This event follows Tom Koutsantonis’s delivery of the 2014-2015 Budget: his first as Treasurer. Tom Koutsantonis delivered an in-depth discussion on the budget and its implications for South Australia’s future. Kim Cheater, Partner, PwC, lead the Treasurer through a discussion on the rationale, implications and outcomes of the State Budget. After the discussion the MC for the event, Erma Ranieri, IPAA President, and Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, facilitated a Q&A session that provided the audience with the opportunity to direct questions to the Treasurer.

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Tom Koutsantoni MP

Treasurer of South Australia
Government of South Australia

Tom Koutsantonis holds the seat of West Torrens in the House of Assembly and was first elected to the South Australian Parliament on 11 October 1997.

Born on 23 August 1971, Tom has lived in the western suburbs his entire life.

He attended Netley Primary School, Adelaide High School, and went on to study at the University of Adelaide, paying his way by driving a taxi. He then had to leave University before completing his degree to help run the family small business due to an illness in the family. He was later employed as an Industrial Officer for the Shop Distributive Allied Employees Association.

Tom enjoys cooking, gardening and watching both football codes. In particular, the Power - he is very much a one-eyed Port Adelaide Football Club and Liverpool supporter.

He is very active in the local community as proud Member and Patriot of organisations and associations such as the St. George Orthodox Church, the Messinian Association, Joint Patron Henley and Grange Swimming Club Patron, Fulham Falcon Cricket Club, Underdale High School Council, and the Thebarton Senior College Council.

Tom's greatest love is his family - his wife Anthea and daughters Tia & Helena.

Erma Ranieri PSM FIPAA

IPAA SA President, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment
Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment

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.

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Tuesday, 15th July 2014

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

Ballroom, Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide, SA