Dr Lisa McDonald - Chair
Dr Lisa McDonald is an interdisciplinary consultant and educator, with a background in cultural research, media, communications, and the arts. She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of South Australia and has drawn on this field to explore a range of research interests, including the intersection of the arts, humanities, and sciences, and ‘interspecies’, or human-animal relations. Over the past twenty years she has been teaching and researching in related fields in Australian universities and in the VET sector. She has developed a passion for ‘generative’ ways of doing things, or how to think inventively to create cultural change.
She became interested in the discipline of carriage driving a few years ago, and through that, the transformative presence of horses in her life. Her attention is currently focused on:
Dr Kirrilly Thompson - Vice Chair
Briony Moore - Interim Secretary
Peter Oborn - Treasurer
Denis Edmonds APM
Retired Police Officer
Judith Leeson AM
Current horse industry connections:
Reagan Garner is an HR Manager and local property owner in the Adelaide hills. He holds a Masters in Commerce and an MBA. Having moved into the hills a number of years ago he become involved in horse riding with his family, starting with the Golden Spur Pony Club. Moving to the Adelaide Hills has been the best decision he has made and he continues to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, the hills townships and of course the many wineries!
Reagan is interested in contributing to the Adelaide Hills community and maintaining its wonderful country lifestyle. A personal goal is to make horse riding more accessible for the community and improving riding opportunities.