47 episodes

Adelaide Connected is a podcast series aimed at giving insight into people who have lived abroad and why they have chosen Adelaide as home to live and work. Season three hosts include Naomi Marsh and Ali Chatburn who speak with professionals from various industries who are now based in Adelaide, South Australia. We hear about why they chose to move to Adelaide, how important networking is, how we attract key talent, and how our state fares on a global scale.

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Adelaide Connected is a podcast series aimed at giving insight into people who have lived abroad and why they have chosen Adelaide as home to live and work. Season three hosts include Naomi Marsh and Ali Chatburn who speak with professionals from various industries who are now based in Adelaide, South Australia. We hear about why they chose to move to Adelaide, how important networking is, how we attract key talent, and how our state fares on a global scale.

    Gemma Nelson, Director of Sales - Conference & Events, SkyCity Adelaide

    Gemma Nelson, Director of Sales - Conference & Events, SkyCity Adelaide

    Gemma Nelson originally came to South Australia as a backpacker and loved it so much, she ended up staying! 15 years later, Gemma and her young family live in the Adelaide Hills, enjoying the country lifestyle while being within easy reach of the city and beach. With a background in strategic sales, marketing and business development, Gemma has a real passion for developing South Australia as an outstanding tourism and events destination. We chat to her about what she loves about Adelaide, what she thinks should be improved and her favourite places to eat, drink and explore.

    • 24 min
    Professor Ryan Williams, Director of the Australian Centre for Business Growth

    Professor Ryan Williams, Director of the Australian Centre for Business Growth

    While most people choose to relocate to a new city for work, family or lifestyle reasons, it was a Rundle Mall busker that prompted Ryan Williams and his family to call Adelaide home.

    Originally from South Africa, Ryan is what we call an 'Arrow' having relocated to Adelaide in 2021. He is an international business executive, strategist, and entrepreneur with two decades of experience in business growth, scaling companies, and managing change across a broad spectrum of start-ups, small and medium companies, and large corporate enterprises.


    We chat to Ryan about what he loves about living in Adelaide, including South Australia's business advantages, our great live music scene and beautiful golf courses, as well as his role as Director of the Australian Centre for Business Growth and Playford Chair at the University of South Australia.

    • 29 min
    Krystina Hudson, Superintendent Surface Logistics, BHP

    Krystina Hudson, Superintendent Surface Logistics, BHP

    Ever since Krystina Hudson made the move to Adelaide she has felt right at home. Originally from the Pilbara in Western Australia, Krystina started as a Trainee at BHP in WA before transferring to SA to further her career and broaden her mining experience. She has quickly moved up the ranks and is now the Surface Logistics Supervisor for BHP, responsible for the movement of copper and other minerals from Olympic Dam to the global market. Krystina chats to us about what it's like working in the mining industry, what she loves about living in Adelaide, her passion for volunteering for major events including the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and her very unique way of using Paddle-Pop sticks to experience the best of Adelaide, South Australia.

    • 33 min
    Patrick Clifton, Chief Operating Officer of the Adelaide 'Crows' Football Club

    Patrick Clifton, Chief Operating Officer of the Adelaide 'Crows' Football Club

    Patrick Clifton is a born and raised 'Adelaidean' who has had an exciting career to-date, including working in Melbourne with the AFL and in New York City with the NBA. In 2023 Patrick made the decision to return to Adelaide and is now the Chief Operating Officer of the Adelaide 'Crows' Football Club where he leads the clubs finance, facilities, IT, legal, governance and risk functions. We chat to Patrick about his experience working for the AFL and the NBA, what propelled his decision to return to Adelaide, the impact Adelaide Oval has had on the CBD and what he loves about being back in Adelaide including the beach, the hills, Adelaide's events calendar and our great wine and dining scene.

    • 28 min
    Sanj de Silva, Director Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, ResourceCo

    Sanj de Silva, Director Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, ResourceCo

    Sanj de Silva has had an interesting and varied career to-date including as the Principal News Anchor for MTV News in Sri Lanka and senior roles with British American Tobacco and Standard Chartered Bank in the UK. At the end of 2019, Sanj and her family made a spontaneous decision to move to South Australia, attracted by Adelaide's convenience, family-friendly culture and vibrancy. Sanj is now the Director of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability with ResourceCo and we chat to her about her passion for sustainability, what she loves about Adelaide, including our famous food and wine, and how she and her family have settled in to their new home.

    • 41 min
    Joseph John, Senior Economic Development Advisor, City of Salisbury

    Joseph John, Senior Economic Development Advisor, City of Salisbury

    Joseph John is Senior Economic Development Advisor at the City of Salisbury and is what we term an 'arrow', having recently moved to Adelaide with his wife and young family. Joseph is originally from India and has spent time working in New Zealand and the UK, including as an Associate for Goldman Sachs and as Director for the British High Commission, India. He chats to us about his reasons for moving to Adelaide, how his family navigated the migration and Visa process, how his children are settling in and what he enjoys about his new hometown, including his favourite Biryani and his new love of Vegemite!

    • 31 min

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