Uni Hub CEO, Anita Kuss said the assessment of nominations considered the mix of skills already on the board, along with relevant experience, and geographic spread across the region.

“Each of the new members bring with them some really relevant skills and knowledge which complements our existing board, along with strong community and industry networks,” Ms Kuss said.

Chris Stringer

Chris has extensive experience in professional development, overseeing the delivery and scheduling of training, safety and cultural programs at Nyrstar in Port Pirie.

He has had a long career in heavy industry, starting out with ETSA in Port Augusta as an apprentice boilermaker/welder. Since then, he has spent more than two decades with Nyrstar in a range of roles, including his current role as Site HR Training Coordinator.

Other qualifications include a Certificate IV in OHS, Certificate IV Training and Assessment and Frontline Management and Training.

He is a member of the Mid North Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce as well as the Heavy Industry Multi Skills Advisory Panel.

Danni Wilson

With formal qualifications including a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), Danni Wilson’s professional career includes 17 years in pharmacy management.

She was a member of the North and West Medications Optimisation Service Steering Committee between 2018 and 2022 and the Stirling North Childhood Services Centre Board in 2017. Danni has previously been a member of the Port Augusta Coastal Homes Committee and the secretary for the SA/NT branch of the Society Of Hospital Pharmacists. 

Danni has also been involved in the Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network Rural Health Workforce Strategy Implementation.

Kylie Petherick

Kylie Petherick has spent most of her career in senior management and leadership roles in the manufacturing sector, trade services, professional services and currently aquaculture industry.

She has a Master of Business Administration, Certificate IV Training and Assessment and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

She is involved in the Port Lincoln and Eyre Peninsula community, having volunteered her time to Netball for more than 30 years.