"Why be a public servant?"

The challenges of contemporary public service.

In a complex, challenging environment - with increasing expectations from governments and community - we explore a fundamental question for the public sector: "Why be a public servant?" Looking at the purpose, impact, rewards and challenges of contemporary public service, we will hear from IPAA ACT Councillors on the pressures of an ‘always-on’ environment, the role of stewardship, ethical decision making and the hollowing and building of capability.

A not-to-be-missed honest and robust exploration of "Why Be a Public Servant?"


Harinder Sidhu (Guest)
Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Patrick Hetherington (Guest)
Chief Operating Officer
Department of Social Services
IPAA ACT Councillor

Dr Damian West (Guest)
Deputy Director-General, Workforce Capability and Governance
ACT Government
IPAA ACT Councillor

Cath Ingram FIPAA (Host)
Partner and Chairman
IPAA ACT Board Member and Councillor

Event Details

Event Date Tuesday 24 May 2022
Formalities 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM AEST
Networking 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM AEST
Members Price $30
Non-Members Price $60
Venue Rydges Capital Hill Canberra
All prices are in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive
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