Mid-year political update

Mid-year political update

Jun 19
CEDA welcomes two of the most astute political advisors in the state, Barton Deakin Managing Director SA, Andrew Coombe and Hawker Britton Director SA, Stephen Halliday, to dissect the local political landscape, after nearly one hundred days of the new Marshall Government.


Stephen Halliday, Director, Hawker Britton (SA)
Andrew Coombe, Managing Director SA, Barton Deakin

Event overview

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speakers

Stephen Halliday
Director, Hawker Britton (SA)

Stephen Halliday brings more than 30 years experience in the politics, government and media in South Australia to the position of Director of Hawker Britton (SA). Stephen was Chief of Staff to Mike Rann as both Premier and Opposition Leader (1994-2004) with key involvement in peak decision making on parliamentary, policy and political management. He had strategic involvement in the 1997 and 2002 State election campaigns. He has also served as Media Adviser to South Australian Governments and Oppositions and prior to this worked as the Secretary of the Australian Journalists Association and President of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance after a career as a journalist in TV and radio in Adelaide.

Andrew Coombe
Managing Director SA, Barton Deakin

Andrew is an experienced political operative who has worked at both Federal and State levels. Andrew was born in Adelaide and like many explored the country and the world before returning to Adelaide in 2002 to take up the role as News Director at Channel Seven news. Andrew worked for senior Howard Government Minister Andrew Robb before turning to state politics in 2010. Andrew was Chief of Staff to the Opposition Leader before working with Telstra Corporate Affairs. Most recently he was the Director of Policy and Strategy to the former Opposition Leader, now SA Premier, Steven Marshall. Andrew has a thorough understanding of the workings of the South Australia Government and its relationship with the community, stakeholders and the media. He is widely regarded for his understanding of the processes and structures of modern political offices.

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