Tanya Monro amongst six new appointees to SA economic board

Tanya Monro

Prof Tanya Monro has been appointed as a member of the South Australian Economic Development Board (EDB). The Board is made up of business, industry and community leaders, with experience and knowledge across a broad range of areas.

The purpose of the Board is to maximise the value of emerging economic opportunities for South Australia, so that South Australia is recognised as the most competitive place in Australia in which to invest and grow a business. The board helps to shape the governments policy agenda in wide range of areas including resources sector, regional development, inward investment, promoting South Australia, infrastructure investment and creating a competitive business environment.

The Board chairman Mr Raymond Spencer and Premier Jay Weatherill have decided on a new structure for the EDB, establishing 4 sub-committees. The sub-committees will focus on investments, jobs, innovation and promotion. Tanya will lead the Science, Innovation and Commercialisation sub-committee. “I want to create links between industry and our research capacity. I’d like to help more start-ups develop and attract more companies here” said Tanya.

Other new appointees include former Liberal Premier Rob Kerin, former chief-of-staff to Paul Keating and Australian Ambassador to the US, Don Russell, member of JP Morgan’s advisory council, David Garrard, vice-chancellor of the University of South Australia, Professor David Lloyd and lawyer and Renew Adelaide general manager, Lily Jacobs.

The new members replace those of the 12-person board who have retired or whose contracts have expired.

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Posted on May 20, 2014, in IPASnews, Media and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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