Acting Chief Executive Officer
If you’ve ever called LG Professionals SA, chances are you know exactly who Rhiannon is—her high-energy attitude and positivity are infectious, and she channels all of it into her work. After over 5 years with LG Professionals SA and a background in events and marketing she is well positioned to support the team and Board to deliver on the mission of developing local government people.
Whilst managing the day to day Rhiannon is also responsible for our key events - the Annual State Conference, Management Challenge, Leadership Excellence Awards, Economic Development Conference and Rural Management Challenge—as well as Corporate Partnerships.
It’s fair to say Rhiannon loves her job—to her, the sector feels like a family, and she loves how dedicated our members are to their communities and each other. She loves hearing about all the amazing work being accomplished in the sector and is ready to help you promote them through our Awards Program.
Rivalling her professional responsibilities are Rhiannon’s skills in the old arts—fascinated by everything crafty, she’s a deft hand at crocheting and is slowly working her way through an abstract embroidery project. Her spare time is dedicated to picking up litter as part of a volunteer role at neighbouring parks, taking photos of koalas in her backyard and keeping her vast collection of indoor plants alive.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
With a wealth of knowledge and experience in not for profit marketing, Elyse is responsible for coordinating, scheduling and delivering all of our marketing and communications to you - she's a huge support to the team, and we're so thankful she is here!
Having worked for eight years in a membership organisation prior to joining the LG Professionals SA team, Elyse not only brings experience in membership but also training, professional development, event management and stakeholder engagement.
Elyse is looking forward to learning more about the wonderful local government sector and putting faces to names - so please make sure you come and introduce yourself if you see her out and about!
She loves to travel, and has been to America eight times - she loves it there! She is hoping to continue travelling the globe, and perhaps exploring somewhere new on her next trip. Elyse is a movie/tv buff, and it doesn't take much convincing to get her to the cinema or to binge the latest series on Netflix. If not travelling or checking out the latest films, you'll find her spending time with family, friends and her two cats Merlin and Bela.
Network and Program Officer
As our Network and Program Officer, Tahlia is responsible for supporting our six networks (including three major network conferences) our leadership development programs and the membership function of our organisation. She is here to provide you with a range of opportunities to connect, learn and grow in your career.
Tahlia worked in the sector for five years prior to her role at LG Professionals SA, so she brings both experience and perspective to her work, which is great for us and even better for our members. With a passion for personal and professional development, and a love for helping people thrive, Tahlia is there to support you at any stage of your career journey—whether it be at an upcoming network forum or one of our leadership programs.
Tahlia is a certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, so it’s no surprise that she has a love of health and wellness. She loves to travel and can’t wait to get back on a plane again. When she’s not thinking about her next holiday, you’ll find her reading, brunching with friends and family or spending time with her Golden Retriever, Bonnie.
Events and Administration Officer
As our Events and Administration Officer, Taylor assists the team in any way she can to ensure our events and programs run smoothly, in addition to answering the phones, responding to emails, managing our database and providing any other support we need … basically she’s a saint and we don’t know what we ever did without her.
Prior to commencing her role with us, Taylor spent many years working in hospitality (we can confirm her latte art is on point) and administration roles. She’s a full-time student studying a Bachelor of Tourism and Event Management, so it’s no surprise that one of her favourite things about our sector is the commitment to personal and professional development.
For the first time in 10 years, Taylor is able to enjoy not working weekends, which is giving her more time to explore local markets and attend events and festivals. She’s also started a wine club with some friends to learn more about wine, particularly SA wines. More recently this has evolved into their own spin-off series of the My Kitchen Rules Instant Restaurants, cooking for each other and matching dishes with the perfect wines.
For 20 years, Sandra has worked in bookkeeping and finance roles, with the first 10 of those spent at The Salvation Army before becoming a stay-at-home mum to dote on her two beautiful children.
Sandra has been with LG Professionals SA for four years now and her favourite part of her job is the people she works with and the sense of community within the sector.
She loves sharing her life with her husband and children, but when she does find time to herself, Sandra loves to create beautiful mosaic art and practice the art of upcycling to reuse materials and reduce her carbon footprint. She’s also got some serious talents in the kitchen and makes a mean Malteser fudge!