Tuesday 10 July 2018

IPAA WA Welcomes Governor as Patron

On 25 June 2018, the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, accepted the patronage request from the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA WA).

In his first official role as IPAA WA Patron, Mr Beazley opened the 2018 IPAA WA Achievement Awards, which were held at the Hyatt Regency Perth on 29 June 2018.

Prior to being appointed as Governor, Mr Beazley dedicated almost thirty years to a career in Federal Parliament, representing the WA seats of Brand and Swan. Mr Beazley was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2009 for service to the Parliament of Australia through contributions to the development of government policies in relation to defence and international relations, as an advocate for Indigenous people, and to the community.

In his opening remarks at the IPAA WA Achievement Awards, the Hon. Kim Beazley commented on the importance of the Institute for the public sector, and the role these Awards play in building a strong public service.

“The Institute fosters positivity and creativity by offering opportunities for sharing and learning through a wide range of events, training courses and networking opportunities. These activities strengthen the sector through enhanced professional knowledge and building stronger networks.”

“The Achievement Awards are the pinnacle of celebration of public sector collaboration and individual excellence. Importantly they recognise that the public works in partnership with organisations beyond the sector to deliver public good.

They are the only awards ceremony in Western Australia to recognise both individual and organisational achievements across the public, not-for-profit and academic sectors.”

IPAA WA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Gavin Lewis, said he was delighted to receive confirmation of the Governor’s Patronage.

“On behalf of the Institute, I would like to welcome Governor of Western Australia, the Hon. Kim Beazley AC, to the role of IPAA WA Patron. IPAA WA has been privileged to engage the Governor of Western Australia as its Patron for nearly 30 years, and we are appreciative that Governor Beazley has accepted our invitation, and we can continue this long standing tradition”, Mr Lewis said. 

Image: The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia (left), opening IPAA WA's 2018 Achievement Awards; IPAA WA President, Colin Murphy PSM (right). 

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