Operation Flinders welcomes Kevin Scarce and Andreas Clark

Kevin Scarce. Photo: Getty Images.
Kevin Scarce. Photo: Getty Images.

Former South Australian Governor, Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC, CSC, RAN (Ret’d), has joined the board of Operation Flinders – the South Australian-based charitable organisation that runs a world-leading, award-winning Outback adventure program for young offenders and young people at risk.

Rear Admiral Scarce is a retired Royal Australian Navy officer who has a long association with Operation Flinders, having been an active and supportive patron of the charity while Governor, including participation in an Operation Flinders exercise at its property at Yankaninna, near Leigh Creek.

Wine Australia CEO Andreas Clark has also joined the Operation Flinders Board.

Before entering the wine industry, Mr Clark served as a diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra and Brunei and has also worked as a lawyer in private practice and in-house with an ASX listed company.

Operation Flinders chairman Mike Terlet AO said Mr Clark and Rear Admiral Scarce would both bring passion and skill sets to complement the existing board, at a time when the welfare and wellbeing of young South Australians is high on the state’s agenda.

Operation Flinders takes participants between the age of 14 and 18 years on an eight-day exercise in the far northern Flinders Ranges, providing an opportunity for its participants to break away from their past and grow as valued members of the community.

The Foundation’s unique program presents its participants with a new direction in life.

Teams trek 100km through the spectacular Flinders Ranges with the aim to develop personal attitudes of self-esteem, leadership, motivation, team work and responsibility.

They learn basic bush survival skills, are taught to abseil, discover Indigenous culture and learn of the rich history of the Flinders Ranges.

For more information, www.operationflinders.org.au