Please join us in welcoming Nick Reade as the newly appointed Chief Executive of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Nick shares with us his focus and agenda, together with some of the leadership lessons he has learned throughout his 30-year career.

During his conversation with Chair of IPAA SA and Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, Erma Ranieri, guests had the opportunity to hear first-hand from Nick Reade as well as explore his responses to questions from the audience.

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Nick Reade

Chief Executive
Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Nick Reade commenced as Chief Executive of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in February 2021.

His focus is on collaboration across government, the community and the private sector, growing the economy, innovation, and making it easier for people to do business with government.

A proud and passionate South Australian, Nick has a breadth of experience in South Australia’s business community, having served as CEO of BankSA and State General Manager for South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory for Westpac.

His career in financial services spans 30 years, during which Nick has held responsibility for small business banking nationally and built a strong track record in digital transformation, driving growth and innovation.
With an enviable track record in digital transformation, driving growth and innovation, Nick will play a key role in three top priorities for South Australia:
• Driving our economy towards 3% growth
• Creating a strong, resilient and thriving South Australia
• Making it easier for South Australians to do business with government.

Nick is an alumnus of the University of South Australia and INSEAD in Paris.

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.

Event brought to you by

Government of South Australia

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

12:45pm (Registration and Networking) 1:15 -2:30 (Event)

Refreshments and light snack

Adelaide Oval, William Magarey Room

Free for all IPAA SA Personal, Corporate and State Government Members
$30 for non-members (face-to-face attendance)
$15 for non-members (virtual attendance)