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.

Nominations for the 2018/19 YPAC are now Closed.

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.

2017/18 YP Advisory Committee Members


Bronwyn Gunn
Department of Treasury

Communications Advisor

Samuel Edge
Department of Communities

Vice Chair

Elizabeth Potter
Department of Communities

Program Developer

Cassie Farquhar-Reid
City of Joondalup

Secretary (role share)

Brooke Jones
WA Primary Health Alliance

Amanda Rickman
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


Committee Members

Courtney Allen

Samantha Kennedy
Office of Bushfire Risk Management,
Department of Fire and Emergency Services

Eilidh Graham
Department of Biodiversity Conservation
and Attractions (Rottnest Island Authority)

Gabby McGrath
Deloitte Access Economics

Danielle Hay 
Department of Mines, Industry
Regulation and Safety

Bethan Smillie
Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Jessica Hodder
Department of Treasury

Tayla Toutountzis
WorkCover WA