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 MP, 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!



Treasurer Rob Lucas
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.




Paul Sutton
Chief Executive Officer
City of Charles Sturt

IPAA SA Interim President

Paul Sutton has been with the City of Charles Sturt for approximately 10 years, the last three as CEO.

With over 20 years of local government experience, Paul has held roles in a range of disciplines including General Management, Governance, Strategy and Policy, Organisational Development, and Program Review. His leadership is focussed on collaboration and bringing both people and agencies together for the betterment of the community. He is an approachable and authentic leader with experience in addressing complex challenges and delivering strategic outcomes.

Paul is committed to an effective and flexible public sector, delivering services and infrastructure to the community in a responsive and efficient way. Paul has been a member of a variety of boards and is currently Acting President, Company Secretary and Executive Committee Member of IPAA SA (Institute Public Administration of Australia) as well as a Member of the IPAA National Council. He was awarded fellowship of the National Institute in 2016.


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