Our board is made up of people with disabilities, those caring for people with disabilities and professionals who have made a strong working commitment to our cause. We are all passionate about giving all Australians a “fair go” and an equal opportunity for a full life in their chosen communities.

  • 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...

  • A picture of Jacinta Ong the secretary of the Dignity Party Board. She is wearing a very bright pink vest. she is smiling directly at the comera.

    Jacinta Ong, Secretary

    Originally from Penang, Malaysia, Jacinta has lived in Adelaide for 39 years. She’s a graduate of Adelaide University (Bachelor of Economics, majoring in Accounting) and received her MBA in 1983. Her work has included stints with KPMG (Singapore) Standard Chartered...

  • Andy Redden FPNA, Treasurer

    Director at Keystone Support Pty Ltd Public Practice Accountant Andy hails from Jamestown SA, he’s been married for 36 years and has 2 children. Andy was a founding member of the Dignity Party and has fulfilled the role of Treasurer for...

  • Phillip Beddall is smiling at the camera. he is wearing a Dignity Party name badge. he has a light grey collared shirt on with a blue grey blazer over the top.

    Phillip Beddall, Chair & Campaign Committee Chair

    Phillip has a life-long experience of disability, and has been active as a human rights campaigner and disability advocate for over 30 years including extensive experience in accommodation and self-managed support models. He is interested in how policy impacts on...

  • Tony Kerin, Legal Advisor

    Tony Kerin has been a lawyer for over 30 years, specialising in the areas of Personal Injuries, Worker’s Compensation, Criminal Law. Tony began his life as a lawyer in 1985 at Johnston Withers where he worked until 2014. From May...

  • Joanne Blesing, Board Member

    Joanne Blesing has 28 years of experience as an award-winning Interior and Architectural Designer and Project Manager.  Joanne built an internationally recognised high-end Design and Project Management business, Blesing Design.  Throughout her time in the industry, Joanne received significant media...