As we embark on delivering Public Value in a dynamic and rapidly changing time, the single factor that can help us make decisions is our Purpose. Our Purpose is a shared recognition of the reason why we exist—it is the context that determines whether a decision is the right one to make at any particular time.

When Purpose appeals to your intrinsic motivation and aligns with your values, it will fuel your success. As executives and senior managers, when we are aligned with our values on a daily basis, we have more energy and feel more fulfilled because we are leading from what’s important to us.

This dynamic forum engaged senior leaders across the Public Sector to share their understanding of how our values give us our sense of Purpose. It also explored and defined how we can come together to lead the way to make South Australia thrive and continue to build a modern Public Sector. This was the first of a number of forums to be held with managers focusing on embedding the Public Sector values.

The Commissioner for Public Sector Employment Erma Ranieri emceed the forum.

Download the Public Sector Purpose and Values here.

Learn about our speakers

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.

Andrew Greatrex

Greatrex Global Learning LLC

Andrew’s main goal is to create higher performance for organisations and an engaging and motivating culture for people. At this forum, he will share lessons from world thought leaders and organisations and government agencies he has worked with over the past 20 years. These include Disney, Novo Nordisk, Capital One, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Intel, E-Bay, The Pentagon, US Air Force, Navy and the National Security Agency. He also works closely with professional associations including the Australian Human Resource Institute, Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, South African Human Resource Society and governments in Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, UK, Europe, USA and Canada.

George Savvides

Deputy Chairman

George will share his story on leading significant transformational change as the former Chief Executive of Medibank Private. The Medibank float of $5.6 billion was, at the time, the second largest in Australia’s history. George was appointed the Deputy Chair of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) on 23 February 2017. He has 25 years of experience in the Australian and New Zealand health care sector. He was CEO of two IPO listings on the ASX, Sigma in 1999 and Medibank Private in 2014. He served as Medibank CEO for 14 years. George is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is the Chairman of World Vision Australia, a Board member of NZX listed Ryman Healthcare, Chairman Kings Group Ltd, Chairman Macquarie University Hospital, Director of AccuVein, and Director of CFMC Consulting (Sodia).

The Hon Bruce Lander QC

Independant Commissioner Against Corruption
Office of the Independant Commissioner Against Corruption

ICAC Awareness for Public Officers
The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) and the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) are designed to safeguard and enhance confidence in the integrity of public administration in South Australia.

ICAC regularly holds awareness sessions, workshops and seminars to assist public officers and public authorities to comply with their obligations and prevent corruption, misconduct and maladministration in public administration.

This information and awareness seminar was conducted by the Commissioner himself, The Hon. Bruce Lander QC. The Commissioner described the role and functions of ICAC and the OPI, and explained the reporting obligations all South Australian public officers and public authorities must follow.

The Hon. Bruce Lander QC Biography:

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, the Hon. Bruce Lander QC, deals with the realities of poor culture, process and governance in the public sector.

On 19 February 2013 the Honourable Justice Lander was announced as South Australia’s first Independent Commissioner Against Corruption. The Hon. Bruce Lander QC was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia in March 1969. He practised as a solicitor until 1981 when he signed the Bar Roll. In 1986 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel.

In November 1994 he was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia. He remained a Judge of that Court until he was appointed a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia on 14 July 2003. In January 2004 he was appointed an additional Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory. In December 2008 he was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island.

In November 2005 he was appointed a Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for a term of five years and was reappointed in 2010 for a further term. In April 2013 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law by Flinders University for his contribution to the law and the university.

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August 1, 2017