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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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Posted: December 9, 2019
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New member: Morton Philips

We are delighted to welcome Morton Philips as a full silver member of the Committee for Adelaide. A national consultancy business specialising in global Executive Search, this long-term South Australian boutique service provider partners with clients who appreciate their personalised and tailored approach to sourcing talent from around the world. Morton Philips offers a range of solutions to provide the best possible outcome using methodology that caters to the needs of their clients. With more companies investing in SA and the growth of the economy…

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Posted: December 8, 2019
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New member: Digital Twinning Australia

We are delighted to welcome Digital Twinning Australia as a silver member of the Committee for Adelaide. Digital Twinning Australia are specialists in strategic project and asset management and Australian leaders in applied digital twinning. Their team consists of asset, program and project managers, supervisors, modellers, engineers, cost analysts and customer journey mappers, as well as a broad professional network of engineers and program/project managers that can be assembled to take on sizeable corporate briefs. They are big picture systems thinkers committed to continuous improvement…

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Posted: December 5, 2019
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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: November 26, 2019
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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 Adelaide, linking them with individuals and organisations that can help explain employment opportunities and connect with people who have gone through similar experiences. “This is about growing our population, creating…

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Posted: November 20, 2019
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Federal hearing on Adelaide on Migration

Our advocacy work around migration continues and in November, the Committee for Adelaide was invited to present to the Federal Joint Standing Committee on Migration in Adelaide following on from our submission into their inquiry. Our CEO Jodie van Deventer along with Deputy Chair Matt Clemow and Sustainability for our People Chair Mark Glazbrook (Migration Solutions) presented the current challenges with the migration system and the policies that need to change.

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Posted: October 30, 2019
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New member: Australia Day Council of South Australia

We are delighted to welcome Australia Day Council of South Australia (ADCSA) as a bronze member of the Committee for Adelaide. ADCSA celebrates our identity and the values that unite us, illuminates the achievements of inspirational Australians, places reconciliation at the centre of all it does and promotes a welcoming and inclusive society. Major events run throughout the year include the Australian of the Year and The Citizen of the Year Awards, The Australian of the Year Luncheon and Inspiring Women Impacting the World series. CEO Jan Chorley says…

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Posted: October 30, 2019
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Board member profile: Paul Hindle

Paul leads PwC's Adelaide Deals practice and has more than 18 years of transaction related experience in Australia, the UK and New Zealand. Paul’s experience includes leading buy-side and vendor financial due diligence, capital raising, refinancing, pre-lend finance reviews and providing clients with advice on transactions, both domestically and internationally. "I was excited by the opportunity to join the Committee for Adelaide Board and work with leaders across the city to further advance Adelaide's development to being a global city". Click here for a full list…

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Posted: October 30, 2019
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Netherlands PM event

Our CEO Jodie van Deventer had the pleasure of meeting the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, while he was in Sydney earlier this month. Jodie discussed opportunities and partnerships with the Netherlands while learning more about this innovative European country. Image L-R: Jodie van Deventer, Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Committee for Sydney Chair Michael Rose, Committee for Perth CEO Marion Fulker, Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens.

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Posted: October 30, 2019
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Committees for Cities and Regions Network meeting

Our CEO Jodie van Deventer and Deputy Chair Matt Clemow were in Brisbane for the bi-annual meeting of the Committees for Cities and Regions Network recently, hosted by the Committee for Brisbane. While there they met with the Executive Director of Cities from the Department of Infrastructure,  Regional Development and Cities, Queensland's Chief Entrepreneur and the Chair of the Australian Sports Foundation. "It was great to connect with Committees from around Australia and New Zealand and discuss economic and infrastructure development, innovation and sustainability", said Jodie.

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Posted: October 30, 2019
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Inquiry into Migration in Regional Australia

In response to the Federal Joint Standing Committee on Migration inquiry into Migration in Regional Australia, the Committee for Adelaide made a submission after consulting with our members and industry, including a roundtable discussion with key stakeholders. Click here to download the submission. We look forward to expanding on this information at a hearing the standing committee is holding in Adelaide next month.

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Posted: October 2, 2019
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New member: Boomerang International Educational Services

BIES was established in 2008 with the goal to promote South Australia/Australia as a study destination for international students. Since then, BIES has recruited more than a thousand students into the various institutions in South Australia/Australia from English language schools to universities. "BIES has done a lot of work to promote South Australia and spread the positive news about Adelaide which have borne fruit and will do so for many years to come. We would like to share the experience and skills that we have…

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