ARA believes in the capacity and desire of refugees to be productive citizens through contributing to the social, cultural and economic life in Australia.
Our vision is a South Australia where all refugees have access to the full range of appropriate settlement services, where refugees have strong supportive communities of their own cultural backgrounds, where the general community is supportive of refugees and engaged with them. Our vision is a South Australia where refugees are an integral part of a thriving, prosperous community.
Chief Executive Officer
Senior Manager Client Wellbeing
Client Wellbeing Manager
Youth and Social Engagement Manager
Employment and Skills Development Manager
With qualifications in law and arts, he has worked extensively within the parliamentary, judicial and executive arms of state and commonwealth government in both Adelaide and Canberra. Ritchie served as the Official Secretary to the South Australian Governor for five years, and is currently a policy adviser in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Ritchie has also served as Ambassador and member of the State Committee of the White Ribbon Campaign seeking to end violence against women.