To help you stay informed during COVID-19, IPAA SA, the South Australian Leadership Academy (Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment) and PwC are pleased to offer the Virtual On the Couch Series. 

Our guest for this informal interview was Chief Executive, Department of Treasury and Finance, David Reynolds who shared his insights on practices that government intend to put in place to get our economy ‘back to normal’ and how we release restrictions that won’t impact the health outcomes too significantly. Mr Reynolds was interviewed by Mark Thomson, Partner, PwC Australia.

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Learn about our speakers

David Reynolds FIPAA

Chief Executive
Department for Trade and Investment

My executive and management career includes more than twenty years’ experience in policy advice, financial management, and organisation and executive leadership.

In 2015, I was appointed Chief Executive of the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF), South Australia.

At DTF, we’re working together to support the future prosperity and wellbeing of all South Australians. As Chief Executive I provide leadership and governance to the State budget, and oversee the strategic performance of government agencies across industrial relations, budget, taxation, superannuation, commercial and economics and accounting issues.

Prior to this current appointment, I held roles including Executive Director of the Budget Branch and Director of Gambling Policy.

I am passionate about improving the public sector through organisational development and a ‘staff first’ approach. I place a strong focus on gender equality and staff leadership and collaboration.

I have completed a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Adelaide, I am a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and also a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

Mark Thomson


Mark Thomson is a Partner with PwC Australia. As a consulting Partner Mark collaborates with Government, Utility and Mining clients to work smarter and grow faster. He consults to build effective organisations, innovate & grow, reduce costs and manage risk & regulation.

Event brought to you by

Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment
South Australian Leadership Academy
PwC Australia

Wednesday, 22 April