Experienced lawyer Melanie Burton has joined the SA Native Title Board of Directors.

A senior litigation lawyer who was admitted in 1996, Ms Burton has practiced in all areas of civil disputes, risk and advisory for over 20 years, including as a partner of an Adelaide commercial firm with a range of broad strategic, managerial and operational responsibilities.

As well as providing advice to South Australian councils and the Local Government Association Mutual Liability Scheme in risk management, civil liability and insurance for much of her career, Ms Burton brings governance experience from the not-for-profit sector to the SANTS’ board table.

“We welcome Melanie to SANTS” CEO Keith Thomas said.

“Her experience and expertise in helping clients identify and achieve positive outcomes in often difficult circumstances will be of benefit to our organisation and Aboriginal nations” he said.

“I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to an organisation which continues to successfully support Aboriginal nations in achieving excellent native title outcomes” Ms Burton said


SANTS acknowledges that the land on which our office is based is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and we respect their spiritual and cultural relationship with their country.