Nick Slape has stepped down from his role as Chair of Foundation Barossa. He has been Chair for the last four years and has worked tirelessly to promote the Foundation throughout the community. Nick said, “It has been my privilege to work to provide opportunities for the many members of our community who need some financial and/or mentoring support to achieve their goals.” He is to remain on the Board and will continue his contribution to the Foundation.

Neil Retallick
Neil Retallick – Chair

Neil Retallick has been appointed as the new Chair. He has been on the Board for the last two years and brings a wealth of experience from his working life. Neil is committed to the objectives of the Foundation.

Neil is the Managing Director of The Barossa Co-op, having joined the co-operative a little more than three years ago. He sees an alignment between his work for this community-based organisation that has the objective of improving the quality of life for the Barossa community and being involved with the Foundation, an organisation also seeking to improve the lives of members of the Barossa community.

“The generosity of the people of the Barossa is wonderful. They look out for each other and know that life is not always easy. I am excited by the opportunities that we can realise to support more folks that are doing it tough,” said Neil.

Foundation Barossa would like to take the opportunity to thank Nick for his passion and drive in implementing innovative new programs, tackling disadvantage and driving positive change in the community. We welcome Neil to his role as Chair and look forward to working with him in this role to the long-term benefit of the community and continuing to enable community philanthropy for the social, cultural and economic prosperity of the Barossa region.