Evolving Tasmania's State Service

Evolving Tasmania's State Service

Jun 30
In 2019, the Premier announced a Review of the Tasmanian State Service (TSS) to be led by Dr Ian Watt AC. The review will ensure the TSS is fit-for-purpose for Tasmania today and into the future.
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Dr Ian Watt AC, Independent Reviewer, Review of the Tasmanian State Service

Event Overview

In 2019, the Premier announced a Review of the Tasmanian State Service (TSS) to be led by Dr Ian Watt AC. The review will ensure the TSS is fit-for-purpose for Tasmania today and into the future and has been especially timely given the onset of COVID-19 which has highlighted challenges around resilience, agility and technology. In its wide-ranging recommendations, the report will address strategic, operational, cultural and technological changes to the service.

This invitation-only roundtable offers attendees the opportunity to hear from Ian following completion of his review and ahead of the release of his final report. Conducted under Chatham House Rule, the session will enable frank and open debate about the report’s recommendations and the implications, opportunities and challenges around their implementation.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.


Meet the speaker

Dr Ian Watt AC
Independent Reviewer, Review of the Tasmanian State Service

Ian is a member of CEDA’s Board of Directors and Chairman of BAE Systems Australia. He also serves on the Boards of Citigroup, Smartgroup Corporation, the Grattan Institute (University of Melbourne), and O’Connell Street Associates, and is a Member of the Male Champions of Change. Ian is also Chair of the National Innovation and Science Agenda Implementation Committee, Chair of the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships, and Chair of the Advisory Council of the SMART Infrastructure Facility at the University of Wollongong.

Meet the host

David Harradine
Partner, Enterprise Advisory, KPMG

David is the lead Partner for KPMG’s Enterprise Management Consulting Practice in Tasmania. He brings over 15 years’ experience in professional advisory services and a further five years as a senior executive with an ASX-listed bank. With broad-ranging experience as a board director, chair of boards and board audit and risk committees, David brings a wide perspective on contemporary organisational governance, strategy and risk management within the private and public sectors.

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