Governance in Changing Democracy

Join IPAA and AICD for the Public Sector Governance Forum and Welcome Reception.

IPAA ACT is pleased to be partnering with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) to host a one-day conference on governance issues affecting the public sector in Australia. The theme will be 'Governance in Changing Democracy: Achieving Better Outcomes'. 

The conference will include a number of keynote addresses, panels and conversations, with discussions focusing on achieving better outcomes, decision-making, integrity in government, cooperation between jurisdictions, capability building in the public sector and the impact of public trust on the policy agenda.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear leading voices examine the latest issues and trends.

Dr Steven Kennedy PSM
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development  

Dr Stephanie Fahey 
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)

Kym Peake
Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria

Martin Bowles PSM
National Chief Executive Officer 
Calvary Health Care

Kathy Leigh
Head of Service
ACT Public Service

Jane Halton AO PSM
Independent Non-Executive Director
Australia and New Zealand Banking

Note: the conference program will include an optional welcome reception on the evening of Wednesday 28 August, with a wide-ranging discussion led by Kerry O'Brien. Attendance at the reception is included in the conference ticket price.

Kerry O'Brien
Walkley Award-winning journalist
Appears by arrangement of Binna Burra media

This event is held in partnership with the ACT Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). If you wish to claim AICD professional development points please ensure you select the AICD member option. 

Major Partner Corporate Partner Corporate Partner


Wednesday 28 August – Welcome Reception

  • 6.30pm - Registration and canapés
  • 7.00pm - Formalities commence
  • 8.00pm - Close

Thursday 29 August – Public Sector Governance Forum (full-day)

  • 8.00am - Registration 
  • 8.20am - Formalities commence
  • 4.15pm - Close

The full program for the forum can be found here.

Online bookings have now closed. Please contact IPAA here, if you wish to be added to the waitlist.

Event Details

Event Date Thursday 29 August 2019
Formalities 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM AEST
Members Price $695
Non-Members Price $795
Venue The Hyatt Hotel Canberra
Cost Ticket price includes welcome reception on evening of Wednesday 28 August, and full-day conference on Thursday 29 August.
All prices are in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive


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