IPAA SA’s On the Couch sessions are a series of informal interviews with key leaders. 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 special guest for this event was Dr Jane Lomax-Smith. Dr Lomax-Smith is Chair of the South Australian Museum Board.

This was a wonderful opportunity to hear first-hand about the life and ideas of Jane in an informal interview. The interview concluded with a brief Q&A session with questions from the audience.

All IPAA events include purposeful networking which allows you to:

• Build relationships with the speaker/s and fellow guests
• Develop your capabilities
• Establish connections across the SA public sector.

Since its inception, the series has acted as the host for a very significant number of public sector leaders Jim Whalley, South Australian Chief Entrepreneur, Caroline Mealor, Chief Executive, Attorney-General’s Department, Dr Niki Vincent, Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, and Grant Stevens, Police Commissioner

Learn about our speakers

Dr Jane Lomax-Smith

The Lord Mayor of Adelaide
City of Adelaide

Jane Lomax-Smith is a Pathologist with a career in research and clinical medicine. She trained in London and has worked in Boston and Adelaide where she gained a PhD in immunology.

Jane has run hospital departments and private practices including her own. She is a staunch supporter of conservation of heritage buildings and Adelaide Park Lands. She has held elected office as a City Councillor, Lord Mayor and as MP for the City when she was also Minister for Education and Tourism.

She has written Commonwealth and State Government reports on funding for universities and the future of Leigh Creek. She is now the Chair of the Teachers Registration Board and the Don Dunstan Foundation which researches and promotes ideas on a range of social justice issues.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019