Tribunal members & statutory officers

Members of SACAT conduct hearings and conferences, conciliation and mediation to resolve issues for members of the South Australian community. 

Reflecting the diversity of our community and the issues our users face, SACAT’s Tribunal Members are from a range of professions and backgrounds. They include lawyers, psychiatrists, people with a social welfare or nursing background, people with a public sector background and accredited mediators. SACAT has members from non-English speaking backgrounds, those that have experience with and knowledge of disability, mental illness, and other barriers faced by SACAT users.  

The role of the Tribunal Member at a hearing or conciliation is to uphold the law and to uphold the values of the Tribunal: respect for the law, fairness, independence, respect for persons, diligence and efficiency, integrity and accountability and transparency.

Judicial Member

Justice Judy Hughes, President

Deputy President

Barbara Johns


A Lindsay

Senior Members

  • M Alvino
  • C D'Arcy
  • L Gilfillan
  • A Lazarevich
  • K McEvoy
  • N Rainford
  • J Rugless
  • M Stevens

Judicial Registrars

  • A Files
  • J Bakas

Dispute Resolution Coordinator and Deputy Registrars

  • M Player-Brown, Deputy Registrar, Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • C Byron-Scott, Deputy Registrar
  • D Attard, Deputy Registrar
  • S Savic, Deputy Registrar