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RA Industry lunch | Jon Whelan | 2023 (ADL)

Event description

Join us at our upcoming Adelaide Industry lunch, to hear from Jon Whelan, Chief Executive, Department for Infrastructure and Transport. Jon is currently overseeing the largest transport infrastructure pipeline in South Australia’s history and has considerable state-wide experience across road safety, planning, procurement, contracting and transport management.

This event presents a chance to hear public sector priorities and to further explore the opportunities for industry growth in both metropolitan and regional South Australia, while also discussing the procurement challenges and opportunities associated with delivering major public infrastructure.

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Jon Whelan
Chief Executive
Department for Infrastructure and Transport

Jon Whelan is the Chief Executive for the Department for Infrastructure and Transport with over 35 years of extensive experience with the Department. He is passionate and committed to serving South Australians through the provision of valuable social and economic infrastructure, and service delivery.

His diverse responsibilities include setting strategy and policy, implementing programs, projects, initiatives, service delivery, and driving improved performance.

Jon is Rail Commissioner and Commissioner of Highways, with responsibility for ensuring well-connected and customer focused services are delivered safely, efficiently, and sustainably, and our road network is improved and maintained.

The Department is responsible for the delivery of $7.8 billion investment in transport infrastructure and $5.5 billion for social infrastructure projects, over four years.

Jon is committed to fostering collaborative relationships with industry and key stakeholders and ensuring as many South Australian businesses as possible can be involved in State Government infrastructure projects.

Dress code: Business attire

Dietaries: Please inform of any dietary requirements 2 weeks prior to the event

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