Board Members & Committees

RPSA Board Members are elected by the RPSA membership each year at the Annual General Meeting. Prior to each AGM we call for RPSA members to nominate to join the Board. Joining the RPSA Board exposes you to a wide range of information and activities that will broaden your skills and knowledge. You do not need to be an expert in rates to join the Board – but your expertise will grow as you learn. Please contact any current Board Member to discuss the benefits that come with this role.

Following the meeting held on 4 March 2020 the following members were elected to the Board. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the below.

Executive BOARD MEMBERS

  • PRESIDENT: Caroline MoffattCampbelltown City Council

    PRESIDENT:
    Caroline Moffatt
    Campbelltown City Council

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    P: 8366 9253

    Profile

    I have been a Revenue Professional in Local Government since 2015 initially at the Rural City of Murray Bridge and then from November 2019 at the Campbelltown City Council.

    Prior to that, I had worked in customer service and finance roles, so working in rates is ideal for me as both skillsets are required.

    I joined the Revenue Professionals SA as a Board Member in February 2018 as when I was a new Rates Officer I found the support received from the RPSA & my fellow members was invaluable to being able to perform the role. I am passionate about helping new Revenue Professionals by having a forum for them to ask questions, informative resources readily available, to share information & keep members up to date with the many changes that occur within our industry to assist them in their roles.

    I took on the role of President for RPSA in early 2020 and have found it challenging yet rewarding. Facing the events that have been affecting our industry and our world, with the need to adapt quickly to our ever-changing new ‘normal’.

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family & friends, reading, watching movies and card making.

    I look forward to working with the Board to continue to support our members.

  • VICE PRESIDENT: Michael MoyleMount Barker District Council

    VICE PRESIDENT:
    Michael Moyle
    Mount Barker District Council

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    P: 8391 7228

    Profile

    I began my Local Government career in 2005 with the Mount Barker District Council Records team before starting in the Rates department in early 2006. The challenges of rating have given me the appetite to develop my knowledge in the field with the completion of a number of Local Government qualifications with a Rates focus.

    Mount Barker District Council is one of the fastest growing councils in Australia offering outstanding lifestyle and business opportunities within a diverse and progressive community, currently there are approximately 18,100 assessments in the district.

    I like to spend the majority of my time outside of work with my young family and have a passion for cricket, footy and motorsport.

  • SECRETARY: Patricia CoonanThink Purple Solutions

    SECRETARY:
    Patricia Coonan
    Think Purple Solutions

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    P: 0408 801 026

    PROFILE

    I have more than 20 years office experience and Local Government experience in various roles and areas including administration, program/project coordination, governance and events management. I worked at the Local Government Association of SA for 14 years in various positions from administration up to management and at the Town of Gawler for four years as a Governance Officer. I created Think Purple Solutions (TPS) in 2013 to assist businesses to achieve goals and objectives without the need to accommodate an in-house staff member. As owner and operator of Think Purple Solutions, I provide services to businesses including:

    • event management
    • proof reading / quality control / word processing
    • document formatting / PowerPoint presentations
    • administration services (Virtual Assistant) – low or high end support
    • project / program coordination
    • customer service – taking/making phone calls, point of contact
    • data entry / spreadsheets / templates
    • sorting and organising – records, paperwork, office spaces
    • budget management
  • TREASURER:Roy AllenThe Barossa Council

    TREASURER:
    Roy Allen
    The Barossa Council

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    P: 8563 8463

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    I started working for The Barossa Council in 2002 as an Accounting Officer with 50% Rates. My position was changed to full time Rates in 2004 and in 2008 I was promoted to my current position of Senior Rates Officer.

    I have been a member of RPSA since starting at the Council and I got elected onto the Board in 2014 and first became Treasurer in 2016.

Board Members

  • Ann-Marie PutlandAdelaide Hills Council

    Ann-Marie Putland
    Adelaide Hills Council

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    P: 8408 0446

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    I began my career in Local Government with the former District Council of Onkaparinga way back in 1979 when staff were multi-skilled, not specialised in areas like we work in today. Adelaide Hills Council was formed in 1997 following the amalgamation of the former District Councils of Stirling, Gumeracha, Onkaparinga and East Torrens. Adelaide Hills Council has approximately 18,750 assessments and the rates team is staffed by 1.9 FTE during peak times.

    Outside of work I like to spend time with family and friends; reading and caravanning holidays.

  • Karen PedleyCity of Tea Tree Gully

    Karen Pedley
    City of Tea Tree Gully

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    P: 8397 7260

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    I have been working in Local Government for the last 30 years of which 28 have been spent in rating services and finance. Looking after accounts payable, accounts receivable, property searches and rates. I think this has given me a broad knowledge of all things finance. One of the things I love about my job is seeing enthusiastic and passionate newcomers start to build their knowledge around rating services and the vast and interesting challenges we face every day. It certainly never boring.

    Things I love to do when not at work are spending time with family including 6 beautiful grandchildren, gardening and holidays both locally as I love SA and interstate.

  • Michael KelledyKelledyjones Lawyers

    Michael Kelledy
    Kelledyjones Lawyers

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    P: 8113 7100

    Profile

    I studied at university in Bristol (England) and moved to Australia in 1994.

    After many years of hard work and commitment, being recognised as a key legal adviser to local government in South Australia both by clients and my peers in the ‘Best Lawyers Awards’, it was in 2012 that, together with Natasha, I took the opportunity to open our boutique legal practice, KelledyJones Lawyers.

    My areas of expertise are all matters ‘local government’ whether legislative in nature or common law based. I provide legal advice including in a strategic, political and business context in contentious, sensitive and difficult matters. I enjoy presenting at sector conferences (both nationally and within South Australia) and have been widely published in local government publications.

    Outside of the office I am a bit of a “foodie” and look forward to spending time in the kitchen trying out recipes (in particular, making them pescatarian or vegetarian-friendly). I enjoy watching my boys play sport and spending time with my (nearly four going on fourteen) daughter at our home in the Adelaide Hills.

  • Chelsea BurnsKingston District Council

    Chelsea Burns
    Kingston District Council

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    P: 8767 2033

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    I have been a full time employee with the Kingston District Council since 2007, where my main role has been as the ‘Senior Property Officer’. Being a small regional council, my role has been very diverse and included land and property management, coastal projects, procurement and supervising council’s rates function. More recently, I have been transitioning into a new position of ‘Team Leader Sustainability and Projects’ and mentoring Council’s rates and property officer.

    Outside of the office, I love gardening, cooking, being in the fresh air or at the beach and spending time with my pet golden retriever, Lulu.

  • Jodie HaggerThe Rural City of Murray Bridge

    Jodie Hagger
    The Rural City of Murray Bridge

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    P: 8539 1438

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    I started working for Rural City of Murray Bridge in 2009 as a Records Officer. I was in records for about 5 years until I transferred to the finance department as the Accounts Receivable Officer. After about a year of just doing Accounts receivable I started assisting in the Rates area. I just did basic rates tasks but after a while I took over all the debt collection for rates. Just recently I have stopped doing accounts receivable and now solely work in rates. I am currently studying the Diploma in Local Government – Rates through Norman Waterhouse.

  • Holly MurrayDistrict Council of Mount Remarkable

    Holly Murray
    District Council of Mount Remarkable

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    P: 8666 2014

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    I began my career in Local Government in 2011; fresh out of high school, as the District Council of Mount Remarkable’s administration trainee. After a short stint in the private sector, I returned to the District Council of Mount Remarkable in 2015 and now work in an administrative role, predominantly within our rating department. However I am somewhat a “Jack of all trades”, supporting other Council departments including building and development, environmental health, records, works, finance and even the Melrose post office, amongst other areas. I am currently studying UniSA’s Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and am involved in a number of local volunteer groups.