Playford Who's Who
Distinguished and Famous people from Playford
Joseph John "Joe" Tripodi
Joseph John "Joe" Tripodi is an Australian politician who was a member of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1995 to 2010. He represented the electoral district of Playford and served as the Minister for Water Resources and Minister for Small Business in the Rann Government. Tripodi also held the position of Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities in the Weatherill Government.
Paul N. Hebert
Paul N. Hebert is an Australian scientist and professor known for his contributions to the field of genetics and the development of DNA barcoding, a technique used to identify unknown species. Hebert was born in Playford and completed his education at the University of Adelaide. He is currently a professor at the University of Guelph in Canada and the director of the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics.
Alf Hannaford was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). Hannaford was born in Playford and made his debut for Port Adelaide in 1956. He played as a versatile player and had a successful career, winning multiple premierships with the club. Hannaford also represented South Australia in interstate matches.
Shirley Bond is a Canadian politician who served as the Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General in the government of British Columbia. While she was not born in Playford, Bond has strong ties to the area as her parents immigrated to Canada from Playford, South Australia. She has held various positions in the British Columbia government and was the first woman to be elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Prince George-Mount Robson.
Justin Westhoff is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Westhoff was born in Playford and made his debut for Port Adelaide in 2007. He had a successful career with the club, known for his versatility and ability to play in various positions on the field. Westhoff became a respected figure in the AFL community and announced his retirement in 2020.