On the Couch Series with South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity,
Dr Niki Vincent PhD.

IPAA's ‘On the Couch’ series are informal Chatham House Rule interview sessions where a high achieving individual is interviewed by a peer about their public sector ‘journey’, their experiences and why they have chosen their career and current role. Since its inception the IPAA SA ‘On the Couch’ series has acted as the host for a very significant number of former and current public sector leaders.

Our next guest, Dr Niki Vincent PhD, is the South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity. Prior to this appointment, Niki held the position of CEO of the Leaders Institute of SA.

Niki Vincent will be informally interviewed by Ingrid Haythorpe, Chief Executive, Attorney General's Department, about her intriguing story, her career path, aspirations and what she sees as her priorities in her current role.

Kim Cheater, Adelaide Managing Partner, PwC, will emcee the forum.

Dr Niki Vincent Biography:

Dr Niki Vincent is the South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity. Prior to this appointment, Niki held the position of CEO of the Leaders Institute of SA which, amongst other programs and initiatives, delivers the renowned Governor’s Leadership Foundation (for the development of wiser, more ethical and adaptive leadership for the common good). In addition, she held appointments as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the University of South Australia's Business School and as a member of the SA Remuneration Tribunal. She is a board member of Time for Kids Inc. and Play By The Rules. She serves on the Advisory Council for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and the State Government’s Gender Equality in Leadership Strategy. She is also a member of the SA Women in Sport Taskforce and the Australian Council of Human Rights Agencies.

Niki holds two University Medals (for her PhD and Honours in Psychology). She also received an Australian Leadership Award in 2007 and was an SA Finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award in 2005. She has authored numerous academic publications.

A mother of four adult children and grandmother to 8, Niki also is a weekend foster carer to a 14-year old girl from Liberia. She spends her sparse free time hiking, reading, listening to Radio National podcasts, gardening and bush camping.

Ingrid Haythorpe Biography:

Ingrid Haythorpe is the Chief Executive of the Attorney General’s Department.

Previously Ingrid was a Deputy Chief Executive in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, where she had a lead role in major negotiations between the SA Government and the Australian Government on significant matters of policy and funding, covering a broad range of social and economic matters.  She also had responsibility for Digital Government, Service SA and Shared Services SA during this time.

Executive leadership roles in SA Health and the Attorney General’s Department provided Ingrid with extensive experience in legislative reform, policy development, strategic planning, governance and criminal statistics and research.

Ingrid began her career in the Crown Solicitor's Office, during which time she appeared as counsel in most court jurisdictions in South Australia, and appeared as junior to the Solicitor-General in several High Court matters.

Events Details

Friday, 18 August 2017.

9:00am registration for a 9:30am start to 10:30am close.

PwC, 11/70 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000.