IPAA National Fellows

The highest national award bestowed by the Institute is the IPAA Fellow. The award recognises an individual’s outstanding contribution to the study or practice of public administration. Recipients of this prestigious award are entitled to use the postnominal letters ‘FIPAA’.

Each IPAA division nominates prospective National Fellows to the National Council each year. The National Council reviews applications against criteria, including the nominee’s contribution to the work of IPAA.

All National Fellows from the ACT are honourary life members of the Division.

National Fellows from the ACT Division

2022       Dr Steven Kennedy PSM  
2022       Kevin Riley  
2021       Michael Manthorpe PSM  
2021       Dr Vivienne Thom AM  
2020       Professor Mark Evans  
2020       Elizabeth Kelly PSM  
2019       Frances Adamson AC  
2019       Elizabeth Quinn  
2018       Bronwen Overton-Clarke PSM  
2018       Professor Brendan Sargeant (dec)  
2018       Alison Larkins  
2017       Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM  
2017       Renée Leon PSM  
2017       Professor Helen Sullivan  
2016       Jane Halton AO PSM  
2016       Samantha Palmer  
2015       Glenys Beauchamp PSM  
2015       Kathy Leigh  
2015       George Masri  
2014       Cath Ingram  
2014       Paul O'Connor  
2014       Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM  
2014       David Tune AO PSM  
2013       Stephen Sedgwick AO  
2013       Alison Turner  
2013       Dr Ian Watt AC  
2012       Carmel McGregor PSM  
2012       Andrew Metcalfe AO  
2011       Stephen Bartos  
2011       Lynne Tacy PSM  
​2010       Ian McPhee AO, PSM  
2009       Lisa Paul AO, PSM  
2008       Anthony Blunn AO  
2008       Helen Williams AO  
​2007       Dr Jeff Harmer AO  
2007       Professor Peter Shergold AC  
2006       Professor John McMillan AO  
2006       Michael Taylor AO  
2005       Robert Cornall AO  
2005       Lewis Hawke  
2005       Meryl Stanton PSM  
2004       Barbara Belcher AM  
2004       Professor John Halligan  
2002       Barry Mewett  
2001       Professor Meredith Edwards AM  
2001       Ken Matthews AO  
2000       Denis Ives AO  
2000       Professor Andrew Podger AO  
1999       Bill Blick AM PSM  
1999       Peter Kennedy PSM  
1998       Dr Allan Hawke AC (dec)  
1997       Ann Forward  
1996       Lionel Woodward AO  
1995       Tony Ayers AC (dec)  
1994       Pamela O'Neill  
1993       Patrick Barrett AO  
1992       John Taylor AO (dec)  
1992       Derek Volker AO  
1991       John Nethercote  
1990       Dr Michael Keating AC  
1989       Dr Roy Cameron CB (dec)  
1989       Dr Claire Clark  
1987       Norman Fisher AM (dec)  
1986       Philip Flood AO  
1984       Sir Frederick Wheeler AC CBE (dec)  
1983       Emeritus Professor Roger Wettenhall AM (dec)  


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