2023 Spirit of Service Awards gala dinner

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IPAA ACT’s Spirit of Service Awards were established in 2021 to recognise and celebrate public sector initiatives that drive positive change for the Australian community. Drawing on the learnings from our historically popular and successful award programs–the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence and the Public Sector Innovation Awards–these awards aim to share the learnings from major initiatives with the wider public sector and raise the profile of nominating agencies. 

The Spirit of Service Awards aims to promote and recognise public sector initiatives that drive positive change for the Australian community. The awards program reflects the leadership and excellence in the public sector. 

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Genevieve Jacobs (MC)
Group editor
Region Media

Russell Egan (Judge)
Chief Operating Officer
Services Australia

Glenys Beauchamp (Judge)
McGrath Foundation and Health Metrics Pty Ltd

Mark Nixon (Judge)
Partner, Consulting Leader, Government and Public Sector, Oceania

Rachel Bacon (Judge)
Deputy Secretary for Public Sector Reform
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Patrick Hetherington (Judge)
Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer
Department of Social Services


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Event Details

Event Date Wednesday 8 November 2023
Formalities 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM AEDT
Members Price $220
Non Members Price $440
Venue National Arboretum Canberra, Molonglo Valley
All prices are in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive
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IPAA ACT acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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