Board Member

Rick Neagle, President

As Dignity Party President, Rick is an active spokesperson for the organisation. He stood as candidate in the electorate of Dunstan (formerly Norwood) in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 SA elections.  During his tenure as President (2010 – ) Rick has become an Australia Day Ambassador and a White Ribbon Ambassador.

Rick is proud Dad to Taylah (18) and Mitchell, (16). Mitchell has autism spectrum disorder and attends St Patrick’s Special School. Through his personal experience as a family carer, Rick has become a strong advocate on many disability issues including the provision of services for people with autism.

Rick is passionate about the Norwood Football Club (NFC) and the Parade precinct of the Norwood Community. He played in 3 premierships for the NFC in the SANFL competition in; Under 19, League and League Reserve levels.  He continues to enjoy an active connection with the club, including as Board Member of the Redlegs Foundation, member of the Past Players Committee and History Committee.  Rick served as the Club Physiotherapist for 15 years after retiring from the game in 1987 and was recently awarded a Life Membership of the NFC.

Rick worked in the private health industry as an accredited APA Sports Physiotherapist and was a partner of the Wakefield Sports clinic for 20 years.  He was president of the Australian Sports Federation Education Committee and served for many years on the Private Practitioner Group Committee (SA Branch). Rick has post graduate qualifications in Acupuncture, Financial Investment and Business Management.

Contact Rick: president@dignityparty.org.au