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Posted: September 7, 2020
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Call for board nominations

Under our rules, nominations need to be made in writing, signed by a top tier (gold) member and delivered to us no later than 5pm on Monday 14 September. Please also provide a brief summary of why you are nominating as well as details on particular experience, expertise, knowledge or skills you will bring to the board. This year’s AGM will be held on Tuesday 13 October at 3.30pm and more details will be made available closer to the date. If you have any questions or wish…

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Posted: September 1, 2020
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New member – Mobo Group

Established in 1963, Mobo Group exists to enable the lives of people living with a disability and their families to be the best they can be. They do this through providing employment and related support services to over 200 supported employees from 12 sites covering metropolitan and regional areas of South Australia. Mobo Group was formed from the merger of two successful disability enterprises, Hands On SA and Finding Workable Solutions. On joining the Committee for Adelaide, their Chairman and Director Sam Scammell said that they…

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Posted: September 1, 2020
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New member – Flinders University

Globally focused and locally engaged, Flinders University has been making a difference for over 50 years through innovative research, excellence in teaching and learning, and exceptional student experience. Flinders University is headquartered in South Australia with a footprint that extends through regional and remote Australia. Flinders University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses for some 26,000 students and 120,000 alumni connect us in 90 different countries across the globe. Click here for a full list of our members.

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Posted: August 31, 2020
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COVID-19 survey results

While our members have been hit hard by COVID-19, they appear to be somewhat optimistic about the future. With 30% expecting their business prospects to be the same between now and December, 30% worse and 7% a lot worse, the numbers improve slightly when the horizon is pushed out to June 2021. And while 45% of our members have had to let go some staff during the pandemic, 43% are expecting to employ more staff by June 2021. Click here for the full results of…

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Posted: August 20, 2020
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Opinion: Trust health experts on student intake

Read our CEO Jodie van Deventer's latest opinion piece about the announcement of a 300 international student intake. The Advertiser, 20 August 2020

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Posted: August 3, 2020
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CBD Recovery Policy Committee

The Committee for Adelaide, along with the Property Council of Australia - SA and the Australian Hotels Association - SA Branch, has formed a CBD Recovery Policy Committee to generate policy and business-led ideas to keep the economic heart of the state pumping. The Committee also includes representatives from KPMG, Deloitte, PwC, Ernst & Young, The University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Flinders University. CEO Jodie van Deventer said: “The CBD is the beating heart of our state and with fewer people in…

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Posted: July 29, 2020
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New member – All Electric Formula E Racing for Adelaide

Valdis Dunis has joined the Committee for Adelaide in his capacity as the leader of a group bringing the new global all-electric FIA “Formula E” racing series to Adelaide along with the “Festival of E-motion”. The goal is to build upon Adelaide’s proud history of leadership in both cleantech and automotive engineering to accelerate our state as a leader. “I love the Committee for Adelaide’s drive to make our state an even better place to live, learn and work in, and its strong track record…

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Posted: July 28, 2020
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New member – Leaders Institute of South Australia

The Leaders Institute of South Australia develops impactful leaders by encouraging self-awareness and providing opportunities to experience different perspectives. A not-for-profit association, their sole aim over more than 20 years has been to develop leaders with the skills and passion to create an extraordinary, sustainable and vibrant city and State. Their work, particularly through the Governor’s Leadership Foundation program, aligns perfectly with the vision of the Committee for Adelaide.

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Posted: July 13, 2020
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Commissioner for Children and Young People reports

The Commissioner has launched a suite of reports focused on careers education for South Australian school students. The Committee for Adelaide worked with the Commissioner, surveying our members about their experience and perception of work experience. The reports found that better connecting young people with jobs of the future was essential to help Adelaide’s economy to grow, employment rates to improve and young people to see a future in South Australia. The Committee's Sustainability for our People group is now working with the Commissioner on…

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Posted: July 1, 2020
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New board member

Nicola is a director of PwC Adelaide with over 15 years of experience working in both Australia and the UK. She has broad experience working with businesses large and small across number of sectors including infrastructure, utilities, agribusiness, retail, financial services and not-for-profit. She is passionate about helping people and organisations succeed through understanding their goals, providing commercial advice and driving continuous improvement. She can attest to Adelaide being one of Australia’s best kept secrets, having migrated here from the UK in 2013, and can…

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Posted: June 26, 2020
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Adelaide United to set up Women’s Football Committee

Our CEO Jodie van Deventer has been announced as Chair of Adelaide United's first Women's Football Committee. The committee will work with stakeholders across South Australia, including Federal and State Governments, corporate supporters, Football South Australia, and local football clubs to foster greater opportunities for women in football. “Following Australia and New Zealand’s successful bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup™, we will strive to help inspire the next generation of local girls," Jodie said. Read the full release here. 

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Posted: June 18, 2020
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New member – Arup

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world. “I see private and non-government organisations as having an important role to play in helping shape the conversation around public policy and how Adelaide could change. The Committee for Adelaide provides an invaluable…

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Posted: June 18, 2020
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Working Group activity

We would like to welcome Milly Vorrasi as the new Chair of our Sustainability for our People working group and thank Mark Glazbrook for his time in this role, Pleasingly, Mark will remain an active contributor to this group helping guide and inform the Committee's advocacy and policy work around migration. As Client Engagement Director for Hays, Milly will bring her considerable expertise and experience in the employment market and skills development to the role. A member of the Hays leadership team within South Australia, Milly was…

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Posted: June 1, 2020
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Crime Stoppers new crime solving ambassadors announced

Our CEO Jodie van Deventer is one of several South Australian top-level business and industry leaders announced as Crime Stoppers’ first group of Ambassadors. She is joined by Andrew Marshall, President of Master Builders SA , Philip Morton, Managing Director of Morton Philips and Martin Haese, CEO at Business SA. Read the full media release here.

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Posted: April 28, 2020
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Opinion: Beyond the gloom, Adelaide has a chance to recreate itself

COVID-19 is the ultimate disruptor and while its impact may be temporary, its economic and social legacy will be felt long after a vaccine is found or population-level immunity is reached. So what does this mean for Adelaide as we move from lockdown and transition into recovery, and how can we minimise the negatives of a worldwide recession or depression while maximising the opportunities such disruption creates? Throughout history, major crises have reshaped cities and already, the best minds across our state are looking at…

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