Nick Reade

Our Chief Executive leads our department as we support the Premier and Cabinet to deliver on the government's vision for South Australia.

Nick Reade commenced as Chief Executive of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in February 2021.

His focus is on collaboration across government, the community and the private sector, growing the economy, innovation, and making it easier for people to do business with government.

A proud and passionate South Australian, Nick has a breadth of experience in South Australia’s business community, having served as CEO of BankSA and State General Manager for South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory for Westpac.

His career in financial services spans 30 years, during which Nick has held responsibility for small business banking nationally and built a strong track record in digital transformation, driving growth and innovation.

Nick is an alumnus of the University of South Australia and INSEAD in Paris.