In 2009, Raymond Spencer returned to Australia follows 35 years of living and working in the USA, India and Europe.
Raymond as appointed as Chairman of the Economic Development Board on 1 January 2011. Raymond is Chairman of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Chairman of Capgemini’s Financial Services Global Business Unit (FS GBU) and Chairman of Signostics Limited, a director of Rubicon Technology, Inc. (RBCN) a NASDAQ listed manufacturer of advanced electronic materials and a partner and member of the investment committee in three US based venture funds. Raymond brings more than thirty-five years of leadership in international business, management planning, technology, finance, organizational culture and mergers and acquisitions.
Raymond was born in Adelaide and attended law school at the University of Adelaide. He was inducted to the Chicago Area Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in 2003 and serves as a board member of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA).
Raymond was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2005 for the Illinois Region. Raymond is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago and he was named a Laureate in the Computerworld Honors Program, which distinguishes innovators around the world whose visionary use of information technology produces and promotes positive social change.
Mr Kevin Osborn is Deputy Chairman of the Economic Development Board of South Australia, Chairman of Invest in South Australia, a non executive Director of SA Water and Deputy Chairman of the Port Adelaide Football Club.
He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Adelaide University Business School. Kevin mentors in the Company Director Chairman’s program to assist women join ASX 200 Boards.
Until December 2012, Kevin was a non executive Director of Calgary based Viterra Inc a global agriculture/food logistics company which was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He left the Viterra Board following the US$ 6.25 billion takeover by Glencore.
Kevin played a significant leadership role in the governance aspects of the 100 gigalitre desalination plant built by SA Water.
Kevin is a former Deputy Chairman of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd where he chaired the Credit committee and was a member of the Audit and Risk committees.
Prior to the beginnings of his non executive Director career, Kevin had a 25 year career in international financial markets where he held various global senior management positions with the USA’s then 4th largest Banking Corporation, Bank One, which is now part of J P Morgan Chase.
He is currently a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow Professional of the Institute of Public Accountants and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors in Canada.
Mr Grant Belchamber graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1980 with a Bachelor of Economics (Hons 1) degree. He spent several years working in the federal public service, and completed a Masters degree in Economics at the Australian National University, graduating in 1985.
Grant's current role is as Economist and International Coordinator with the ACTU where he has worked since 1986. He supports the ACTU Secretary and President in coordinating international relations and policy issues, and provides research and analysis on domestic economic conditions and policy.
He is a member of the Australian Statistics Advisory Council and a director of a corporate superannuation fund. Grant has been a member of the EDB since its inception and served on the Audit Committee of SASP for four years.
Dr Ian Gould, a geologist by profession has forty years experience in the minerals industry in various senior positions, mainly within the CRA/Rio Tinto Group, including as Managing Director- Australia. In 1997, he moved to Adelaide as Group Managing Director of Normandy Mining Ltd, before retiring from executive positions in 2000.
Ian has served on numerous research, environmental and commercial boards, including chairing the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Toro Energy Limited, and currently the CSIRO Mineral Resources Sector Advisory Council, the South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Expert Group and St Andrew’s Hospital.
Ian was appointed Member of the Order of Australia in the Queens Birthday 2011 Honours.
Also, Ian has current membership on the Premier’s Science and Research Council and the South Australian Resource Industry Development Board. Ian commenced as Chancellor of the University of South Australia on 1 July 2008.
Mr Rob Chapman is Chair of the BankSA Advisory Board and previously was Managing Director of BankSA..
Prior to his current appointment, Mr Chapman was Chief Executive of St George Bank and the Regional General Manager (WA, SA, NT) of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Born and educated in Adelaide, he spent his early career in the insurance and funds management industry. Promotions saw him move to the eastern states before returning to Adelaide and taking up an executive role in banking.
Rob is past President of Business SA and CEDA South Australia and is currently Chairman of the Adelaide Football Club Board.
Rob has been recognised for his consistent pursuit of excellence and outstanding contribution to South Australia with the 2005 SA Great Award for Business.
The Hon. Bob Hawke AC was Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991.
A Rhodes Scholar, he was ACTU Resident Officer from 1958 to 1969 and then served as President of the ACTU from 1970 to 1980.
Mr Hawke was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 1979. He is an Honorary Fellow at University College, Oxford and holds honorary degrees from the University of South Australia, Nanjing University of China, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of New South Wales.
Since leaving political life he has held visiting professorial positions in several academic institutions and has been active in a wide range of community projects. Mr Hawke currently works as a business consultant.
Michael Hickinbotham, a graduate in Economics and Law, is Managing Director of the Hickinbotham Group, one of South Australia’s most diversified groups, spanning construction, land development, commercial property, water trading, environmental projects, viticulture and wine.
Before joining the Hickinbotham Group in 1993, Michael practiced commercial law in the Melbourne office of national law firm Blake Dawson Waldron.
Michael is Chairman of the Australian Population Institute of Australia (SA), a South Australian Population Ambassador, a member of the Economic Development Board, an executive member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (SA) and a former board member of Family Business Australia (SA).
Michael was Deputy Chairman of the Planning & Development Review Steering Committee, which reviewed the South Australian planning system for the State Government with the objective of making it the most efficient and effective in Australia, and is now Deputy Chairman of the Implementation Committee.
Michael was awarded a Centenary Medal for service to the Australian building industry and the community.
Dr Michael Keating AC, is a member of the board of Skills Australia and the South Australian Training and Skills Commission.
Until recently, Michael was Chairman of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal in NSW, and a Visiting Fellow in the Economics Program in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University.
Previously, Michael was Secretary of the federal departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Finance, Employment and Industrial Relations. He has also been a director of Australia Post and Fujitsu Australia.
Michael has published widely in the fields of various economics, public sector management reform and employment.
Michael continues to provide advice to Governments in Australia and overseas.
Ms Corinne Namblard was appointed as a Director of Codan Limited in 2011. Based in Adelaide, Codan designs, manufactures and markets a diversified range of high value added electronics products for global government, business, aid and humanitarian and sophisticated consumer markets.
Ms Namblard holds a number of Board positions including Council Member of the University of South Australia, Member of Invest in South Australia Advisory Board and Director of Flinders Ports.
Corinne has over 30-years experience in international business, finance and infrastructure. Most recently, she spent 10 years as Chief Executive Officer of Luxembourg-based Galaxy Fund. Prior to that, Ms Namblard served as a Member of the Advisory Board of the UN PPP Alliance Geneva and a Member of the Advisory Team on PPP in the French Prime Minister’s Office.
Early in her career, Corinne spent 19 years with Banque Nationale de Paris, holding roles in capital markets, international affairs and project finance.
Corinne holds French and Canadian citizenships and resides in South Australia.
Professor Barbara Pocock is Director of the Centre for Work + Life at the University of South Australia.
Barbara has been researching work, employment and industrial relations since 1981. She joined the University of South Australia in January 2006, after fourteen years at the University of Adelaide.
Barbara has worked in many jobs - in shearing sheds, advising politicians, the public service, on farms, in unions, teaching and researching in universities, for governments and as a mother.
Barbara was initially trained as an economist, completed her doctorate in gender studies, and has taught and researched labour studies and social science since the mid-1980s.
Her research has included work, industrial relations, trade unionism, pay and pay equity, vocational education, inequality in the labour market and the award of a Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship to study the intersections between work, family and community for 5 years, 2003-2007.
Dr Leanna Read was the founding Managing Director and CEO of biotechnology company, TGR BioSciences Pty Ltd from 2001 - 2011. She is currently on the board of two biotechnology companies; Council member of the University of South Australia; and a member of BioAngels, an Adelaide-based Angel investor network.
In addition to TGR Biosciences, she has been CEO of several research and commercial ventures, including the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Tissue Growth and Repair, widely considered to be one of the most successful commercially focused CRCs.
Leanna's industry and research contributions have been recognised by appointment to federal boards including the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council, the Industry R&D Board and the Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council. She is a current and longstanding member of the South Australian Premier’s Science and Industry Council and holds adjunct professorial appointments at Flinders University and the University of South Australia.
A Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Leanna has received a number of awards, including the 2006 South Australian of the Year (Science and Technology) and the 2011 Central Region winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Technology Category.
Professor Göran Roos
Göran Roos is Honorary Professor at Warwick Business School in the UK and the founder of Intellectual Capital Services Ltd., a leading think tank on technology and business futures. He is one of the founders of the modern field of intellectual capital science and a recognised world expert in innovation management and strategy. In addition to his roles with Warwick Business School in the UK , Göran Roos is also visiting Professor of Innovation Management and Business Model Innovation at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and visiting Professor of Intangible Asset Management and Performance Measurement at the Centre for Business Performance at Cranfield University UK.
Göran has published numerous books, articles and case studies on the subject and his consulting experience ranges across both public and private sectors in over 40 countries.
In his academic and professional work Göran has advised government bodies in UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Austria and Australia on issues relating to strategy, research and development, national and regional innovation systems issues, knowledge management and intellectual capital.
Darren Thomas is the CEO of Thomas Foods International.
Based in South Australia, Thomas Foods International is Australia's largest family-owned agribusiness with a turnover of more than $1.3 billion a year.
Thomas Foods International employs 2,500 people in Murry Bridge, Lobethal, Tamworth (NSW) and Wallangarra (Qld) and processes close to 120,000 lambs and sheep and 5,000 cattle a week. Thomas Foods International exports to over 80 countries from Russia to North America, the Middle East and Europe.
Darren is the Economic Development Board lead for the Brand South Australia project.
Mr Jim Hallion is the Chief Executive of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, commencing this role on 23 May 2011.
Prior to this appointment, Mr Hallion was Chief Executive of the Department for Transport, Energy & Infrastructure. The department was responsible for the provision of South Australia's public transport, road and maritime systems, road and rail regulation, energy policy and regulation, building management, land services, Government ICT services, and infrastructure planning.
He is currently a member of the Infrastructure Australia Council, Chair of the ICT Board and Senior Management Council and member of the PPP steering committee for the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. Jim was former Chair of the Australian Maritime Group and National Rail Safety Regulation Project Board and former member of the Australian Logistics Council, Australian Road Forum, Standing Committee on Transport and Transport Agencies Chief Executives Forum.
Jim was awarded a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Mr Worrall is Deputy Chief Executive of the newly formed Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy. Prior to this he held the position of Chief Executive of the Department of Trade and Economic Development.
Lance holds a Masters Degree for a thesis in politics and political economy from the University of Adelaide. Previously he was Chief Executive of the Public Sector Performance Commission, where he worked principally on development of high performance cultures and systems in public sector agencies, effective leadership, and nurturing of collaborative modes of leadership and problem solving through cross-agency action teams.
Prior to this, Lance was Economic Adviser to the then Leader of the Opposition, Hon Mike Rann MP (1994-2002), and then became Premier Rann's Principal Policy Adviser (2002-2008). In this role he worked on major successful economic development projects (e.g. in defence and minerals and resources), and has worked closely with the Economic Development Board since its inception. Lance was a key designer and driver of South Australia's Strategic Plan.
Contact: Patrick Robinson
Director, Office of the Economic Development Board
Tel – +61 8 8303 2197
Fax – +61 8 8303 2404