Our Executive Team

We are led by an experienced Executive Team.

Our CEO is highly-regarded South Australian businessman Andrew Kay.

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Andrew Kay

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Kay brings to Business SA his experience on both sides of the board room table.

His insights include strategy, vision, finance, risk and governance, marketing, sales, and OHS. He is also experienced at the Director level with appointments with the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium, Centennial Park Authority, Winemakers’ Federation of Australia, and the Grape and Wine Research Development Corporation.

Andrew has worked across various sectors, including finance, dairy, fast-moving consumer goods and most recently in the wine sector. As someone who has worked extensively overseas, he has always been impressed with South Australia’s ability to punch above its weight.

Coming to Business SA after many years with Wirra Wirra, Andrew looks forward to giving something back to other businesses to help them achieve their goals and aspirations, whether small or on a grand scale.

Jenny Briggs

Executive Director, Employer Solutions and Programs

Jenny has led the Employer Solutions and Programs team at Business SA since 2015. The team delivers a range of consulting, advisory and training services, capability building programs and products.

Her commercial experience includes leadership roles in private and NFP sectors across multiple industries. Jenny has over 20 years experience in tendering, execution, governance and management of Federal, State and Local Government contracts.

Jenny derives great enjoyment from working with teams to develop programs, products and services to drive commercial outcomes for clients, and providing high quality consulting and advisory services enabling compliance and growth strategies for early-stage and established businesses.

With an extensive background in learning and development, across a variety of roles, Jenny has comprehensive knowledge of learning methodology, performance management and competency frameworks, strategic and leadership development initiatives, and development and execution of client, competency based and industry specific training and development programs.

Jenny is a keen advocate for capability building and a better skilled South Australia and passionate about working with business and industry to enable success via people led initiatives and workplace education. She is a huge fan of action and experiential learning, behavioural change programs and use of competency frameworks to support workforce development.

Sean Pearce

Chief Financial Officer

Sean has 15+ years experience in financial roles, including stints in major brands, KPMG, Elders, Thomas Foods and La Casa Del Formaggio. He is experienced in strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, statutory reporting, project management, process improvement, systems planning and capital management.

Sean has led or participated in a wide variety of enterprise projects centred around sales, incentives, infrastructure, people and performance. He is passionate about technology and the positive impact it can deliver in customer experience, innovation and efficiencies.

Clayton Wehner

General Manager, Information Technology and Member Experience

Clayton has spent the last 20 years of his career working in digital transformation and marketing roles for a host of different organisations, including Defence Force Recruiting, the City of Adelaide, Rundle Mall, Public Libraries of SA, People’s Choice Credit Union and the Adelaide Economic Development Agency.

Clayton's areas of expertise are marketing and communications; leadership and management; digital strategy development and implementation; digital transformation; website development; online marketing; digital analytics; eCommerce; Customer Experience/User Experience (CX/UX); search engine optimisation (SEO) and marketing (SEM); and project management.

Clayton has a Masters in Management, a BA(Hons) and an MBA; he is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course; a PRINCE2 practitioner; and a distinguished graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and Royal Military College, Duntroon.

Early in his career, Clayton served for 12 years in the Australian Army as a commissioned officer in the Australian Intelligence Corps. He served in East Timor with the United Nations as a linguist and military assistant to the UN commander on the Indonesia-East Timor border. After military service, Clayton worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Clayton has founded, operated and sold three internet businesses during the course of his career: an online hotel booking service, an online jobs board, and popular Australian online bookstore, Boomerang Books. He also consults and delivers training about digital strategy, digital transformation and digital marketing.

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