IDAA Board Members

Chairperson - Chris Ridings

Chris Ridings

A board member since October 2014, Chris is senior consultant at EMA Consulting, and an experienced senior executive with broad experience across a range of industries.

He brings to IDAA the invaluable perspective of someone who has a family member living with intellectual disability.

Treasurer - Kate Ireland

Kate Ireland

Kate joined the IDAA Board in October 2014 and has extensive experience in the health services, community, disability and housing sectors.

Kate is the chair of the Finance Committee.

Secretary - Hanne Damgaard

Hanne Damgaard

A board member since 2011, Hanne is a CPA with more than 25 years experience in accounting, finance and corporate services.

She is a member of IDAA’s Finance Committee and is the Treasurer of Trees for Life.

Board Member - Marcus Benny

Marcus has more than 27 years of experience in the construction industry on major projects and managing business development. He is currently working in the aged care and community housing sectors developing design and construction consortiums for future development.

Marcus joined the IDAA Board in October 2015.

Board Member - Margot McInnes

Margot is the Manager, Arts Industry at Arts SA and joined the IDAA Board in October 2015. 

She has undertaken cultural heritage fieldwork in Borneo, India and Philippines and brings an arts and cultural perspective to IDAA, along with her skills in engagement, stakeholder relations and communications.

Board Member - Karen Taylor

Karen is CEO of an industry skills council and has extensive experience in strategic planning, change management and business development.

She has spent the majority of her career working for not-for-profit organisations. Karen joined the IDAA board in October 2015.