Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast 2015

IPAA SA in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, was pleased to present the 2015 Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast with the Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP, Treasurer of South Australia on the 30 July 2015.

This event followed the Treasurer's delivery of the 2015-2016 Budget. Tom Koutsantonis delivered an in depth discussion on the budget and its implications for South Australia’s future. Kim Cheater, Partner, PwC, led the Treasurer and a discussion group consisting of SA business leaders; Kevin Osborn FAICD, Bruce Carter and Professor Marie Wilson on the rationale, implications and outcomes of the State Budget. This was followed by a Q&A session that provided the audience with the opportunity to ask questions. The MC for the event was Ms Anne Skipper AM.

Details of the event:


Thursday, 30 July 2015


Hall L, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide


7:00 am (registration) 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Slides: Download Here

This event is proudly supported by:


Tom Koutsantonis MP
Minister for Finance
Minister for State Development
Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy
Minister for Small Business

Tom Koutsantonis holds the seat of West Torrens in the House of Assembly and was first elected to the South Australian Parliament on 11 October 1997.

Born on 23 August 1971, Tom has lived in the western suburbs his entire life.

He attended Netley Primary School, Adelaide High School, and went on to study at the University of Adelaide, paying his way by driving a taxi. He then had to leave University before completing his degree to help run the family small business due to an illness in the family. He was later employed as an Industrial Officer for the Shop Distributive Allied Employees Association.

Tom enjoys cooking, gardening and watching both football codes. In particular, the Power - he is very much a one eyed Port Adelaide Football Club and Liverpool supporter.

He is very active in the local community as proud Member and Patriot of organisations and associations such as the St. George Orthodox Church, the Messinian Association, Joint Patron Henley and Grange Swimming Club Patron, Fulham Falcon Cricket Club, Underdale High School Council, and the Thebarton Senior College Council.

Tom's greatest love is his family - his wife Anthea and daughters Tia & Helena.


Mr Kim Cheater, Partner, PwC

Kim is a senior partner in the PwC Consulting practice.

He leads the SA Government practice for PwC. In this role, Kim is responsible forconnecting PwC's expertise and capabilities with the issues and challenges being aced by government agencies and the higher education sector.

Kim also leads PwC’s Risk Advisory team in Adelaide and works with a wide range of businesses on practical approaches to addressing key risks.

He has a passion for Aboriginal reconciliation and employment and provides key coordination here in SA for PwC’s Indigenous Consulting business.


Mr Kevin G. Osborn FAICD

Kevin is the former CFO of the Michell Group and became CEO of Bank One; one of Australia’s first international banks. After a 20-year global career with Bank One, the USA’s fourth largest banking group, Kevin became a professional director in 2003.

He has served as Deputy Chairman of Bendigo Adelaide Bank an (ASX top 50 company) ABB Grain, SA Water and as a Director of Calgary-based Viterra, a then Canadian listed top 50 company.
His non-executive director career has seen him work on some of the largest global corporate transactions.

As advisor to the South Australian Government, Kevin served as Deputy Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB), Chairman on the build of the $1.6 billion desalination plant and the Fines Enforcement Review for Attorney General.
Kevin has his own advisory business that concentrates on strategy for large one-off transactions for major Australian and international clients.

He currently serves as:

  • Deputy Chairman Port Adelaide Football Club
  • Director (National Board) Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
  • President AICD (SA & NT)
  • Director Accounting Professional Ethics and Standards Board

Mr Bruce Carter

Bruce Carter is a Consultant of Ferrier Hodgson in Adelaide and was one of the founding partners of the Adelaide practice in 1992. He was formerly a partner at Ernst & Young.

Bruce has spent over 30 years in corporate recovery and insolvency. He has conducted work for all of the major financial institutions within Australia and has been involved in a number of government appointed restructurings, consultancies and reviews.

Bruce is chair of ASC Pty Ltd (Australian Submarine Corporation), deputy chair of SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited and a director of the Bank of Queensland Ltd.

Bruce is also chair of the Premier’s Climate Change Council.

He is a director/chair of a number of other private companies and government bodies. He was formerly the Chair of the South Australian Economic Board and a member of the Executive Committee of Cabinet.

Bruce holds a Masters of Business Administration, Bachelor of Economics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Institute of Company Directors.


MC: Anne Skipper AM

Anne is an experienced businesswoman and company director – she has been a nurse, change agent, business owner, board director and advocate for children in Australia and internationally. Her diverse board portfolio has included government, private sector and the not-for-profit sector in the areas of health, finance, social welfare, women’s affairs, children and young people.

Her career highlights have been; founding the highly successful leadership development business The Teleran Group, Chairing the International year of the Family and in 2000 being awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for community service. Anne has had over 25 years experience as a company director and currently a facilitator with the Institute of Company Directors in Australia and internationally.


Professor Marie Wilson, Pro Vice Chancellor (Business and Law), University of South Australia Business School

Professor Marie Wilson is Pro Vice Chancellor (Business and Law) of the University of South Australia Business School. Professor Wilson has a track record of delivering in both industry and university leadership, and under her direction the UniSA Business School is becoming nationally and internationally recognised as a leader in applied research and in the education of global professionals.

Since gaining her initial degree in Science at Florida State University Professor Wilson has studied and worked across the globes and has been a senior manager in strategy and HRM for seven public companies – including one of the world’s largest IT firms. Professor Wilson’s specialities include the management of performance (with a focus on professionals and knowledge work), decision-making and the human side of entrepreneurship and economic development. She has published and lectured extensively in these areas.

Under Professor Wilson’s Leadership the UniSA Business School’s MBA has been awarded a Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA) five-star rating for the 7th year running, gained continuation of the highly prestigious EQUIS accreditation (which looks for a balance between high academic quality and professional relevance) and the launched both the new Centre for Business Growth in partnership with ANZ, and the new Institute for Choice.

Professor Wilson holds a Juris Doctor (JD) in contract and employment law, a PhD in management and has over twenty years of university leadership experience, including senior roles at Griffith University and The University of Auckland. She also has extensive experience in start-up and high technology ventures, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute for Company Directors, and a Fellow of The Australian Institute of Managers (AIM) and The Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).