Young Professional Committee

The Young Professional Committee 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 a sub-committee of the Council of IPAA WA.

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2020 YPC Members


Danielle Asarpota
Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Engagement and Communications Coordinator

Courtney Farmer
Department of Communities

Vice Chair

Natasha Bouzidis
Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Events Facilitator

Kadin Arslanoski
Department of Education


Tayla Toutountzis
WorkCover WA​

Policy Coordinator

Emma Neal





Committee Members

Madeleine Bartlett

Alex Pannell
Salaries and Allowances Tribunal

Andrei Buters

Jamie-Lee Read
Department of Communities

Cassandra Flanigan
City of Bayswater 

Lauren Tait
Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Carmen Lim
Department of Finance

Rina Turner
Department of Training and Workforce Development



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

Click here to view the YPC Committee Structure.

Click here to view the YPC Terms of Reference.

YPC 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; and
  • 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.