Member Mentoring with Andrew Metcalfe FIPAA AO

Open to Personal Members

Member Events - 6 Dec 2016

Within our membership ranks there exists a tremendous amount of knowledge and wisdom that we now make available to you through an informal, small group mentoring session. This is an opportunity available exclusively to Personal members.

The mentoring session below provided a rare opportunity to sit down with a former Commonwealth Secretary. To maintain a level of personal engagement,  numbers for these sessions are capped. Any Personal member, regardless of career stage is invited to participate.

About Mentoring

Mentoring is an effective process for the transfer of professional skills and benefits mentees through support for skills and knowledge development. It is designed to provide an additional layer of career and professional development.

It is important to understand that mentoring is one component of a professional development plan. It is focused on career and professional development conversations. It complements skill development training and is not a substitute for emotional support systems such as counselling.

By attending mentees were provided the opportunity to:

  • Develop personal skills and self-confidence.
  • Gain a broader understanding of the public sector and the role of IPAA
  • Develop relationships with more senior colleagues to explore career and professional pathways in a supportive, informal environment.


Andrew Metcalfe FIPAA AO

Andrew joined EY after a distinguished career in the Australian Public Service, having been the Secretary (CEO) of the Department of Agriculture and Australia's Director of Quarantine, the Secretary of the Department of Immigration, a Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and a Chief of Staff to a Cabinet Minister, among many other roles.

Andrew is highly respected across the industry, having made a broad contribution as a public sector leader. He has also been a member of a range of boards and councils such as the National Australia Day Council, the Administrative Review Council, the Council of the Order of Australia, and served as Chair of the National Counter Terrorism Committee and as President of the Institute of Public Administration ACT.

Andrew was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2012 for his distinguished contribution to public sector leadership. He was recognised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia as the "Public Sector Leader of the Year" in 2010. Educated at the Toowoomba Grammar School and the University of Queensland, he has worked in Canberra, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Brisbane.