On the Couch Chief Executive Series with Sandy Pitcher, Chief Executive, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources


IPAA's ‘On the Couch’ Chief Executive Series are informal Chatham House Rule interview sessions where a high achieving, inspirational individual is informally 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.  

Sandy Pitcher was informally interviewed by Tony Circelli, Chief Executive, Environment Protection Authority.

Sandy Pitcher commenced as the Chief Executive of the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources in January 2015. Sandy was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet for 5 years. She was responsible for many areas, including the South Australian Cabinet Office, the Economic Analysis Division and the Strategic Engagement and Communications division. In 2012 Sandy was awarded the South Australian Telstra Business Woman of the year for the Community and Public sector category, and went on to win the national title in November 2012. Sandy has worked in London, primarily as the head of Corporate and Parliamentary Affairs in the UK's Commission for Racial Equality, and has previously worked in Commonwealth public sector roles in Canberra and Sydney. Educated at the University of Adelaide, Sandy has degrees in law and the humanities. She was raised in Mannum.

Date:

Wednesday 29 July

Venue:

PwC 11/70 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Time:

1:00 pm (registration and afternoon tea) 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (On the Couch)

Photos: Here

Speaker Bios

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Sandy Pitcher, Chief Executive, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Sandy Pitcher commenced as the Chief Executive of the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources in January 2015.

Sandy was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet for 5 years. She was responsible for many areas, including the South Australian Cabinet Office, the Economic Analysis Division and the Strategic Engagement and Communications division.

In 2012 Sandy was awarded the South Australian Telstra Business Woman of the year for the Community and Public sector category, and went on to win the national title in November 2012. Previously she was Executive Director, Office of the Executive Committee of Cabinet, where she worked on the development of the 2009 State Reform Agenda and led the across Government implementation of South Australia’s Strategic Plan.

Sandy joined Cabinet Office at the end of January 2009, following a busy three years as the Director, Office for Women. In this role, Sandy led the implementation of the State Government’s plan for South Australia to become a national leader in gender equity. She was a delegate to the social inclusion stream of the Australia 2020 Summit in Canberra in 2008.

Sandy worked for four years in London, primarily as the head of Corporate and Parliamentary Affairs in the UK's Commission for Racial Equality, and has previously worked in Commonwealth public sector roles in Canberra and Sydney.

Educated at the University of Adelaide, Sandy has degrees in law and the humanities. She was raised in Mannum and has a 7 year old daughter, Matilda (Tilly) and a 2 year old daughter, Tess.

   

Tony Circelli, Chief Executive, Environment Protection Authority

Mr Tony Circelli is Chief Executive of the Environment Protection Authority, South Australia’s independent environment regulator and sits on South Australia’s Senior Management Council.

Before taking up his current position in May 2014, Mr Circelli was Deputy CE for 2 years. He has worked in the EPA since its establishment in 1995, holding a variety of senior executive positions, including leading national and state policy and strategy development, operations, and corporate governance functions.

Mr Circelli has significance knowledge and experience in regulatory science and building better regulatory practice into EPA policy, operations and organisational culture.

He is the current Chair of AELERT (Australasian Environmental Law Enforcement and Regulators network), and Presiding Member of the SA Radiation Protection Committee.

Mr Circelli has an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

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