Posted: August 31, 2020

Top 50 SA Influencer recap

Of note is the consistency between the ideas raised on the day and the vision of the Committee for Adelaide and other organisations, particularly in terms of sustainability, telling our brand story and targeted but significant population growth.  The Committee’s vision for Adelaide is an “extraordinary, sustainable and vibrant global city that people from all over the world want to be a part of and those who live here are proud to call home”. Population growth received significant support  – including an aspiration to grow the State to three million people - along with developing a stronger, more confident and more compelling narrative…

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Posted: August 3, 2020

Webinar: Space and what it means for South Australia

This webinar was truly out of this world! Led by Mike Kalms from KPMG Australia, our stellar panellists included Andrea Boyd, an International Space Station Flight Controller stationed at the European Astronaut Centre, Anthony Murfett, Deputy Head of the Australian Space Agency and Professor Andy Koronios, CEO of the SmartSat CRC. We heard about opportunities for South Australia and Australia as well as the role space will play in recovery from COVID. Exciting times ahead! Watch the webinar here. PHOTO L-R: Mike Kalms, Penny Gale,…

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Webinar with Neville Power and Senator Anne Ruston

We heard first hand about Australia's COVID-19 recovery from the person leading the nation's efforts Neville Power, Chair of the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) and South Australian Senator Anne Ruston, Minister for Families and Social Services. While the challenges ahead are enormous, opportunities will continue to arise as we turn our attention to rebuilding. PHOTO L-R: Leah Grantham, David Lloyd, Senator Anne Ruston, Matt Clemow, Neville Power.

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Posted: June 26, 2020

Webnar with Andrew Leunig

Thank you Andrew Leunig for a fascinating and thought-provoking discussion with our members. With our nation “financialising” most things, adopting a shallow rather than complex industry mix and people buying things they often don’t need, the stage has been set for a massive shakeup. Let’s adopt a design (rather than economic) led recovery as we reject “dumb” forms of globalisation and open our eyes to opportunities such as a renewable energy grid, use of SA Super for development opportunities and even creating the best public…

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Posted: May 18, 2020

Webinar with Tim Williams

Our webinar with Dr Tim Williams, Australasian Cities Leader at Arup, explored the future of urban environments post COVID-19. Will cities continue in their current form or will we see villages within cities emerging and the rise of suburbia or “superbia”? Challenging, enlightening and entertaining, Tim’s thought provoking presentation covered everything from the rise of digital and AI to integrated mobility, the future of retail and governance structures, focusing on the challenges ahead as well as revealing opportunities for mid-sized global cities such as Adelaide.

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Posted: April 25, 2020

Virtual drinks

It was certainly different to our previous events but our Virtual Drinks was a great chance to see some familiar faces and catch up with members. For us, it’s important to keep the communication going and to keep sharing experiences, problems, ideas and wins along the way as a community to help get through the current situation and prepare for recovery. During the session Board member Graham Brown shared an article which put things in perspective and reminded us that the world and Adelaide had…

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Posted: March 10, 2020

Bigger. Bolder. Better.

It was great to share with our members our major project for 2020 and beyond – Bigger. Bolder. Better. - that will change our city’s narrative and provide a critical economic advantage, helping shape a better future. Off the back of last year’s Vision for Adelaide which looked at the type of city we’d like to see in the future, this new body of work will focus on how we can achieve this. Thank you to BHP for hosting us in their new building which…

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Posted: March 2, 2020

Women’s Network Group

The Committee for Adelaide’s Women's Network Group is continuing in 2020 and our first guest speaker of the year was Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment. Erma shared her experiences on private, not-for-profit and government boards and gave the group some tips on how to find a board role in an organisation doing work you're passionate about. The women's group is designed to support and encourage women seeking Board or committee roles who may not necessarily have the contacts or knowledge on how to do so.…

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Posted: December 4, 2019

Adelaide Abroad Launch

A program designed to connect with expats, skilled migrants and others living interstate or overseas or newly arrived in Adelaide. We are excited to help people who are considering their next job and/or lifestyle opportunity in South Australia. A special shout out to Genevieve Theseira-Haese and Valdis Dunis for originally coming up with the concept and working so hard to make it happen along with our passionate group of volunteers. For the program to reach its full potential, we need a collaborative effort and invite…

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Posted: October 23, 2019

Women’s Network Group

The Committee for Adelaide has started a women’s network group, designed to support and encourage women seeking board or committee roles who may not necessarily have the contacts or knowledge to do so. Our inaugural event featured Ruth Ambler from the Department of Premier and Cabinet who spoke about arrangements for boards and committees generally, and the new BoardingCall data base while Fiona Mort and Amanda Underwood from the Office for Women spoke about the Premier’s Women’s Directory. We are looking forward to growing this…

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Posted: October 17, 2019

Welcome to our new Chair and board

We were thrilled to officially welcome our new Chair David Lloyd along with new Board members Justin Jamieson, Kyrstyan McLeod, Paul Hindle and Simon Toovey at our latest member event. Stay tuned for some exciting new projects and activities. Thank you to University of South Australia for hosting us. Images L-R: Jodie van Deventer, Matt Clemow, David Lloyd | Valdis Dunis, Graham Brown, Genevieve Theseira-Haese, Councillor Arman Abrahimzadeh | Bev Barber, Adrienne Nieuwenhuis | Kate Croser. Christie Anthoney.

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Posted: June 5, 2019

A Vision for Adelaide launch

Thank you to our members and supporters for helping us launch A Vision for Adelaide – a document resulting from our planning day held earlier this year. Designed to stimulate conversation and spark ideas, this vision is a “living document” which will continue to evolve as our city evolves. We encourage everyone to take ownership and to use the vision as a beacon when developing ideas and activities to shape our city’s future. After all, there is not one individual, group or organisation that can deliver a…

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Posted: June 3, 2019


We are proud to be supporting SEVENTEENx Adelaide hosted in partnership with Teaspoons of Change South Australia - an event aimed at engaging the business world with the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Hear from four amazing social innovators, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and business operators from Adelaide telling their story of purpose and impact. Each speaker has 17 minutes to inspire and show how organisations can align their brands with the Global Goals to create ongoing impact for the future. Click here to book your…

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Posted: April 11, 2019

Strong Australia Network Adelaide business lunch

Thank you to the Business Council of Australia for bringing its Strong Australia Network lunch series to Adelaide, which we enjoyed hosting. An outstanding panel of national speakers - Business Council of Australia CEO Jennifer Westacott, WSP Australia & New Zealand President & CEO Guy Templeton, ANZ Group executive Australian Business & Private Banking Mark Hand, University of South Australia Vice Chancellor & President David Lloyd and Committee for Adelaide Deputy Chair & Bespoke Approach Managing Partner Ian Smith - covered topics ranging from energy to water, jobs…

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Posted: March 18, 2019

Committees for Cities & Regions Network

We were in Ballarat in March for the Committees for Cities and Regions Network meeting. This network is a valuable resource and continues to grow in reach and influence with the Committee for Brisbane (formerly the Brisbane Development Association) the most recent addition. Eighteen organisations across Australia and New Zealand are part of the network. Image: Committees for Cities and Regions Network delegation Ballarat 2019.

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