Gail Fairlamb


Department of the Premier and Cabinet

As Director of Strategic Engagement in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Gail leads the State Government’s open innovation program. Gail is responsible delivering the Open State festival – a key initiative of the Reforming Democracy policy.

Gail works with a team of experienced professionals focused on designing creative new ways of working like open innovation challenges, hackathons and deliberative engagement processes. Gail has led the way in bringing participatory budgeting to South Australia, through initiatives like Fund My Neighbourhood and Fund My Community.

Gail and her team have created new channels to bring the community into government decision-making with community including the YourSAy site, where over 67,000 people have signed up to engage with government.