Young Professional Advisory Committee

The Young Professional Advisory Committee (formerly YPN Network) was first established in 2003, guided by the desire to service the needs and interests of young professionals within the Western Australian public sector. The Committee consists of up to 15 nominated Young Professional (YP) Members  and acts as an advisory committee to the Council of IPAA WA.

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2018/19 YPAC Members


Danielle Hay
Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Communications Advisor

Rina Turner 
Department of Communities

Vice Chair

Andrei Buters

Program Developer

Shadi Pyke
Department of Finance – Office of State Revenue


Tayla Toutountzis
WorkCover WA​






Committee Members

Natasha Bouzidis
Department of Water and
Environmental Regulation 

Bronwyn Gunn
Department of Treasury

Ben Day
Department of Fire and
Emergency Services

Samantha Kennedy
Department of Fire and
Emergency Services

Matthew Rose


If you would like to become a friend of YPAC, please contact us for more information. 

Click here to view the YPAC Committee Structure.

Click here to view the YPAC Terms of Reference.

YPAC Goals

  • Support and Promote the interests of Young Professionals who are working in or working with the public sector in Western Australia
  • Connect Young Professionals from across the public sector as well as other young professional groups through networking opportunities
  • Inform and Share Knowledge regarding public sector issues through facilitating networking opportunities, providing access to senior leaders, organising events with relevant guest speakers and facilitating social media platforms and forums where Young Professionals can discuss key public sector issues and share innovative ideas
  • Inspire and Empower Young Professionals to contribute to public policy discussion, and to ultimately influence public policy development and implementation in Western Australia
  • Promote the IPAA WA and its value to all of its stakeholders.

If you would like to join or want to share your ideas for our upcoming YP professional development program, please contact our Young Professional Member Liaison on 08 9360 1400. Committee Members must be current Personal / Associate Members of the Institute.