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Helping create impactful leaders since 2000

Support our work

We are grateful to our many generous supporters who help us be an Institute of Impact in developing leaders.
There are many ways you can support our work - through:
  • direct donation to our Impact Fund for scholarships
  • philanthropic support for half or full scholarships and significant projects
  • involvement in Community Action Projects
  • in-kind and direct sponsorship opportunities

Your donation is tax deductible.

Our Impact Fund

Donations to our newly established Impact Fund will go towards scholarships for people who would not otherwise be able to take part in our emerging leaders and GLF programs. This includes people who are refugees/new migrants, have a disability, are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people working for not-for-profit community organisations.

Find out more about our impact  and view our recently released Leaders Institute 2024 Impact Report here.

Supporter Thank You Event Panel

Supporter Thank You Event Audience
Mike Heard
Codan Limited and I as then CEO had the privilege of being Founder Members of the GLF under the leadership development initiative of the business and government collaboration called SA Business Vision 2010.

So it transpires that with the GLF and all the programs of the Leaders Institute we have far surpassed in longevity and in quality of our work and contribution to our State the aspirations of the Founders. So much credit is deserved by all involved. Mary and I remain very proud to be supporters of the Leaders Institute of SA.
–Mike Heard , Foundation Member and Sponsor,
Sponsors William Buck - Emma Kittel, Todd Roberts and Cathie Brown

Benefits of sponsoring us

Consider sponsoring the Leaders Institute and achieve real and measurable benefits. We can offer your organisation:

Brand awareness

Utilise the opportunity to demonstrate your expertise, your brand to a clearly defined target market of leaders.

Prestigious connection

With leadership in our state and to the wider South Australian community.

Direct access

To current and future state and national leaders.

Corporate social responsibility

Helping build a flourishing community through impactful leaders

Freddie Brincat OAM
The goal of GLF is worthy - to support South Australians developing their leadership skills and motivation to stay here - I especially like the business balanced with social purpose focus.
–Freddie Brincat OAM, Sponsor , Community Bridging Services (CBS)

Our Supporters

We are grateful for the support of the following organisations:

Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment SA
Pernod Ricard Winemakers
Finlaysons Lawyers
William Buck
James and Diana Ramesy Foundation
Nunn Dimos Foundation
Hender Counsulting
Beyond Bank
Community Bridging Services
Day Family Foundation
Variety – the Children’s Charity

What our supporters say

Some of our fabulous supporters share their thoughts on leadership and why they support us:

David Lloyd

University of South Australia

David Lloyd

Vice Chancellor & President

The programs offered by the Leaders Institute provide a unique opportunity for participants to develop a broad range of leadership skills working with some of South Australia’s best leaders in an innovative and personally challenging environment.

We have supported the Governor’s Leadership Foundation (GLF) since its earliest days, and in 2016 formalised our partnership with the Leaders Institute. This partnership is a significant cornerstone in achieving our Business School’s mission to support the development of leaders in all sections of the economy in growing their own careers, as well as growing the South Australian companies and organisations that will create a vibrant future for the state.
Erma Ranieri

Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment

Erma Ranieri


As Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, I firmly believe the South Australian Public Sector should always reflect on how we can build trust and confidence with the diverse community we serve. The challenges of enhancing and transforming our workforce often requires ways of rethinking and nurturing creativity. That’s why as the State’s largest employer, it is our sector’s responsibility to embrace adaptive leadership to ensure we achieve great outcomes.

It is important to invest in the leadership skills for the next round of leaders, who will need to work creatively and collaboratively to continue to build on the foundations of how we provide services to the South Australian community. The Pastor Sir Doug Nicholls and Lady Gladys Nicholls Scholarship we support is aimed at encouraging and supporting senior public servants to participate in the Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program. We are proud to continue to support diversity and values-based initiatives to unlock the potential of our workforce.
Robert Taddeo

Pernod Ricard Winemakers

Robert Taddeo

Operations Director, Australia

We are fortunate to have worked with the Leaders Institute since 2010 and we are very proud of our ongoing association in developing leaders within our community via this partnership.

Our creed is that we are “creators of conviviality” and that our wines and spirits enrich lives by bringing people together to share and enjoy convivial moments. Being a creator of conviviality means being yourself, honest and open in everything you undertake. We believe this view aligns perfectly with the offerings the Leaders Institute provides and what this important organisation delivers to the state by developing leaders of today and tomorrow along with connecting these individuals.

Having had several of our employees graduate from various programs, we can attest to the positive impact these offerings can provide.

Jeremy Schulz


Jeremy Schultz


Finlaysons have long been a proud and strong supporter of the Leaders Institute of SA and The Governor's Leadership Foundation program as we identified a clear alignment with an association that has a vision of innovation and is a driver for sustainable growth in the state.

That association has included formation sponsorship (as a SABV 2010 Project), chair and board roles, program participation, membership and continuing corporate sponsorship.

Now, more than ever, in these unprecedented times, business and government have a crucial role to play by providing opportunities for future leaders to be able to develop both practical solutions and game-changing innovations.

It is imperative for our future leaders to develop the skills and confidence to manage the impact of disruption to crisis with actions ranging from rapid responses to more fundamental, strategic shifts.

Jamie McKeough

William Buck

Jamie McKeough

Managing Director

The calibre of our leaders across the private, public and community sectors is crucial to how South Australia navigates the significant opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

As the largest locally owned and operated accounting and advisory firm in South Australia, William Buck works closely with current and emerging leaders right across the state.

We also place enormous importance on fostering the leadership skills and qualities of our own staff, knowing this is an investment with far reaching benefits - not just to our clients, but the broader community.

We therefore recognise and value the integral role of the Leadership Institute of SA and, as a proud partner, share its vision of developing impactful leaders.

Greg Knagge

NATION Creative

Greg Knagge

CEO - NATION Creative | GLF 2019 | Leaders Institute SA Board Member

As we provide strategy and creative marketing and communication services for our clients, we’re fortunate to have an inside view into the machinations of a diverse range of organisations.

The constant that we witness is the need for leaders to continue to adapt in response to a changing world

Whether it’s private enterprise, government or the community sector, the application of adaptive leadership principles remains an imperative. This is why we believe the role the Leaders Institute plays in empowering individuals to make a difference within South Australian organisations and in our community is so important

We’re a proud partner of the Leaders Institute and we value our relationship greatly.

Michael Elias

Community Business Bureau

Michael Elias

Chief Executive Officer at Community Business Bureau

A key part of our Community Development Program is the Keith Fulton Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to two rising stars from our sector each year to participate in the Governor’s Leadership Foundation program.

Since its inception in 2005, we have awarded the scholarship to 34 alumni, who come away from the program with a greater capacity for impactful leadership.

Day after day, the CBB team are driven by the knowledge that we are providing opportunities to hard-working future not for profit leaders, supporting them to overcome barriers, and creating a stronger sector with every scholarship.