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 The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Sandy Verschoor. Ms Sandy Verschoor was elected Lord Mayor in November 2018. As Lord Mayor, Sandy is keen to keep costs low for residents and businesses by reducing red tape, strengthening Adelaide’s global reputation for culture, climate change action, and entrepreneurialism, preserving Adelaide’s heritage, and enhancing the city’s precincts and main streets for the benefit of local small business owners and the community.

This was a great opportunity to hear first-hand about the life and ideas of the Lord Mayor 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, Grant Stevens, Police Commissioner, and Hon Justice Br

Thursday, 20 June 2019