Watch the Showcase 7 videos

At Showcase 7 on February 24, 2016, more than 400 people heard from a range of speakers including keynote speaker Harvard Professor Mark Moore - one of the world’s leading figures in public management and leadership. Watch all the videos from the Showcase below.

Gail Fairlamb Director of Strategic Engagement, Department of the Premier and Cabinet.  
Gail Fairlamb leads the whole of government public participation work – engaging citizens, non-profits and business to find new ideas to solve specific challenges. Gail is interested in innovation in government and better democracy, in particular, open government – where traditional models and processes are challenged by opening up to communities. Gail has worked in Australia and overseas in private enterprise and in her own business, publishing and the media, the arts and for the past ten years in state government.


Madeline Richardson was appointed Executive Director, Implementation and Public Value in early 2016.  This new department supports the delivery of government priorities and commitments and leads best practice engagement ensuring that public value is reflected in policy and decision making. This includes initiatives under the Government’s Reforming Democracy policy.

Madeline is experienced in leading whole of government reforms to address state-wide challenges and developing strategy to generate and unlock economic activity. Prior to this appointment Madeline was responsible for policy across the economic, environment, resources and cultural development portfolios within Cabinet Office. Madeline has also held roles within SafeWork SA, mental health policy and intergovernmental relations.


Professor Mark Moore’s work on defining Public Value and differentiating it from private or shareholder value has been one of the most important concepts of the past 20 years. Professor Mark Moore is the Hauser Professor of Nonprofit Organizations and was the Founding Chairman of the Kennedy School's Committee on Executive Programs, serving in that role for over a decade. From 1979-2004, he was the Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy and Management, and Faculty Chairman of the Program Criminal Justice Policy and Management at the Kennedy School.

A seminal figure in the field of public management, Mark Moore has pioneered research on the way leaders of public organisations can engage communities in supporting and legitimising their work. Moore holds a B.A. from Yale University (Summa Cum Laude and Honors with Exceptional Distinction in Political Science and Economics), and an M.P.P. and Ph.D. from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.


Ruth Ambler Executive Director, Cabinet Office, appointed April 2015. 
Ruth Ambler has been in the SA Public Service for approximately 15 years; most of those at Executive level.  Ruth is a proud public servant and is passionate about delivering public value in all its diverse forms. Ruth started her public sector career in human services policy, and has worked in a range of Departments, including the SA Dental Service, where she was General Manager, and the Courts Administration Authority, where she was the Director of Court Services (responsible for the Magistrates, Coroners and Youth Courts).  Prior to working in Government Ruth worked for Oxfam for 10 years, and briefly for UniSA.


Erma Ranieri Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, Office for the Public Sector, appointed July 2014.  
Erma Ranieri holds a statutory role under the Public Sector Act 2009. The Act outlines principles and guidelines to improve and uphold public sector performance – it is the Commissioner’s role to bring these to life across government. She was named 2014 Telstra Business Woman of the Year and SA Winner of the Telstra Community and Government Award for her role in leading transformational change throughout the public sector. Erma currently oversees the Office for the Public Sector. The Office is responsible for a number of sector-wide reform programs.


Panel session

After the presentations, the speakers were available for a panel session where audience members could ask their questions online.

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