2018 Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast

IPAA SA in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and PwC are pleased to announce the 2018 Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast with the Hon Rob Lucas MLC, Treasurer of South Australia.

Each year IPAA brings in the new financial year with a discussion on the upcoming budget and its implications for South Australia’s future. Kim Cheater, Adelaide Managing Partner, PwC, will lead the Treasurer through a discussion around the 2018-19 budget.

This will be followed by a Q&A session that will provide you with the opportunity to question a panel of experts including the Treasurer.

More panel members to be announced soon!



The Hon Rob Lucas MLC
Treasurer of South Australia,
Leader of the Government

Born in Kure, Japan, in 1953 and raised in Mount Gambier, Rob Lucas was elected to the Legislative Council in the South Australian Parliament in 1982.

Rob was appointed the Minister for Education and Children's Services in 1993 and became the Treasurer in 1997. He was later also appointed the Minister for Industry and Trade and the Minister for Government Enterprises. During the term of the former Liberal Government (1993 to 2002) he also served as Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council.

Rob is currently the Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, Treasurer, Minister responsible for the public sector and industrial relations.



Kim Cheater
Adelaide Managing Partner

Kim Cheater is the Adelaide Managing Partner for PwC.

During his time at PwC, Kim has led the Risk, Governance, Internal Audit, IT Consulting and Cyber Security businesses along with the firm’s Government Sector and Financial Services practice areas. In July 2016 Kim was appointed as the Adelaide Market’s Managing Partner and to PwC’s 2020 Leadership Team.

Throughout his career, Kim has been committed to indigenous reconciliation. He leads PwC’s national Reconciliation Team and in 2016 Kim was made an Ambassador to the Aboriginal Employment Industry Cluster Program by the Governor of South Australia.


Jacqui McGill (BSc, MBA, DAdel (HC)),
Director of J E McGill Consulting, Council Member of the Premier’s Economic Advisory Council

Jacqui is a highly experienced executive, with extensive knowledge and experience in the resource industry. Her most recent role as Asset President of Olympic Dam showcased her skills and leadership during a significant turnaround in the business’s performance.

A member of the SA Premier’s Economic Advisory Council, Mineral Economic Advisory Council and Non-Executive Director for the South Australian Art Gallery. In 2017 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Adelaide for her work in Inclusion and Diversity. In 2016 she was awarded a Scholarship to Wharton Business School by Chief Executive Women and in 2015 she was awarded Australian Resources Diversity Champion.

She holds a Bachelor degree in Science and an MBA from La Trobe University and is a graduate of the Australian Company Directors program.

Richard Price
Chief Execuitve, Defence SA

Richard Price was appointed Defence SA Chief Executive in October 2017, after joining the agency as Executive Director Defence and Industry in July 2016. During his time as Executive Director, he assisted in developing and delivering a program of activities aimed at sustainably growing the defence presence and the defence industry base of the state. Richard has worked within the defence and public safety sectors for over 25 years and has international industry experience in leadership, business development and engineering.
Prior to joining Defence SA, Richard led a Stockholm based business unit for Saab AB with operations in Sweden, Denmark, Australia, South Africa and the UK. The focus was the global market for communication and control room solutions.
Before moving to Sweden in 2013, Richard was Managing Director of Saab’s Australian operations which have a strong presence in South Australia supplying and sustaining combat system, training and civil security solutions. Richard is an engineering graduate of the University of Wales (BSc Hons, 1985) and a graduate of the Melbourne Business School Advanced Management Program (2006) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2010).



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

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.

Event Details

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

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

Adelaide Oval, Magarey Room West War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA 5006

Professional Member: $60
State Govt Member: $92
AICD Member: $92
Corporate Member: $92
Non-Member: $132
Table of 8: $725