Current members of the Rose Park Primary School Governing Council
Emma Fletcher – Parent Representative
Emma is Co-CEO of Australia’s leading deliberative democracy company – democracyCo. In this role she designs, and project manages large and complex engagement projects.
Emma’s background is in public policy, having worked at the highest echelons of the public service in South Australia and abroad. Emma has an unparalleled understanding of the workings and challenges of government having worked across many different areas of policy, inter-governmental relations, politics and in Parliament.
Between 2010-2014 Emma headed up the South Australian Government’s centre for community engagement– the Participation and Partnerships team.
Under Emma’s leadership the team was recognised by the United Nations, receiving a second placing in the category “Fostering participation in policy making through innovative mechanisms“. Her team also received an award from IAP2 International for best practice community engagement and a commendation from the Future Gov 2.0 awards for leading use of social media bey government in Asia Pacific and was recognised nationally for the best open data initiative ‘Unleashed’.
She also worked for the Upper House of Parliament in NSW running parliamentary inquiries, in the United Kingdom for the National Health Service and headed up a policy team within Cabinet Office negotiating agreements with the Federal Government in the areas of education, training, housing and Aboriginal affairs.
Tim McPhee – Parent Representative
My name is Tim McPhee and I am a parent of two children currently attending Rose Park Primary School. My daughter is in Year 3, and my son is in Reception. I was elected to the Governing Council in 2019 and have served as chair of the OSHC Advisory Committee and as a member of the Education Committee.
I was born and raised in Canada and have lived in Australia for 8 years; we moved to Adelaide at the beginning of 2018. I was a stay at home parent for 8 years and have recently returned to work at the University of Adelaide. Previously I worked as a Scientiﬁc Researcher working as a Post-Doctoral fellow at the University of Queensland, after completing my undergrad and graduate degrees in Canada.