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 Members and acts as an advisory committee to the Council of IPAA WA.

YPAC Goals

Support and promote the interests of young professionals (YPs) in the public sector in WA;

Provide networking opportunities to facilitate engagement with a range of YPs from across the public sector as well as other YP networks,

Enhancing and sharing knowledge through networking, events with experienced public sector guest speakers and forums where YPs can discuss key public sector issues and share innovative ideas; and

Informing and engaging YPs in public sector issues and specific areas of interest to YPs.

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 9221 1177. Committee Members must be current Personal / Associate Members of the Institute.

Click here to view the YPAC Committee Structure

Click here to view the YPAC Terms of Reference

Nominations for the 2013/14 Committee are now closed.

2013/14 YP Advisory Committee Members


Brett Osler
Department of Sport and Recreation

Vice Chair

Talitha Engstroem
Legislative Assembly – Parliament of Western Australia


Communications Advisor

Kathryn Carew-Hopkins
Main Roads WA


Program Developer

Rebecca White
Department of State Development



Rina Murtaza
Department for Child Protection and Family Support

Committee Members

Anushka Duncan - Department of the Attorney General

Carina Uehr - Department of Training and Workforce Development

Claire Scullin - Department of Sport and Recreation

Emma Forrest - Department of Housing

Felicia Wong - Public Sector Commission

Gareth Govan - Public Sector Commission

Karina McCrohan - Department of Housing

Rachel Morrice - Department of Treasury

Anna Cortier  - Department of Mines and Petroleum

Kate Louden - Department of Housing

Megan Neervoort - Department of Health