UniSA's Great Debate

South Australia is a great place to do business?

The Great Debate is an annual Business School event providing an opportunity to connect with alumni and industry partners. The content of the debate stems from topical issues and allows all guests to network in an entertaining and engaging forum.

This event has been incorporated into the Advancing Business program of events which supports the Business School's involvement in achieving the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

This event was held on 26 September 2013.
The Great Debate will be hosted again in 2014.

View this year's panel

South Australia Is A Great Place To Do Business?


Thursday 26 September 


Bradley Forum, Level 5 Hawke Building,
City West campus - see map 


7.15am - 9.00am 




*To ensure that the Great Debate is accessible to all alumni it has remained a free event for 2013 and will support the fundraising efforts for Catherine House with collection points available on the day if participants wish to make a donation (cash only) for attending the event. 


Registrations have now closed for this event.

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Catherine House

At the 2012 debate many attendees expressed an interest to 'give back' and contribute in a meaningful way.

For 2013 the Business School has nominated Catherine House as its annual charity and will donate the event registration fees from the Advancing Business events to the Sagarmatha program which is aimed at educating women out of homelessness.



Alumni merchandise

At the 2012 event, alumni were interested in purchasing the Business School Alumni coffee mugs. There will be a limited supply available for sale at the Great Debate. The proceeds of the mug sales will also be donated to Catherine House. Each mug will be $10 (cash only).We look forward to seeing you at the 2013 Great Debate. 


Our 2013 Panel



Dr Jana Matthews  

Dr Jana Matthews
Managing Director at ANZ Innovyz START

view biography (157kb - PDF)



Nigel McBride  

Nigel McBride
Chief Executive at Business SA

view biography (11kb - PDF)



Rodney Harrex  

Rodney Harrex
Chief Executive at the South Australian Tourism Commission

view biography (19kb - PDF)



Tracy Gornall  

Tracy Gornall
Director of Valuations at Jones Lang LaSalle
South Australian President of the Australian Property Institute

view biography (116kb - PDF)



John White  

John White
Barrister at Mitchell Chambers
President of the Law Society of South Australia

view biography (30kb - PDF)



Robert Godden  

Robert Godden
Director of HR, Culture & Employer Branding at Enovasia

view biography (91kb - PDF)




Our Adjudicator





Professor Rick Sarre  

Professor Rick Sarre
Professor of Law at UniSA

view biography


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