City of Unley, City of Prospect & State Government: COVID-19 & Business
City of Prospect and City of Unley have collaborated to present an overview of the State Government’s business response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
To help SMEs navigate this unprecedented time, this webinar will deliver the following information:
- An overview of how the State Government is responding
- Business and Landlord – Code of Conduct
- What stimulus and support is available from governments and other support networks?
We are delighted to be joined by:
- John Chapman, Small Business Commissioner
- Mayor David O’Loughlin, City of Prospect
- Mayor Michael Hewitson, City of Unley
- CEO Nigel McBride, City of Prospect
- CEO Peter Tsokas, City of Unley
Join us for presentations from John Chapman, Small Business Commissioner; Mayor David O’Loughlin, City of Prospect; and Mayor Michael Hewitson, City of Unley. The webinar will then open up to questions from the audience.
Guest Speaker: John Chapman, Small Business Commissioner
John Chapman was first appointed Small Business Commissioner in 2014 and was reappointed for a further four years in 2017.
The role of Small Business Commissioner, under the Small Business Commissioner Act 2011, includes alternative dispute resolution for business disputes, providing information to small businesses and advocating on their behalf.
In addition, he is responsible for the administration of the, Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995, the Farm Debt Mediation Act 2018 and he also oversights the Building and Construction Security of Payment Act 2009. He has responsibilities under a number of other Acts including: the Fair Trading Act 1987, Late Payment of Government Debts (Interest) Act 2013, and the Local Government Act 1999.
He brings to the role extensive experience at senior executive level in public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He is an experienced board director and was an interim Director of TAFESA in 2018 and is a member of the Federal Government’s Small Business Advisory Group (2019). He is also a fellow and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He completed a Masters of Business Administration at the Adelaide University Graduate School of Business in 2004.
John was the Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Trade Association of South Australia for over eight years between 2005 and 2014 where he played the lead role in assisting members in the areas of advocacy at state and federal levels, industrial relations, industry information, and environmental education. He was responsible for the MTA’s Registered Training Organisation and Group Training Scheme which employed more than 550 apprentices and trainees.
Before joining the MTA, he was the General Manager – International Business at Business SA and held a number of executive positions with, Insurance Australia Group.
Format: Online Webinar via Zoom
Date: 30 April 2020
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