Governance in Changing Democracy

Join the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) ACT division for the Public Sector Governance Forum and Welcome Reception.

IPAA ACT is pleased to be partnering with AICD to deliver a discussion forum on governance issues affecting the public sector in Australia. The theme is “Governance in Changing Democracy: Achieving Better Outcomes”.   

To kick off this year’s forum, a networking welcome reception with guest speaker, Kerry O’Brien, will be held on the evening of Wednesday 28 August. Then on Thursday 29 August, join us at the forum where our line-up of experts will explore the evolving public sector governance landscape.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and hear leading voices examine the latest issues and trends, including the impact of low public trust on policy agenda and execution both locally and globally, and how the Australian public sector is working to win back trust and build the capabilities and cooperation required to take it forward. Dr Steven Kennedy, Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, our opening Keynote Speaker will provide his perspective on the current issues.

We’ll also hear a chatham house rule Tale from the Public Sector Battlefield where Jane Halton AO PSM FAICD will share her frank leadership and governance insights.

At a time when community trust in government is at an all-time low, this forum will focus on governance in the public sector and government entities with sessions covering:

  • Public Sector decision making on a world stage
  • Trust and Integrity in government 
  • Co-operation between Australian governments 
  • Governance capability building

Dr Steven Kennedy PSM (Keynote Speaker on 29 August)
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development  

Kym Peake (Panellist - Co-operation between Australian Governments)
Department of Health and Human Services Victoria

Dr Stephanie Fahey (Panellist - Decision making on a world stage)

Jane Halton AO PSM (Keynote Speaker 29 August)
Independent Non-Executive Director
Australia and New Zealand Banking

Kerry O'Brien (Keynote Speaker on 28 August)
Australian Journalist

If you wish to claim AICD professional development points please ensure you select the AICD member option. 

Event Properties

Event Date Wednesday 28 August 2019 to Thursday 29 August 2019
Event Time 6:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Members Price $695
Non-Members Price $795
Venue The Hyatt Hotel Canberra
All prices are in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive
Register Here