2019 Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast

IPAA SA in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and PwC held the 2019 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 state budget and its implications for South Australia’s future. Kim Cheater, Adelaide Managing Partner, PwC, will lead the Treasurer through a discussion around the 2019-20 budget with the role of MC being undertaken by Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment and IPAA SA President.

This event was followed by a Q&A session that provided delegates with the opportunity to question a panel of experts including the Treasurer.

View photos of this event here

Speaker and Panellist Biograhpies

The Hon Rob Lucas MLC
Treasurer of South Australia,
Member of the Legislative Council

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.


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.

Amanda Heyworth
Non-Executive Director, Ingenia

Amanda Heyworth is a professional company director who serves as a board member; board adviser and Audit & Risk Committee chair on listed and unlisted boards in Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide.  She currently serves on the boards of Ingenia Communities Group Ltd, Peoples Choice Credit Union, UniSA Ventures Pty Ltd; the Centennial Park Cemetery Authority, the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing and the Commonwealth Innovation Investment Committee.  Amanda has strong innovation credentials as a director and investor in start-ups and in the governance of technology and new initiatives in larger companies.  She has advised both State and Federal Governments on innovation policy, serves on the Federal Government board which licences venture capital funds and teaches product strategy for the Australian Graduate School of Management.  Previously, Amanda was CEO of a venture capital fund, held management roles in technology and finance sectors and worked as a Federal Treasury economist in Canberra.  Originally trained as an accountant, Amanda has post graduate qualifications in accounting and finance; a MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Geoff Rohrsheim
Co-founder at Hatch Creations Pty Ltd

Geoff is a technologist who understands business. With an honors degree in Aerospace Engineering and further studies in IT and Engineering, he is a former EY Entrepreneur of the Year winner for the southern region and has had 3 start-ups appear in the BRW Fast 100. His most recent venture, Kloud Solutions (www.kloud.com.au) grew rapidly in 5 years to have over 170 staff with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Manila. Kloud was ranked by BRW as the fastest growing company in Australia in 2014 and was the winner of Microsoft’s Australian Cloud Partner of the year in 2014 and the worldwide winner in the cloud productivity category in 2015. Kloud was sold to Telstra in Feb 2016. Geoff now shares his time between his own start-up ventures cevo.com.au, arinco.com.au and yourhealthi.com.au. A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, he is a non-executive director of Alcidion [ASX: ALC], Seeley International and Business SA (state chamber of commerce). He is a member of the South Australian Premier’s Economic Advisory Council, the Australia Post Stakeholder Council and an angel investor and advisory board member of various Adelaide based tech startups.

Andrea Slattery
Non-Executive Director, Thought Leader

Andrea Slattery has been an Independent Non-Executive Director & Governance expert for 27 years, 13 of those in highly scrutinized, highly regulated and high-profile ASX, Government, Commercial and NFP Boards as well as on Federal Government and Regulatory Advisory Committees. She currently sits on the Boards of AMP Limited, AMP Bank, AMP Life, Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Argo Global Listed Infrastructure. She has proven experience in financial services, Infrastructure, government relations, investment, innovation and as an expert in strategy, governance, entrepreneurship and transformational change.



Event Details

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

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

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

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