Madeleine is a senior, high performing communications and engagement specialist with a demonstrated record of delivering high quality outcomes in both the private and public sector. She has strong senior leadership experience in highly complex, politically sensitive, customer focused organisations including the South Australian Government, Coles Myer, Westfield and Flight Centre.
Most recently as the Director, Communications for the South Australian Government’s Nuclear Consultation Agency, Madeleine spearheaded the state’s largest every state-wide consultation program, which successfully garnered feedback from over 50,000 South Australians. Prior to that, during her time at Defence SA, Madeleine was a key contributor to South Australia capturing the $50 billion Future Submarine Program and $40 billion Frigate Program – which will be transformational for the state’s economy and advanced manufacturing sector.
Co-Presenters: Sarah Zanker
Decision making is often simple, right? Human beings have evolved significantly over time, and we are now at a point where we are able to make decisions regularly, and many very quickly. But how do human beings respond when asked questions that are incredibly complex, controversial and evoke a strong emotional response?
In 2016, Colmar Brunton had a central role in supporting the Government of South Australia, to ask all South Australians the highly controversial question…“Should South Australia manage, store and dispose of high level international nuclear waste?”
Sarah Zanker (Colmar Brunton) and Madeleine Davis (SA Government) will walk you through the approach, challenges, and big picture questions that arose as a result of South Australia’s largest community consultation ever. Conference attendees will also be privy to a unique insight into a client’s perspective on how the research assisted their decision making, and an insight into the importance of research and community engagement in Government decision making.