IPAA ACT is run by a small and dedicated team, headed by Drew Baker, the Chief Executive Officer. Drew commenced in the role in March 2015 and reports to the IPAA ACT President and the IPAA Board and Council and is responsible for delivering IPAA’s priorities as detailed in the Strategic Plan.

During his time with IPAA, the organisation has grown significantly in profile and capability, with a more than doubling in overall engagement. He has supported four IPAA ACT Presidents in Glenys Beauchamp PSM, Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, Frances Adamson and currently Dr Steven Kennedy PSM. Drew also provides support to Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM in his current capacity as IPAA National President.

 Drew Baker
 Chief Executive Officer

Drew is passionate about the public sector, with over 25 years’ experience working in and with the Australian Public Service (APS). His areas of expertise and focus are change management, leadership and management development, service delivery reform and business management.

Prior to his role with IPAA, Drew was the General Manager of Public Sector for the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) where he also led the AIM Canberra office. This followed a number of years consulting with the Centre for Public Management (CPM), where he consulted on leadership development, strategic planning, facilitation and executive coaching. Drew was an elected member of the IPAA ACT Council for a number of years during his time as a consultant.

Drew’s career in the APS spanned twelve years over the period 1995 to 2007 and included Senior Executive Service (SES) roles at the Department of Human Services and the former Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources. He also worked at the former Department of Employment and Workplace Relations and the former Australian Customs Service.

If you’d like to get in touch with Drew, drop him a line on 02 6154 9800 or email him here.


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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