Media Release: Bruce Djite new CEO of Committee for Adelaide

8 June 2021 Former Socceroo and Director of Football at Adelaide United, Bruce Djite, has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Committee for Adelaide, starting his new role in July. Committee for Adelaide Chair Professor David Lloyd said Mr Djite was chosen from a pool of outstanding candidates and while the professional […]

Media Release: Committees for our Cities and Regions call for a national strategy out of the COVID crisis

The Committees for Cities and Regions Network, which represents more than 20 Australian & New Zealand cities & regions, is calling for a transparent and integrated national road to recovery plan. Priorities include clear and consistent standards for safely opening our economies, roadmaps on infrastructure, red-tape, planning, private sector investment, marketing and digital security. The […]

Media Release: Business leaders join high-powered Adelaide board

MEDIA RELEASE 19 October 2020 Four of the State’s most respected business leaders have joined the Committee for Adelaide Board, Chaired by University of South Australia Vice Chancellor, Professor David Lloyd. Professor Lloyd said it was testament to the Committee’s reputation, reach and influence that it continued to attract such high calibre candidates. Alicia Genet, […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Adelaide Abroad connecting our city to the world

MEDIA RELEASE 26 November 2019 Adelaide Abroad connecting our city to the world A new program to link the globe with South Australia and help people settle in Adelaide has been launched by the Committee for Adelaide. Adelaide Abroad aims to connect with people who are newly arrived or live abroad with an interest in […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Committee for Adelaide appoints new Chair Professor David Lloyd

Taking over the reins from outgoing Chair James Blackburn who has held the position for the past two years, Professor Lloyd said Adelaide was an agile and connected city that was well placed to take advantage of emerging global opportunities, enhancing its future economically, socially and culturally. “To meet the challenges of the 21st century, […]

Work experience findings

Together with the Commissioner for Children and Young People and as reported in The Advertiser, we’ve been talking to children, businesses, schools and parents and are now looking at opportunities to rethink work experience and the way it is delivered. Commissioner Helen Connolly said that children whose parents had extensive networks often secured meaningful work experience placements while those […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Skilled migrant visa changes must reflect state differences

MEDIA RELEASE 23 April 2019 Regional communities outside Sydney and Melbourne will be hardest hit by unintended consequences of the proposed changes to migration policy – announced by both major parties – and exemptions for smaller states will be needed, the Committee for Adelaide says. Both a cut in skilled migrant minimum wages, announced by […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Australia’s population distribution issue

MEDIA RELEASE 18 April 2018 In the wake of the most recent national report showing migrants add wealth and create jobs, Committee for Adelaide Chief Executive Officer Jodie van Deventer said Australia did not have a population growth issue but rather a population distribution issue. “Curtailing migrant numbers to help cities like Melbourne and Sydney […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Committee for Adelaide elects new Chair James Blackburn

James Blackburn, a partner with PwC in Adelaide and former Melburnian, has been elected the New Chair of the Committee for Adelaide. Taking over the reins from inaugural and outgoing Chair Colin Goodall, who has held the position since the Committee’s inception four years ago, James said he was excited about the city’s future and […]