On the Couch with
Jim McDowell

Join us for another On the Couch session where a high achieving individual is interviewed by a peer about their public sector ‘journey’, their experiences and why they have chosen their career and current role. Since its inception this series has acted as the host for a very significant number of former and current public sector leaders.

Our next guest is Jim McDowell, Chief Executive, Department of the Premier and Cabinet and in our latest session we will be exploring some of the highlights of his career and his plans for hs current role.

Speaker Bio

Jim McDowell commenced as Chief Executive of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in September 2018. As Chief Executive, Jim supports the Premier and Ministers to deliver the government’s vision for South Australia, with a focus on building strong collaborative partnerships across government and with the community and business sectors.
Jim brings a broad experience to the role, from growing up in Belfast to working in the private sector in the USA, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia, where he has held many executive, non-executive and advisory roles.
Moving to South Australia in 2001, to establish the Adelaide-based headquarters for BAE Systems Australia, Jim was most recently the Chancellor of the University of South Australia.
Jim is a current board member at the Adelaide Football Club, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and St Peters College.


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Event Details

Tuesday, 19 February 2019.

9:00am registration for a 9:30am - 10:30am (On the Couch Session).

PwC, 11/70 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Free for all Members.
Non Member: $30


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