Department of State Development

Mr Ian Nightingale is South Australia’s first Industry Participation Advocate.

Ian Nightingale, Industry Participation AdvocateSince taking on the role in 2013, he has become aware how important public procurement can be as a mechanism to deliver the Government’s broader economic and social objectives.

Ian’s role and that of his office is to be a catalyst for change with reform recommendations that benefit the State’s economy and small business, including through new policies to deliver more value for the State from government tendering.

Through the Industry Participation Policy, Ian has established a strong platform to ensure local businesses can make the most of opportunities from the $3.8 billion in State Government contracts awarded annually and through building and construction projects in South Australia.

Ian has years of experience running small businesses in metropolitan and regional South Australia and has applied the insights gained from running his own businesses to influence policy outcomes within Government.

Ian enjoys meeting many talented, innovative and enthusiastic South Australian business people and sees this continued engagement as a fundamental part of his role.


Advocacy Framework
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Nine principles to ensure maximum local participation
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Update from the Industry Participation Advocate
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Contact the Industry Participation Advocate

Ian Nightingale
Phone 8226 8956