Future Leaders Series

Organised by the IPAA Future Leaders Committee, the Future Leaders Series events showcase diverse and innovative perspectives to inspire the next generation of leaders and prepare them to lead the public sector of tomorrow. These events are an important part of our calendar, providing an opportunity for future leaders to hear from highly regarded leaders in our industry.

Events include panel discussions, an annual Future Leaders' Executive breakfast and collaborations with other ACT organisations and groups.


A Committee oversees and plans all Future Leaders events and activities. Current Committee members are:

  • Holly Noble | Department of Finance (Chair)
  • Steph McLennan | Geoscience Australia (Deputy Chair)
  • Deanne Allan | Attorney-General’s Department
  • Megan Aponte-Payne | Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Amy Burgess | Attorney-General's Department
  • Mikaela Giri | Australian Border Force
  • Rachel Martin | KPMG
  • Rebecca-Lee McDougall | Department of Education, Skills and Employment
  • Jack Milne | Attorney-General's Department
  • Michael Sanese | PwC
  • Avinash Vazirani | Department of Health - Therapeutic Goods Administration

If you would like further information about the Future Leaders or have a suggestion, please contact Gemma Benn-Clibborn.


The IPAA Future Leaders Program supports the vision of the Future Leaders Committee by providing an exciting development opportunity for emerging and future leaders in public administration, to broaden perspectives and networks across the public and private sector. Visit the Future Leaders Program page for further information.


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ABN: 24 656 727 375
Phone: (02) 6154 9800
Unit 4A, 16 National Circuit,
Barton ACT 2600

Postal Address

PO Box 4349
Kingston ACT 2604

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