IPAA SA’s On the Couch sessions are a series of informal interviews with key leaders of the public sector. In their current roles, these leaders are seen as having a high degree of responsibility and influence over the future of the public sector and the people who work within it.

These interviews are aimed at looking at the person behind the role and focus on their interests, influences, leadership styles, career highlights, journey, aspirations, values and what they see as their priorities in their current role and insights for the future.

Our guest for this event was Ms Dascia Bennett,  Chief Executive of Super SA. During this session, Ms Bennett shared some of the highlights of her career as well as her insights and goals for her current role.

Ms Dascia Bennett was interviewed by Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, Erma Ranieri.

Learn about our speakers

Dascia Bennett

Chief Executive
Super SA

With over 20 years’ experience in the superannuation industry working in the profit-to-members sector, Das has held senior executive roles with a number of leading industry and public sector funds (including Australian Super, REST, EISS and NGS Super). Das’s experience includes leading customer focused areas of business, including employer and member services, business development, brand and product management, operations and key stakeholder management.
Prior to working in the finance industry, Das worked in advisory and consultancy roles for the Federal and State Government in education and regional development.

Das is an Independent Director on the SA LGA Mutual Board (Insurance Services).

Das holds a Public Policy degree (Flinders University), a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning), a Certificate in Superannuation Fund Management, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and the Australian School of Business (University of NSW) AGSM Executive Program.

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

PwC Australia

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

2:00pm (registration) 2:30pm -3:30pm event

Tea and Coffee

Adelaide Convention Centre, City Rooms, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
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Free for all State Government, Corporate and Personal Members of IPAA SA
$30 for non-members