2023 EA Series Finale: Micro masterclass

Join us for the finale event of our EA series!

Are you keen to learn directly from leading executive assistants? Join us for this unique experience! 

Our 2023 EA Series finale will offer you multiple mini-masterclasses, each hosted by an expert of your choice. This is your chance to seek advice from experts and network with your fellow EAs in intimate sessions. We'll be covering:

  • EA/EO relationships
  • Mentor/mentee relationships
  • EA/SES partnerships
  • Communications skills
  • Career development and training for EAs
  • Secretariat

The event will run in three rotations, allowing you to dive deep into three different masterclasses with your chosen experts, while grabbing some light refreshments and engaging with your peers. 

Stay tuned for our announcement of participating experts. 

Don't miss out on this end-of-year event. Register now!


Jack Dolan (Masterclass presenter)
Executive Assistant to Blair Comley, Secretary of the Department of Health and Aged Care
Department of Health and Aged Care
Masterclass subject: EA/EO relationships

Rhana Crago PSM (Masterclass presenter)
Executive Assistant to Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, Public Service Commissioner  
Masterclass subject: Mentor/mentee relationships with Alyssa Broomby

Alyssa Broomby (Masterclass presenter)
Executive Assistant to Justine Saunders, Chief Operating Officer, Department of Home Affairs
Masterclass subject: Mentor/mentee relationships with Rhana Crago

Emma Fooks (Masterclass presenter)
Executive Assitant to Stephanie Foster PSM, Acting Secretary, Department of Home Affairs
Masterclass subject: EA/SES partnerships with Stephanie Kolobaric

Stephanie Kolobaric (Masterclass presenter)
Assistant Secretary, Chief of Staff to Stephanie Foster PSM, Department of Home Affairs
Masterclass subject: EA/SES partnerships with Emma Fooks

Paulette Billings-Brown (Masterclass presenter)
Executive Assistant to the Parliamentary Budget Officer
Parliamentary Budget Office
Masterclass subject: Communication skills

Vidya Vasudevan (Masterclass presenter)
Assistant Commissioner, Enabling Services and Senior Executive Service Adviser
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Masterclass subject: Career development & training for EAs

Cal Yager (Masterclass presenter)
Program Specialist
Masterclass subject: Secretariat


Jack Dolan

Jack is currently the executive assistant to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Aged Care, a position which he has occupied since July 2020. Jack commenced in this position in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated vaccine rollout. Jack has worked in the Australian Public Service (APS) for over 13 years.

Rhana Crago PSM

Rhana has over 20 years' experience as a senior executive assistant in the Australian Public Service, and is currently EA to Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, Australian Public Service Commissioner. In 2017 Rhana was awarded a Public Service Medal for outstanding service in the role of executive assistant in the health and finance portfolios.

Paulette Billings-Brown

Paulette Billings-Brown is the senior executive assistant to the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Dr Stein Helgeby. She has worked with Dr Helgeby for over 13 years, starting when he was a Deputy Secretary at the Department of Finance. Prior to commencing work with Dr Helgeby, Paulette worked as a project officer in both the private and public sectors, specialising in IT projects.

Stephanie Kolobaric

Stephanie is currently chief of staff to A/g Secretary Department of Home Affairs, Stephanie Foster PSM. Prior to this role, Stephanie led the global initiatives branch with responsibility for leading the department’s Five Eye engagement and multilateral fora. Stephanie has held a range of roles across national security agencies with frontline operational and intelligence cyber and counter-terrorism experience.

Cal Yager

Cal is an executive assistant and secretariat officer at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, specialising in the delivery of high-profile events, including the Australian Export Awards and the Trade and Tourism Ministers’ Tourism Jobs Summit. He comes from a private sector background, having worked for over 10 years in reception and sales roles at well-known national brands.


Event Details

Event Date Wednesday 13 December 2023
Formalities 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM AEDT
Members Price $100
Non-Members Price $200
Venue QT Canberra – Eureka Room
All prices are in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive
Register Here


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