On the Couch with
The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Sandy Verschoor
IPAA SA’s On the Couch sessions are a series of informal interviews with key leaders. In their current roles, these leaders are seen as having a high degree of responsibility and influence over the future of the public sector and the people who work within it.
These interviews are aimed at looking at the person behind the role and focus on their interests, influences, leadership styles, career highlights, journey, aspirations, values and what they see as their priorities in their current role and insights for the future.
Our special guest for this event was The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Sandy Verschoor. Ms Sandy Verschoor was elected Lord Mayor in November 2018. As Lord Mayor, Sandy is keen to keep costs low for residents and businesses by reducing red tape, strengthening Adelaide’s global reputation for culture, climate change action, and entrepreneurialism, preserving Adelaide’s heritage, and enhancing the city’s precincts and main streets for the benefit of local small business owners and the community.
This was a great opportunity to hear first-hand about the life and ideas of the Lord Mayor in an informal interview. The interview concluded with a brief Q&A session with questions from the audience.
All IPAA events include purposeful networking which allows you to:
• Build relationships with the speaker/s and fellow guests
• Develop your capabilities
• Establish connections across the SA public sector.
Since its inception, the series has acted as the host for a very significant number of public sector leaders Jim Whalley, South Australian Chief Entrepreneur, Caroline Mealor, Chief Executive, Attorney-General’s Department, Dr Niki Vincent, Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, Grant Stevens, Police Commissioner, and Hon Justice Bruce Lander, South Australia's Independent Commissioner.
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Biography of Ms Sandy Verschoor,
Lord Mayor of Adelaide
Sandy is a first-generation Australian of Dutch, French, Portuguese and Ceylonese descent. Her parents gave her a deep-rooted understanding of business, an adventurous spirit, commercial acumen and a love of the arts. Sandy is married to Gregg Mitchell, a graphic designer and artist, and has two daughters, and a son.
Sandy was elected as an Area Councillor in the 2015 by-election and served as Deputy Lord Mayor from June 2017 to November 2018. She has had a career in both the public and private enterprise, not-for-profits, and Local and State government, including three years as General Manager City Culture and Community Services for the City of Adelaide.
Sandy has contributed to the success of Adelaide’s thriving arts and culture community for more than two decades, including having been CEO of the Adelaide Fringe and the Adelaide Festival, as well as producer of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas in 2018. She has been on numerous boards including the Adelaide Convention Bureau, Premier’s Climate Change Council, Adelaide Film Festival, Capital City Committee, as well as a trustee of the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust and Chairs a disability housing solutions organisation Aliro Ltd.
As Lord Mayor, Sandy is keen to keep costs low for residents and businesses by reducing red tape, strengthening Adelaide’s global reputation for culture, climate change action, and entrepreneurialism, preserving Adelaide’s heritage, and enhancing the city’s precincts and main streets for the benefit of local small business owners and the community.
This event is brought to you by:
Thursday, 20 June 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
This event is a proud partner event.