Councillor Carol Schofield AM
Councillor Carol Schofield AM is the City of Victor Harbor’s Elected Member representative on the Victor Harbor Horse Tram Authority Board. Carol was Chair of the City of Victor Harbor’s Horse Tram Advisory Committee before it transitioned to form the Inaugural Victor Harbor Horse Tram Authority. She brings to the Board skills in business management, event management, tourism and agribusiness.
Carol is a long-time resident of Victor Harbor and has been involved in many local organisations. She was a dairy farmer and established her own agriculture business in Inman Valley.
Carol was a member of the Premier’s Food Council and became the first woman to Chair the Advisory Board of Agriculture. She is a life member of the Agriculture Bureau of South Australia, and in 2004 she was awarded an Order of Australia for her services to the Agriculture and Aquaculture Industries, in addition to receiving a Centenary Medal.
Carol is passionate about her community and the success of the Horse Tram.
Roland Roccioletti MAICD, ESCI is a professional Chairperson and Board Director with experience in Public and Private organizations from within the FMCG, Wine, Dairy, Rural/ Agricultural, Tourism, Human Resources and Racing sectors. His extensive Board Director experience is supported by an Executive career as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and General Management in the FMCG/ Global Food, Beverage, Dairy sectors internationally. A member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD), he has strong skills in business growth, marketing, new business development and leadership.
An experienced Chairperson, Roland brings a strong set of capabilities incorporating Strategy Development, Marketing, Business Management, HR, Administration and Governance talents well aligned to the Victor Harbor Horse Tram Authority Board of Management and its strategic business objective. A hands-on business specialist, he has enormous determination, creative flair, personal drive and boundless energy levels in strategically championing the growth of business both locally and internationally. Marketing savvy and analytically strong, he displays an excellent balance in facilitating the “big-picture” vision while intimately understanding the finer details within enterprise, where his strengths lie in the identification, implementation and execution of strategic whole-of-business operating plans through stewardship and support of Directors and the CEO.
Professor Rachel Kennedy (PhD, B.Bus(Hons), GAICD) is a globally recognised expert in marketing and evidence-based growth. As a co-founder and director of the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute, she has a proven track record of successful industry engagements that profitably grow businesses and build and protect their iconic assets. She combines this with hands-on experience marketing a local tourism reliant business.
Rachel is passionate about her community in Victor Harbor where she can often be seen running, at the beach patrolling or playing hockey with her family. She is excited to bring her skills and knowledge to our Horse Tram.
Paul Brown is the Owner and Director of Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours, a high-end tour company on Kangaroo Island with up to 25 team members. They have been looking after guests from around the world for 17 years.
He is a former Chair of Tourism Kangaroo Island and the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) SA Branch, as well as a board member of ATEC nationally.
He is currently on the Food, Wine, Tourism & Hospitality Industry Skills Council Advisory Group, a member of the Collaborative Project to develop a Professional Certificate in Older People’s Mental Health, as well as the board of the Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram Authority.
A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course Paul has always sought to make a contribution to his industry and community.
Nigel Catt has been in the Australian Wine Industry since 1983 in various roles such as senior winemaker for a number of large and medium wine companies, as well as owning my own vineyards, wineries and wine brands. He has judged wines at various wine shows, chaired McLaren Vale Winemakers, Bushing Festival and Meet Your Maker events.
During this time, Nigel has produced wines in other countries, consulted to other wineries and the State Government, run Industry Supply Companies at board and management level. He owned the Middleton Winery and Vineyards, developed and built the Flying Fish Café and has been a board member for 10 years at Encounter Lutheran College. National Sales and Marketing Consultant for Radoux, a French oak barrel company, that he still represents here in Australia.
Owner of Ocvitti, producing Ocloc products, which is a steel trellis system that, together with his partner, Nigel has brought about ecological change in the vineyards moving from treated pine posts to more ecological and economical steel, which has led to a number of world-wide patents and design registrations.
Nigel has supported and developed many business’, and mentored young business people here and overseas. The majority of Nigel’s focus and life has been spent in the Fleurieu Peninsula, specifically Victor Harbor, where he is based with his family.