Adam Reid, Chief Executive
Department for Industry, Innovation and Science
Adam is the Chief Executive of the Department for Industry, Innovation and Science, responsible for supporting sustainable economic growth through research and innovation, technology development, industry and business growth, manufacturing capability and skilled and business migration.
Adam brings over 20 years of experience in the South Australian public sector in industry, science and innovation policy and program delivery.
Prior to becoming the Chief Executive, Adam was the Executive Director of the Innovation and Science division within the Department for Innovation and Skills, responsible for developing and supporting the state’s innovation system to drive economic growth.
Previously Adam held executive positions within the Department of State Development and Department of Trade and Economic Development, where he led industry development policy and strategy implementation, small business and investment management. In his previous roles Adam led the development of the South Australia’s manufacturing strategy, the purchase and planning of the Tonsley Innovation District, investments in strategic research infrastructure and capabilities and the transition of the state’s automotive supply chain.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide.
Executive Director, Innovation and Science
Andrew is the Executive Director, Innovation and Science, responsible for developing and supporting the state’s innovation system in partnership with other parts of government, research organisations, industry and business. This includes responsibility for the Office of the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur and the Office of the South Australian Chief Scientist. The group is focused on supporting sustainable economic growth by:
- increasing South Australia’s global standing in science and research
- encouraging commercialisation of research through industry, research and government collaboration
- supporting entrepreneurs, start-ups and small business and attracting early stage and venture capital, and
- developing and supporting our creative industries.
Executive Director, Industry and Workforce Capability
Callan is the Executive Director, Industry and Workforce Capability, responsible for supporting sustainable economic growth through industry development, technology adoption and workforce strategies. With over 20 years' experience in leadership roles in both public and private sector, Callan has developed in-depth knowledge and expertise in modern manufacturing, local and national training and education systems, workforce planning and public sector policy and delivery.
Prior to being Executive Director, Callan held senior roles delivering systemic reform, key partnerships with industry and complex projects and strategies of state and national importance. Callan holds a Graduate Certificate of Leadership from Deakin University along with tertiary qualifications in project management, human resources, training and career development.