Team & Patrons

The Asbestos Victims Association SA Inc is a not for profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. Our dedicated team selflessly donate their time to aid sufferers in the South Australian community. Asbestos exposure poses a real threat to EVERYONE, AVA SA’s team and patrons are here to provide current information and support.

President & Treasurer: Peter Baxter

Peter was born in West Lothian, Scotland. After migrating to Australia, he worked at James Hardie Industries in Elizabeth till 1983. Peter and Jean, his late wife, joined AVA soon after he was diagnosed with asbestosis in 2004.

Peter is involved in all AVA’s activities, but especially in raising awareness about the need for everyone to avoid exposure to asbestos, travelling all over South Australia to hand out free information. Peter is responsible for maintenance of the crosses which are displayed at our Memorial Day on the last Friday in November each year

Peter received a “Volunteer Award” from Tony Zappia MP in December 2012.

Vice President: Maxine Williams