On the Couch with
Dr Grant Davies
IPAA SA’s On the Couch sessions are a series of informal interviews with key leaders of the public sector. 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 is Dr Grant Davies, Health & Community Services Complaints Commissioner. Dr Davies started his career as a registered nurse in general and radiation oncology settings and in acute palliative care units. Grant commenced as Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner in South Australia in February 2018.
This is an opportunity to hear first-hand about the life and ideas of Dr Grant Davies in an informal interview conducted by Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment. The interview concludes 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 including David Reynolds, Chief Executive of Department of Treasury and Finance, Commissioner Grant Stevens, Police Commissioner and Hon. Bruce Lander QC, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption just to name a few.
Dr Grant Davies Bio
Grant started his career as a registered nurse in general and radiation oncology settings and in acute palliative care units. In the mid-1990s he assisted in the development of Queensland’s palliative care policies, Queensland’s health outcomes and the impacts of newly emerging guardianship legislation.
He moved to Melbourne in late 1999 to take up a position with the Victorian Department of Human Services undertaking similar work.
He commenced work in the Office of the Federal Commissioner for Complaints in early 2001 and stayed during its change into the Federal office of the Aged Care Commissioner where he was Investigations Manager.
In October 2009, he commenced in the Office of the Health Services Commissioner as Deputy Commissioner, was appointed Acting Health Services Commissioner on 1 January 2013 and became Health Services Commissioner on 1 October 2014 until February 2017 when he started as Director of Projects in Safer Care Victoria. Grant commenced as Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner in South Australia in February 2018.
He holds a Bachelor of Nursing (ACU), a Master of Arts (Research) (QUT) and a PhD (Melbourne) in applied ethics, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Commissioner Erma Ranieri Bio
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 leadership development to ensure the public sector is positioned as an Employer of Choice, Erma continues to challenge cultural and structural barriers to drive innovative, collaborative and connected services for the community.
This event is brought to you by:
Friday, 15 March 2019.
11:00am registration for a 11:30am - 12:30pm (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.