Australia’s Public Sector
Fit for Purpose. Fit for the Future.
IPAA’s inaugural National Event Series arrives in Adelaide on the 15th of August. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the national discussion about the readiness of the public sector to meet imminent challenges.
IPAA National President, Professor Peter Shergold AC FIPAA, will be joined on the program by some of South Australia’s leading influencers and thinkers in public service design and delivery.
Hear the latest thinking from across Australia in Prof Shergold’s address, before local leaders provide essential insight into the critical challenges and opportunities facing public service delivery in our state over coming decades.
Ideas discussed in this session will contribute to a final report to the 2018 IPAA National Conference in October.
The conversation will be future-focused and consider the challenges and opportunities for the sector. Issues may include, but will not be limited to:
- disruptive cognitive technologies (e.g. advanced robotics, automation of knowledge work, the Internet of Things, the Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, machine learnings, big data analytics)
- the use of systems approaches and human-centred design to tackle complex problems
- innovation in the face of cross-cutting challenges (e.g. climate change, ageing, socio-economic inequality and the future of work)
- citizen engagement and digital democracy
- applying behavioural insights to public purpose
- creating effective cross-sectoral collaboration for public impact
- restoring trust in government, public institutions and the value of non-partisan expertise.
More panel members to be announced soon!
Prof. Peter Shergold AC FIPAA
President, IPAA National;
Chancellor, Western Sydney University
Peter Shergold is now the Chancellor of Western Sydney University. He had a distinguished career in the Australian Public Service, including as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He now serves as a director on the boards of both private and community sector organisations. He also remains active in public administration at both the Commonwealth and State level, including in the areas of higher education, vocational education, public administration, refugee resettlement, Medicare Data and the development of Western Sydney.
Commissioner for Public Sector Employment
IPAA SA President
Appointed on 1 July 2014, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment Erma Ranieri works passionately 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.
The Commissioner for Public Sector Employment reports directly to the Minister for the Public Sector and 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.
With the role of the public sector being to serve and support South Australia to thrive, Erma leads sector-wide reform to modernise the public sector and continue to build on its value and service to the South Australian community.
Erma has worked for more than 30 years to help organisations optimise productivity and employee wellbeing. She was named a 2014 Telstra Business Woman of the Year as SA Winner of the Telstra Community and Government Award for her role in leading transformational change throughout the public sector.
With a key focus on flexibility, diversity and gender equality in leadership as business imperatives for the public sector, Erma continues to challenge cultural and structural barriers to drive innovative, collaborative and connected services for the community.
Dr Kristin Alford
Director of MOD.
University of South Australia
Dr Kristin Alford is a futurist and the Director of MOD. at the University of South Australia. MOD. is an immersive museum of discovery, a place to be and be inspired. Kristin leads a team dedicated to creating dynamic, changing exhibitions showcasing the edge of knowledge and emerging technologies. MOD. opened in May 2018 to surprise and delight young adults, opening new possibilities and pathways so that we can all live prosperously and sustainably.
Prior to this role, Kristin was the founding director of foresight agency Bridge8, facilitating futures and engagement on water sustainability, nanotechnology, health, advanced manufacturing, clean technologies and climate futures for government, corporates and not-for-profits.
She is a member of the Study Adelaide Board and the Inspiring South Australia Steering Group. She was the inaugural licensee and host of TEDxAdelaide.
Kristin has had various careers in engineering, human resources, strategy and product development for companies including BHP Billiton, Ansett-Air New Zealand, the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and Nanotechnology Victoria. She holds a PhD in process engineering and a Masters of Management in Strategic Foresight. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation.
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
- 4:30pm event
Riverbank Rooms, 2 - 4, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Professional Member: $60
State Govt Member: $75
Corporate Member: $75