Work with Purpose | Episode #24 | 28 September 2020


From the first floor of a Belconnen Tavern to the shadows of Parliament House, Drew Baker’s transformative term as Chief Executive Officer of IPAA ACT, was one of energy, strategy and opportunism. With his trademark eye for detail, Drew grew the organisation’s profile into one of Australia’s most important public sector institutions. After more than five years in the role, Drew has moved on to new challenges. He leaves the organisation in great hands, with a capable new CEO and dedicated team excited to take IPAA from strength to strength.

In this episode, Drew is joined in conversation with Caroline Walsh, the new IPAA ACT Chief Executive Officer, and Carmel McGregor PSM, former IPAA ACT Deputy President and former Deputy Secretary. Discussed in this episode:

  • Recognising and celebrating public servants.
  • The importance of peer connections and networking.
  • Key achievements of the IPAA ACT team over the past five years.
  • Future directions for IPAA ACT.

Transcript - a full transcript of the podcast is available here.
Download - to listen offline or share within your organisation, an MP3 file of the podcast is available for download here.

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