IPAA ACT is run by a small and dedicated team, headed by Caroline Walsh, the Chief Executive Officer. The team delivers a broad range of activities, designed to achieve IPAA ACT’s strategic priorities as outlined in our 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. Our team is governed by the IPAA ACT Board and Council.

Caroline Walsh
IPAA ACT Chief Executive Officer and National Executive Director
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Gemma Benn-Clibborn
Corporate Director
Simone Abbot
Program Director
Shannon Payten-McDonald
Business Manager
Christina Gibson
Manager, National Projects
Chantelle Kreti
Events Manager (Flagship)
Anna Judith
Events Manager (Conference and Capability)
Kelly McAlear
Capability Manager
Rachel Duncan
Corporate Coordinator
Wei Shen Tan
Project Manager
Jess Bereth
Executive Support
Julia Ahrens
Communications and Engagement Manager
Azel Lorena
Communications Officer
Goldele Rayment
Capability Officer
Abby Keech
Events Coordinator
Sarwin Dsouza
Conference Coordinator
Nirosha Hewage
Program Support Officer


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.

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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