Current Opportunities

Chief Executive

Full Time

Report to the Premier

Drive the Growth Agenda

Provide high level advice to the Minister


Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) supports South Australia’s primary industries to grow and it’s regions to thrive. With over 900 employees across South Australia, PIRSA supports the regions and primary producers by strengthening the links between industry and government whilst they undertake core research and education objectives and ensure successful monitoring and compliance in biosecurity, fisheries and aquaculture management.

The role of the Chief Executive provides an opportunity for an astute business leader with exceptional stakeholder management experience to lead the states strategy and vision through PIRSA and manage the day to day operational administration of the agency to ensure the delivery of the primary industries and regions objectives.

The Chief Executive will achieve the priorities of the agency through collaborative partnerships with industry and state government peers and provide strategic advice across the wider portfolio of primary industries including agriculture, wine, horticulture, food, fisheries and forestry. Driving innovation and world leading research will be a critical component of this position and investment in applied science to support the growth of the primary industries and regional opportunities. The Chief Executive will be appropriately qualified with a passion for South Australia coupled with a strong alignment with Primary Industry and Regions.

For all enquiries and to obtain a copy of the Executive Candidate Brief, please phone Alison Surjan, Director Executive Recruitment at HM Executive on 0411 242 670. Applications should be received via or sent directly to

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