Nigel McBride is Chief Executive of 'Business SA' (South Australian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry) the State’s peak business and employer group.
Nigel is a board member of WorkCover SA, the SA Training and Skills Commission and the National Business Action Fund as well as a State Councillor for CEDA. He is a member of the SA ‘Chiefs for Gender Equity’ group and a graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Before taking on the role at Business SA, Nigel was the immediate past Chief Executive and Managing Partner of one of South Australia’s leading professional services firms for 12 years.
He is also a past Chairman of 'Advantage Adelaide' (formerly ‘SA Great’, now ‘Brand South Australia’) and was a board member for a total of 8 years. Former board positions include the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Cancer Council SA.
Nigekl has operated at top levels of business and government and often provides input to other CEOs on key strategic issues. He is a sought after speaker on business strategy, leadership and risk management.
Before private practice and leadership roles in Minter Ellison in Perth and then Adelaide/Darwin, Nigel was the Director, Legal Administration of the Health Department Western Australia, managing a large team with a wide range of responsibilities - from running the State's largest legislative development program to dealing with legal, policy, compliance, industrial relations and risk issues across one of the State's biggest and most complex industries.