One year on from the inspiring A Level Playing Field – Gender Equality in Leadership Summitthe Office for the Public Sector, in partnership with Senior Management Council and the Institute of Public Administration SA were excited to bring you The Second Innings…

The audience was inspired by keynote speaker, the Hon. Julia Gillard former Prime Minister, and motivated by the progress that the public sector has made in gender equality in leadership in the last 12 months!

We invite you to join us in driving inclusive leadership in the public sector where men and women are equally represented, valued and rewarded. As a public sector, we are committed to showing that gender equality in leadership is achievable and makes a powerful, positive difference to the productivity, effectiveness and innovation in all we do!

Amanda Blair

Hon. Julia Gillard
 27th Prime Minister of Australia
Hon Kyam Maher MLC                                              
Minister for Employment
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation
Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation
Minister for Automotive Transformation
Minister for Science and Information Economy

Dr Margaret Byrne
Principal Consultant, UGM Consulting
David Reynolds
Chief Executive Officer, Department of Treasury and Finance
Scott Ashby
Chief Executive, Primary Industries and Regions SA
Gary Edwards
Leadership Communication & Negotiation Expert
Leading Conversations
Erma Ranieri
Commissioner for Public Sector Employment

Learn about our speakers

David Reynolds FIPAA

Chief Executive
Department for Trade and Investment

My executive and management career includes more than twenty years’ experience in policy advice, financial management, and organisation and executive leadership.

In 2015, I was appointed Chief Executive of the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF), South Australia.

At DTF, we’re working together to support the future prosperity and wellbeing of all South Australians. As Chief Executive I provide leadership and governance to the State budget, and oversee the strategic performance of government agencies across industrial relations, budget, taxation, superannuation, commercial and economics and accounting issues.

Prior to this current appointment, I held roles including Executive Director of the Budget Branch and Director of Gambling Policy.

I am passionate about improving the public sector through organisational development and a ‘staff first’ approach. I place a strong focus on gender equality and staff leadership and collaboration.

I have completed a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Adelaide, I am a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and also a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

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.

Amanda Blair

Premier's Council for Women

Amanda is a Board member of The Independent Gambling Authority, The South Australian Housing Trust and Nature Play SA. She previously sat on the Social Inclusion Board and spent six years on the Board of the Adelaide Festival and was a founding member of the Contemporary Collectors at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

She won a MO Award for Best Live Show in Australia in 2003 and in 2011 she won the St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Award for outstanding contribution to the Media from Archbishop Philip Wilson. She writes for The Australian Women's Weekly, The Advertiser and appears regularly on the Today Show on Channel 9. She's the Ambassador for The Hutt Street Centre, Foundation Shine, The Bedford/Phoenix Group and Time For Kids. Her individual fundraising efforts have raised over 1 million dollars.

The Hon Julia Gillard

27th Prime Minister of Australia


Scott Ashby

Chief Executive
Primary Industries and Regions SA


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Friday, 10 March 2017

(8:45am registration)
9:30am - 1:00pm

Adelaide Oval, William Magarey Room , War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA 5006