The State Government has appointed former veteran Labor staffer and lawyer Lois Boswell as the new CE for the Department of Human Services.
In her role with the Labor government, Boswell worked as Deputy Chief Executive to the Premier and in the Department of Planning and Local Government.
Since 2016, she has been the Department of Human Services Deputy Chief Executive and served as Acting Chief Executive since March.
Premier Steven Marshall said through her time with the department Boswell had "demonstrated her steadfast commitment to her Department, the community services sector and South Australians, more recently, through her work navigating the coronavirus pandemic and earlier this year, leading bushfire recovery following the devastating fires in the Adelaide Hills and on Kangaroo Island".
Boswell is also a University of South Australia adjunct Professor.
Meanwhile, Mt Barker Mayor Ann Ferguson has been named on the SA Public Health Council.
Ferguson previously sat on a number of boards, including for the Regional Development Australia Kangaroo Island Adelaide Hills Fleurieu and the Police Credit Union.
Also in the public service, after two years, former Olympic Dam boss Jacqui McGill will step down as the TAFE SA Chair at the end of October. She will be replaced by Jo Denley.
Denley has been on the board for the past eight years. She served as Acting Chair in 2018, following a board overhaul.
According to her LinkedIn, Denley has been Director of Denley Management Consultancy since 2018.
The State Government also announced up to 2000 jobs could be created across five years with the establishment of the "Accenture Adelaide Hub".
Global consulting firm Accenture said it would strengthen the State's position as a global leader in high-tech through the development of National Security Operations and Cyber Depence capabilities and new Advanced Technology Centres of Excellence.
Premier Steven Marshall said the firm’s investment in SA could inject $1 billion into the local economy.
Accenture's recruitment kicks off today.