Inside the Project - The Riverbank

Inside the Project- Examining the Challenges, Risks and Processes inside some of SA's biggest economic projects

IPAA places a large focus on strategic forums and events, and therefore are excited to announce the launching of a new series proudly supported by Wallmans Lawyers. The new series is titled ‘Inside the Project- Examining the Challenges, Risks and Processes inside some of SA's biggest economic projects’. These will be informal interview/panel type sessions, where senior Public Sector Leaders are interviewed about a specific project and provide the opportunity for State Government employee audience members to gain exclusive access to ‘the inside story' of a project.

Our first guest for the ‘Inside the Project’ is John Hanlon, Chief Executive, Renewal SA and he will be discussing the Riverbank project with our audience.

Don't miss this intimate Chatham House rule forum hosted by Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, and IPAA SA President. 

More speakers and details to be released soon!


Tuesday 17 November 2015


Wallmans Lawyers, Level 5, 400 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000


9:30 am (registration) 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Speaker Bios

This event is proudly supported by:


John Hanlon, Chief Executive, Renewal SA

John Hanlon was appointed to the position of Chief Executive of Renewal SA in July 2014. John plays a central role in driving urban renewal and economic activities on behalf of the Government, including key priorities around accelerating the renewal of neighbourhoods, increasing the supply and diversity of affordable housing, enhancing the vibrancy of our communities, and significantly contributing to achieving outcomes for urban development through The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide and the South Australian Government’s Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan.

Areas that are being led by John include the Creating a Vibrant City program that has been instrumental in revitalising and bringing life to some of the city’s once disused spaces and laneways, the State Government’s urban development initiative to renew 4,500 old Housing Trust homes located within 10 kilometres of the city and the revitalisation of the Riverbank Precinct.

Previously, John held the role of Deputy Chief Executive in the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure where he was directly responsible for the State’s Strategic Direction, in urban development and transport planning.

John will outline the Governments public policy positions in all these areas and discuss the complex array of issues that are inevitably raised when dealing with such high profile activities within our State.


Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, Office for the Public Sector

Appointed on 1 July 2014, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment Erma Ranieri works passionately to ensure the public sector is a trusted, respected, courageous and honest organisation.

The Commissioner holds a statutory role under the Public Sector Act 2009. The Act outlines principles and guidelines to improve and uphold public sector performance – it is the Commissioner’s role to bring these to life across government.

Erma is working towards creating a world-leading public sector that serves South Australians well, does what it says it will do, and to which every public servant is proud to belong.

Erma has worked for more than 30 years to help organisations optimise productivity and employee wellbeing. She was named 2014 Telstra Business Woman of the Year and SA Winner of the Telstra Community and Government Award for her role in leading transformational change throughout the public sector.

Erma currently oversees the Office for the Public Sector. The Office is responsible for a number of sector-wide reform programs, including Change@SouthAustralia.

Erma will continue to challenge cultural and structural barriers within the public sector to raise productivity and foster excellence. She is leading a cultural shift and creating a public sector that is more collaborative, innovative, and connected to the community.