Ms Meredith Dickson has been appointed as the Chair of the Child Death and Serious Injury Review Committee.

Hon John Gardner MP, Minister for Education, announced the appointment of  Ms Dickson in Parliament. Her appointment commenced on 9 July 2018, for a two year term.

Ms Dickson is a Barrister who has worked in legal roles in South Australia for the past 27 years. She has a keen interest in the ways in which systems and services can impact the lives of children and families.

While welcoming Ms Dickson as an ‘exceptional candidate’ who ‘will fulfil this role with the level of dedication and high standards set by her predecessor…’, the Minister thanked the outgoing Chair, Ms Dymphna Eszenyi, for her 12 years of leadership in that role. He acknowledged her exceptional degree of dedication, and noted the ways in which she had contributed to the safety and wellbeing of children in South Australia.

The Committee and the Secretariat would also like to acknowledge the work of Ms Eszenyi, and the contribution she has made to building the Committee’s state-wide and national reputation.

The Committee and the Secretariat welcome Ms Dickson to this challenging role, and very much look forward to working with her.