South Australian peak body for consumers Council on the Ageing SA has appointed Alexandrea Cannon, Tony Catt and Justin Lynch to serve on the board for the next two years.

Alexandrea Cannon

Ms Cannon has more than 25 years of experience as a company director in public, not-for-profit and private organisations.

Ms Cannon is director of her own boutique governance, business and leadership consultancy firm Bizbuild, chair of the SA Tertiary Admissions Centre and inaugural chair of the University of South Australia’s Master of Business Administration Advisory Committee.

Mr Catt joins COTA SA with almost three decades of finance industry experience. He is a self-managed super fund advisor and director of wealth management and financial planning firm Catapult Wealth.

Tony Catt

Mr Lynch brings more than 40 years of experience in the public and private sector to the board. He was chief executive officer of the City of Holdfast Bay for 10 years until 2019 and deputy CEO of City of Adelaide prior to that.

Since retiring from full-time work he has undertaken numerous short-term CEO and chief operating officer roles.

COTA SA president emeritus Professor Anne Edwards said the new directors brought experience to the peak body.

Justin Lynch

“Alexandrea, Tony and Justin join the board at an exciting time for COTA SA as we create new expectations for our older years and reframe the way South Australians age,” Ms Edwards said.

“With the Board’s support, COTA SA will be positioned to advocate for the rights and interests of older South Australians and ensure that their voices are heard,” she said.

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