Executive Assistant Series

Executive Assistants are at the core of the public service. Critical to this role is an engaged and capable cohort, who are strengthened through diversity and experience. This is achieved through learning, providing support and the exchange of ideas through innovative and adaptive networking. 

The Executive Assistant (EA) Series is designed to provide a variety of opportunities for EAs, including: 

- providing support to individuals;
- recognising individuals skill sets and learning and development needs;
- developing individuals new skill sets; and 
- sharing of information through networking opportunities. 

The EA Series is a great opportunity for EAs across the public and private sector to come together and share experiences and ideas, and build on capability and networks. EA Series events are held during business hours as an information session or panel discussion.

Executive Assistant Committee

To oversee the EA Series an Executive Assistant Committee was formed in May 2016, and currently comprises the following members:

  • Fiona Hess | Department of Home Affairs (Chair)
  • Esther Hunter | Attorney-General's Department
  • Jeni Irving | Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Sarah Kalleske | ACT Government
  • Linda McLennan | Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Kathryn Molloy | Department of Human Services
  • Fay Prowse |  ACT Government
  • Sarah Purdue | Hays Recruitment 
  • Liz Walters | Department of Veterans' Affairs

If you would like further information about the EA Series please contact Fiona Hess, Committee Chair, via email here.


Contact IPAA

ABN: 24 656 727 375
Phone: (02) 6154 9800
Unit 4A, 16 National Circuit,
Barton ACT 2600

Postal Address

PO Box 4349
Kingston ACT 2604

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