Our On the Couch sessions are an event where a high achieving individual is interviewed by a peer about their public sector ‘journey’, their experiences and why they have chosen their career and current role. Since its inception, this series has acted as the host for a very significant number of former and current public sector leaders.

Our guest for this session was The Children and Young People’s Commissioner in South Australia, Helen Connolly. The Commissioner was interviewed about her intriguing story, her career path, aspirations and what she sees as her priorities in her current role.

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Helen Connolly

Children and Young People’s Commissioner
Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young People

Before becoming the Commissioner in April 2017, Helen has extensive experience in executive leadership roles in a range of not-for-profit organisations. Immediately, before taking the role as Commissioner, Helen was the Executive Director of Australian Red Cross in South Australia and Chair of the South Australian Council of Social Service Inc (SACOSS). She is a long-time advocate for building respectful partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations and has established networks and relationships through her position as a Co-Chair of Reconciliation SA.

Throughout her career, the Commissioner has taken an active advocacy role on the main policy issues that impact on the well-being of Australian families and children, with a strong focus on early intervention and prevention strategies.

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20 April 2018

PwC, 11/70 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000