Newly Appointed Regional Ambassadors

The Chair of the Board of Trustees, Elizabeth Ho OAM, and Chief Executive Officer, Greg Mackie OAM, are pleased to announce the appointment of the History Trust’s first two Regional Ambassadors, Ms Angela Goode and Mr John Voumard.

As respected community contributors, these inaugural Ambassadors will represent the History Trust at local community events and activities in the State’s Southeast and Mid- North regions.

Ms Goode and Mr Voumard will promote the important work of SA History Network member groups and build stronger ties between the regions and the History Trust.

They will connect local history groups with support and opportunities provided through the History Trust’s annual grant programs and encourage and promote regional participation in, and showcasing of, local history in South Australia’s History Festival.

Working with individuals and community groups, the Regional Ambassadors will look out for philanthropic opportunities to assist history initiatives and will act as local contact points for prospective object donations to the State History Collection.

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Elizabeth Ho OAM said:

“The creation of Regional Ambassador roles is more proof that the History Trust of SA is determined not to be city centric. Our community grants support many local history projects across our State and we are proud to see the difference they make. Our Regional Ambassadors will be encouraging that local knowledge and community pride through the sharing of our compelling and unique stories”.

Greg Mackie OAM, CEO of the History Trust of South Australia, said:

“The Trust welcomes the appointments of Mr Voumard and Ms Goode to the honorary Regional Ambassador positions. Both John and Angela are upstanding community members and supporters of cultural life. They are well positioned in their communities to represent the Trust and enhance the work of local history groups”.

Ms Angela Goode said:

“I am delighted to be the South-east Ambassador for the History Trust of South Australia. I love the stories of our past. They invigorate me and have informed much of my writing life.

Whatever rich personal or community heritage we carry with us, we bring insights of the past to share with others.

‘Museums and historical displays throughout our region, with support from the History Trust, give exposure to past events, people and artefacts. Our treasured histories are protected to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. As an Ambassador for the History Trust, I will encourage communities in our region to protect and research their history and take steps to achieve this,” said Angela.

Mr John Voumard said:

“Having previously served as a Trustee, I know how helpful the History Trust can be to regional historical societies and local museums. It will be a pleasure to serve in this honorary capacity in the mid-north and ‘fly the flag’ for this passionate and well-regarded organization”.

About the Regional Ambassadors:
Mr John Voumard is a former HTSA Trustee and current Chair, Yorke Peninsula and Northern Local Health Network Governing Board. Mr Voumard resides in Jamestown and will serve as Regional Ambassador to the Mid North region of South Australia.

Ms Angela Goode is a published author and former rural journalist for the Advertiser newspaper, ABC Radio and the Weekly Times. Ms Goode resides in Mount Gambier and will serve as Regional Ambassador for the Southeast region of the State.

Read more about our Regional Ambassadors here.

History Trust of SA Regional Ambassadors are appointed by the Board of Trustees on an honorary volunteer basis for an initial three-year term.


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