Secretary Valedictory | Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM

On 7 September 2017, IPAA hosted a Secretary Valedictory with Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy and outgoing IPAA ACT President. The event included opening remarks from Dr Martin Parkinson AC, PSM, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and a vote of thanks from Frances Adamson, the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and incoming IPAA ACT President.

(above L-R - Glenys Beauchamp PSM, Chris Moraitis PSM, Kerri Hartland, Daryl Quinlivan, Finn Pratt AO, PSM, Rosemary Huxtable PSM, Dr Martin Parkinson AC, PSM, Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, The Hon John Lloyd PSM, Renée Leon PSM, Dr Steven Kennedy PSM, Dr Heather Smith PSM, Frances Adamson)

Transcript click here to view Dr Gordon de Brouwer's speech, which includes a postscript on crisis management. 
Photos - a selection of the event photos are provided below. For high resolution copies, please contact IPAA.
Video - a complete video of the event (47 minutes duration) is available below or can be viewed on IPAA's Vimeo channel here.

(above L-R) Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM - Dr Martin Parkinson AC, PSM.

(above L-R) Carmel McGregor PSM - Frances Adamson.

(above L-R) Renée Leon PSM, Daryl Quinlivan and Finn Pratt AO, PSM watch the address - Gordon presents flowers to Jane Ferguson.

Gordon provides his valedictory address to a capacity crowd.

(above L-R) the IPAA team of Carmel McGregor PSM (Deputy President, IPAA) with Glenys Beauchamp PSM (IPAA President 2013-16), Gordon de Brouwer PSM (outgoing IPAA President), Frances Adamson (incoming IPAA President) and Drew Baker (Chief Executive, IPAA ACT).


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