Jodie van Deventer announced as full-time CEO

The Committee for Adelaide is thrilled to announce Jodie van Deventer as its first full-time Chief Executive.

Committee for Adelaide Chair Colin Goodall said Ms van Deventer was successful from a field of 128 applicants and will start her role in mid September.

“We optimistically went to the market in an attempt to find an extraordinary individual to shape Adelaide’s future and we could not be happier with our choice,” Mr Goodall said.

“Jodie has essentially had four successful careers – in the media, industry groups, the public sector and running her own company – and she is as excited as we are about growing the Committee for Adelaide and creating benefit to our great State.

“Jodie’s experiences allows the Committee to build on our excellent work since foundation and move to the next step.”

In the past year, the Committee for Adelaide has;
– hosted the overseas Nuclear Fuel Cycle industry participation tour;
– worked closely with the Department for State Development on events for high-net worth South Australian investors and potential migrants;

– contributed to the population debate around the economic benefits of skilled migration;

– provided links between the business sector and the Investment Attraction Agency; and- acted as a constructive advocate for planning reform changes.

Mr Goodall thanked Matt Clemow for his work over the past two years as General Manager and welcomed his ongoing involvement with the Committee.

Mr Clemow said he was proud the Committee has now grown to almost 50 members and had achieved the sustainability to move to a full-time Chief Executive.

“This is a brilliant organisation with a first-class Board and enormous goodwill and it’s wonderful a full-time resource can now drive it to its full potential,” he said.

“The base premise of the Committee is to provide a constructive, bi-partisan, diverse, intellectual vehicle to prosecute and investigate ideas for South Australia’s economic growth and the timing could not be better to expand our scope.

“Jodie is a highly-respected, trusted professional who will no doubt lead the organisation to great heights and I can’t wait to start working with her.”

Ms van Deventer said the Committee for Adelaide had already established itself as a trusted and respected organisation and she was looking forward to ensuring it played an even greater role in driving capital investment and community growth in South Australia.

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