Future Leaders Series

IPAA Future Leaders aims to develop broad, innovative perspectives to support the next generation of leaders and prepare them to lead the public sector of tomorrow. 

Future Leaders hosts professional development events throughout the year, creating opportunities for emerging leaders to engage with and learn from senior leaders, industry colleagues and develop contacts across the public and private sector.

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)
  • Tom Hogan | Department of the Treasury (Deputy Chair)
  • Adrian March | Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Allyssa Sabbatucci | IP Australia
  • Amy Burgess | Attorney-General's Department
  • Avinash Vazirani | Department of Health - Therapeutic Goods Administration
  • Iain Gately | Australian National Audit Office
  • Kate Penney | Department of the Treasury
  • Lewis Hirst | Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Michael Sanese | PwC
  • Dr Stephanie McLennan | Geoscience Australia

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.


Contact IPAA

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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