Holly Scott

Road Safety Advocate & SA Nominee Young Australian of the Year 2021

In July 2017, 22-year-old Holly Scott was in a car accident that nearly claimed her life. After waking from a 15-day coma to a broken body, having two broken legs, shattered pelvis, fractured vertebras, broken hip and tailbone and a brain injury, affecting her speech, balance and vision.  

Holly has used this traumatic experience to educate others about the devastating effects of car accidents. Her accident and recovery are the subject of a seven-part web documentary, ‘Driven’. Holly shares her emotional story each year with 8,000 people, mostly school students, at the RAA Street Smart event.  

Holly continues to do public speaking engagements on road safety and education to schools and other community groups. She has returned to the brain injury ward where her recovery began to share her story and started a Facebook group to support people with a brain injury. She is now SAPOL’s first Road Safety Ambassador who is helping to educate young motorists about the dangers of driving on the roads. 


Meet our Ambassadors

Nasir Hussain

Diversity Advocate & President of Muslim Australian Connections of South Australia

Since migrating to Australia in 2006, Nasir has devoted himself to building bridges between Muslims and the wider Australian society.

Dr Felicity-ann Lewis

Community Leader & 2014 SA Australian of the Year

A dedicated, dynamic leader, Dr Felicity-ann Lewis is passionate about creating a better, healthier, more inclusive Australia

Chris Schacht

Former Senator & President of Volleyball Australia

Chris is a former President of the Australian Volleyball Federation and an elected representative to the Legal Commission of the “Federation Internationale de Volleyball”. He is also a board member of numerous worthwhile organisations.

Pat Rix

South Australian Local Hero, 2007

A respected artistic director with significant experience creating collaborative community and mainstage productions in South Australia, the United States and Southeast Asia.
Professor Jennifer McKay AM

Professor Jennifer McKay AM

Professor - Business, Law and Environment

Professor Jennifer McKay AM is an academic lawyer with a passion for research to celebrate some but reform other laws to achieve a sound and clean environment for future generations.
Christine Robertson

Christine Robertson OAM

Co-founder of Lost Pets of South Australia, Creator of Chipblitz program & SA State Recipient Local Hero 2023

Christine co-founded the Lost Pets of South Australia charity in 2013 to reunite lost pets with their families. The volunteer organisation uses social media and its connections with the RSPCA and other animal welfare groups to get lost animals back home.