Members for RDAs in South Australia are selected through an Expression of Interest process after being nominated by the Chairperson.


Jan Turbill: Acting Chairperson of RDA Adelaide Metropolitan. Managing Director of Intuito Market Research. Marketing practitioner with over 30 years’ experience in marketing and market research in the Adelaide market. Jan was the founder of Bottomline in 1987 followed by General Manager of Young & Rubicam until 2000 and Principal of Intuito since inception. Jan has a strong background in product and brand development along with expertise in marketing planning, facilitation of planning workshops, marketing and communication strategy, direct marketing and CRM formulation. Jan is a full member of the Australian Market and Social Research Society.

She has also had extensive experience in tourism and event tourism marketing being a past director of Australian Major Events, Australian Grand Prix, the Racing Industry Development Authority, Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australian Motorsport Board and the South Australian Tourism Commission, and she is a current director of Eldercare, The Adelaide Fringe, Scouts SA, Kain Foundation and the Postgraduate Advisory Board of the University of South Australia. Jan has a degree in Behavioural Science from Charles Darwin University. Jan specialises in qualitative and diagnostic research.


Daniel Adams: Economic Development Coordinator City of Prospect. Daniel has experience with the developing, implementing and managing a range of economic development initiatives for businesses and communities. This has included reinvigorating the social media strategy. Daniel has led the development of a Smart City and Suburbs funding proposal across councils partnering with Adelaide University.

Daniel has led the creation of a new regional wireless network to support local entrepreneurs and delivery of council services. Daniel was also responsible for managing a range of economic development and tourism initiatives. This has included marketing local events, agri-tourism policy development, economic research and analysis, project management and stakeholder engagement. Plus being the principle officer in the development of Futures Strategy, identifying key economic development initiatives.

Daniel’s qualifications include, Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance and Trade) and Bachelor of International Relations.



Chris Sampson: Deputy Chair and Treasurer of RDA Adelaide Metropolitan. Management consultant and conceptual systems design specialist. Chris is an Associate, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney Director, Future Earth Systems Founder, Digital Society Foundation. Chris is an experienced management consultant and conceptual systems design specialist with 35+ years’ experience of technology team-building, systems and platform design in industry and government, including senior management roles such as Head of IT, Chief Information Officer and Deputy Secretary Technology and Innovation in the UK and Australia.   

Chris’s qualifications include, awarded an honorary adjunct professorship by the University of Tasmania in 2010, and is an Associate of the Institute of Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney.


William Galimi: Workforce Mentor and Entrepreneur. William also brings a wealth of business experience and valuable networks to RDA Adelaide from MEGT Australia, City of West Torrens and Department for Family and Community Services. William has a proven ability to lead teams and motivate staff through complex and challenging change processes, extensive experience and knowledge in business development, community and human service field and comprehensive experience in Business, Community Development and Government, strategic planning and budget formulation which provides clear organisational direction. Plus, extensive board experience in the not for profit sector including detailed understanding of governance responsibilities and accountability including strategic directions, financial control, stakeholder relationships and risk management.


Chief Executive Officer: Karen Raffen. Karen is an experienced Chief Executive Officer and Board member. Her last 18 years have been spent as CEO at Brand South Australia, Perks Accountants & Wealth Advisers and Toop&Toop Real Estate. She is currently a Board member of McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association, and Adelaide Horse Trials Inc, and has previously chaired the University of Adelaide Media Advisory Board, been a member of the Adelaide Great Wine Capital Global Network steering committee, and board member of the Children’s University.  Her roles have given her the opportunity to work regionally, nationally and internationally.

She has extensive experience in strategy development, brand management and communication, and has worked across numerous industry sectors, including : manufacturing, FMCG, government, real estate, finance and NFP’s.