- Candidate for Adelaide
Jo Chapley was born and raised in South Australia, proudly calling Adelaide home.
A mother of three children, Jo has worked locally for many years helping to run her family business.
Jo takes great interest in the issues that impact on small and medium businesses and the local people who work in them. She understands the effort and sacrifice that goes with running a successful business.
Trained as a qualified lawyer and mediator, and having worked in commercial law for many years, Jo has a lifetime of experience in both the public and private sectors.
A passion for good government policy saw her obtain a degree in economics, together with an Honours degree in Government Policy and a Masters in Aboriginal Studies.
Jo believes strongly in community service, which has seen her spend decades volunteering throughout our community.
You can regularly find her volunteering at The Magdalene Centre anti-poverty service, or with the Aboriginal Liaison Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, where she has used her Indigenous language skills to help local patients for nearly ten years.
Jo has served on the parent bodies of two schools, on the board of the Victim Support Service, the Adelaide Festival Centre, the committee of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital palliative care fundraising unit, and was the first woman to serve on the management board of iconic South Australian business, Foodland.
Jo is now focused on using her business experience, community service skills, and work ethic to deliver for local residents and stand up for the people of Adelaide.