As Premier of South Australia, Don Dunstan set new directions for public administration that had far-reaching national impacts. Shortly before his death in 1998, Don Dunstan entrusted to the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA), the key advocate for effective public administration, the honour of carriage of the annual Don Dunstan Oration on Public Administration, and was in fact its first Orator.

Raymond Spencer is head of the SA Government’s leading economic advisory board and he will present this year’s Don Dunstan Oration on the future of culture and performance in the South Australian Public Sector.

Raymond has been a key figure in the establishment of the Public Sector Renewal Program. The Program aims to provide the South Australian Public Sector with the knowledge and change management tools needed to deliver better outcomes in economic, social and environmental policy; it is about embracing a culture of innovation, community empowerment, and sustainability. The Program is central to realising the policy ambitions of the Government and it will be rolled out across all major agencies during 2013.

Raymond will share with attendees his views on the future of the South Australian public sector, the fundamental thinking behind the Public Sector Renewal Program, and the critical role that each public servant will play in building a revitalised and empowered working culture.

Erma Ranieri is the Deputy Chief Executive of Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DIMTRE) and Chief Executive of the Public Sector Renewal Program, and has been appointed by Premier Jay Weatherill to lead the Taskforce for the Public Sector Renewal Program and will be the Master of Ceremonies for this Oration.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this inspirational and influential speaker in the keynote address for IPAA SA’s 2012 season. A networking session including drinks and finger food will follow.