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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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Posted: April 24, 2020
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New member: Don Dunstan Foundation

The Don Dunstan Foundation is a thought leadership organisation which convenes collaborative projects to inspire action for a fairer world. Its two principal projects are the Thinkers in Residence program and the Adelaide Zero Project. The Thinkers program brings big thinkers from around the world to Adelaide to offer insights on complex challenges while the Zero Project aims to end street homelessness in the inner city of Adelaide. In addition to this community work, the Foundation also holds major events that incorporate social justice themes…

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Posted: April 23, 2020
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National advocacy for cycling and walking infrastructure

With bicycle sales booming locally and pop up bicycle lanes appearing across the globe as people take to ebikes, scooters and other modes of transport to avoid public transport during COVID-19, we're joining a chorus of voices calling for a focus on safe and extensive bike and walking infrastructure. More than 100 health and transport experts as well as organisations such as the Committee for Sydney, the Heart Foundation and others have signed an open letter on the issue. While Adelaide is blessed with open spaces…

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Posted: April 22, 2020
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National advocacy for visa holders

This topic came up at our Sustainability for our People Working Group with participants expressing concern about about temporary visa holders and international students left without a safety net, many of whom are unable to go home or even receive money from overseas due to border and bank closures. Some of our members, such as Boomerang International Education Services, have begun delivering food parcels to the most vulnerable. We have written to relevant Federal and State Government Ministers and other key politicians as well as joining 120 other organisations…

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Posted: March 26, 2020
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COVID-19: Committees for our Cities and Regions stand ready to support recovery

Committees representing more than twenty Australian and New Zealand cities and regions met via video link this week to discuss their contribution to assist their members with the current COVID-19 crisis and how to rebuild economic strength in the wake of the pandemic. More than ever we need to collaborate on solutions that will ensure our cities and regions can return to the vibrant and safe places we have come to expect. The Committees for Cities and Regions is a unique network in Australia and New Zealand of…

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Posted: March 18, 2020
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COVID-19 UPDATE

Like others, the Committee for Adelaide is reviewing our work as the impacts of COVID-19 continue to be felt across our community. This public health issue is already having significant impacts on the South Australian economy and now more than ever, businesses and community groups must come together to minimise economic impacts and work on a strategy to help the economy grow again when the time comes. The Committee for Adelaide believes we must take a leadership position, using our membership seniority and breadth to…

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Posted: March 3, 2020
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South Australia’s 50 Most Influential People

Recently The Advertiser released its list of South Australia’s 50 most influential people as identified by their senior journalists. With almost a quarter of the non-political leaders on the list already invested in our work, the Committee is proud to work with some of South Australia’s leading thinkers and companies. Special mentions include our Chair Professor David Lloyd (University of South Australia), Sanjeev Gupta (GFG Alliance), Laura Tyler (BHP Olympic Dam), Darren Thomas (Thomas Foods), James Muecke (Sight for All), Kevin Gallagher (Santos), Jamie McClurg (Commercial & General),…

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Posted: March 3, 2020
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Board member profile: Justin Jamieson

Justin Jamieson has been a Partner at KPMG since 2008 and was appointed Chairman of Partners in South Australia in 2017.  Justin also leads the KPMG Northern Territory and Tasmanian practices. Justin has advised many of South Australia’s largest organisations across business transformation, corporate governance, internal audit and risk management advisory.  He has a strong interest in health and wellbeing and has previously led KPMG's People, Performance and Culture initiatives and the Health and Wellbeing program. “Joining the Committee for Adelaide Board provides an exciting…

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Posted: February 2, 2020
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2020 Australia Day Honour

The Committee for Adelaide would like to congratulate James Muecke for being awarded Australian of the year. It is great to see James recognised for his passion, dedication and hard work. Sight for All, which James founded, is a member of the Committee for Adelaide and we wish James all the best as he uses his 12 months in the spotlight to campaign for better eye health across the country.

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Posted: December 9, 2019
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Board member profile: Kyrstyan McLeod

Kyrstyan McLeod is a Senior Associate for Hassell. During a career spanning more than 20 years, she has established an intimate understanding across multiple sectors of architecture. Her involvement in a number of award winning, integrated design teams is testament to her holistic approach to interior design; one that blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior space and ensures every project maintains a genuine sense of place and identity within a local context. "The shape of Adelaide is shifting and I am excited to have…

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