Madeline Richardson

Madeline Richardson

Non-Executive Director; Member People, Remuneration & Nominations Committee

Madeline is a senior executive in the South Australian public service. She holds a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Laws and is a leader in policy design, engagement and delivery.

Madeline is the Executive Director, Skills and Workforce Capability within the Department for Innovation and Skills where she is focussed on skilling South Australians to succeed. This includes increased participation through apprentice and trainee pathways, focus on a responsive training system and strengthening industry’s voice in skills and workforce development.

Prior to this role, Madeline led the Delivery and Engagement Division in the Department of State Development supporting industry and business growth and major economic projects.

In her role as Chief Executive of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission Consultation and Response Agency, Madeline and her team delivered the largest engagement program in South Australia’s history involving over 50,000 people. The Aboriginal engagement program was awarded the 2017 Project of the Year by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2).

Madeline has also held a wide range of senior leadership positions across the public sector, with experience in portfolios such as health, industrial relations and within the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
When not at work, Madeline loves to tackle the hills of Adelaide on her road bike and spend time with her partner and their dogs.