IPAA ACT President

IPAA ACT is governed by an elected Council of twenty members, including a current departmental Secretary as President. Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM took up the position of President on 9 June 2016.


 Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM
 Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy
 President, IPAA ACT

 

Past Presidents

IPAA ACT thanks our past presidents for their leadership and dedication in promoting excellence and professionalism in public administration.


 Glenys Beauchamp PSM FIPAA
 Secretary of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
 Immediate Past President, 2013-2016

 


 Andrew Metcalfe AO
 former Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
 President, 2010-2013

 


 Ian McPhee AO PSM FIPAA
 former Auditor-General for Australia
 President, 2008-2010




 Lisa Paul AO PSM FIPAA
 
former Secretary of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
 President, 2006-2008

 

Former Presidents (2006 and prior)

IPAA ACT has a rich heritage, dating back to the 1950's when the organisation was originally formed. Presidents have included Sir John Crawford for the period 1955-1957, after whom the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy was named. From the mid 1990's onwards, it has been convention to have a Secretary occupy the position of President.

Michael Taylor AO 2004-2006 – Secretary, Department of Transport and Regional Services
Robert Cornall AO 2002-2004 – Secretary, Attorney-General’s Department
Ken Matthews AO 2000-2002 – Secretary, Department of Transport and Regional Services
Andrew Podger AO 1998-2000 – Secretary, Department of Health and Aged Care
Dr Alan Hawke AC 1996-1998 – Secretary, Department of Transport and Regional Services
Lionel Woodward AO 1994-1996 – CEO, Australian Customs Service
Pam O’Neil 1992-1994 – Former Sex Discrimination Commissioner
John Taylor AO 1990-1992 – Auditor-General, Australian National Audit Office
David Shand 1989-1990 – First Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance
Dr Claire Clark 1987-1989 – organisation unknown, discovery continuing (click here if you know more)
Norman Fisher AO 1985-1987 – Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Board
Dr Roy Cameron 1983-1984 – Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Philip Flood AO 1981-1983 – Chief Executive for Special Trade Negotiations
Justice Rae Else-Mitchell 1979-1981 – Chairman, Legal Aid Commission ACT
Professor Lindsay Curtis AO 1976-1978 – Deputy Secretary, Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department
Don Steele Craik 1975-1977 – Auditor-General of Australia
Dr Roger Wettenhall 1973-1975 – Canberra College of Advanced Education
Walter Ives 1971-1973 – Secretary, Department of Primary Industry
Sir Peter Heydon 1969-1970 – Secretary, Department of Immigration
E E Crichton 1967-1969 – Commonwealth Public Service Board
G E Pettit 1965-1967 – organisation unknown, discovery continuing (click here if you know more)
Robert Hyslop 1963-1965 – Assistant Secretary, Department of Defence (Naval and Personnel)
Professor Robert Parker 1961-1963 – Head of Political Science, ANU
F L McCay 1959-1961 – organisation unknown, discovery continuing (click here if you know more)
Professor Fin Crisp 1957-1959 - Head of Political Science, ANU
J G Crawford 1955-1957 – Secretary, Department of Commerce and Agriculture
W E Dunk 1953-1954 – Chairman, Commonwealth Public Service Board

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