Public Sector Young Professionals’ Conference

Collaborate and Reshape

Online registrations have now closed. Please contact for enquiries. 

IPAA WA’s dedicated Advisory Committee (YPAC) presents a must-attend conference. With an exciting program developed for young professionals by young professionals, this event will keep you interested and inspired the whole day through thought provoking and interactive sessions.

Western Australia’s public service is being urged to ‘collaborate and reshape’ how it works. Success in this endeavour will bring better services, better workplaces and a better budget bottom line for Western Australia. The 2018 Public Sector Young Professionals’ Conference will discuss and delve into successful collaboration, and show you how to reshape your own and organisational thinking ready for the challenges of today and the future.

High profile speakers, led by Prof Peter Shergold AC FIPAA, will guide you through the most important contemporary topics in public service. You will leave with a host of new tools and knowledge to advance your own skills and make a positive contribution within your organisation.

Join us in August to position yourself as an influencer in your organisation and take control of your career.

Click here to view the draft program. 

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Peter Shergold AC FIPAA
President, IPAA National; 
Chancellor, Western Sydney University

Peter Shergold is now the Chancellor of Western Sydney University. He had a distinguished career in the Australian Public Service, including as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He now serves as a director on the boards of both private and community sector organisations. He also remains active in public administration at both the Commonwealth and State level, including in the areas of higher education, vocational education, public administration, refugee resettlement, Medicare Data and the development of Western Sydney airport.


Michelle Andrews
Deputy Director General, Policy and Reform 
Department of the Premier and Cabinet;
IPAA WA Councillor

Sonja Cox
Acting Director of Asset Management,
WA Police
David Etherton
Chief Executive Officer, 

James Fairbairn
Lester Blades

Cathryn Greville
Office of the Auditor General of Western Australia;
IPAA WA Councillor

Rikki Hendon
Branch Assistant Secretary,

Jenny Hoffman
Blue Helix Consulting

Chris Loftus-Hills
‎General Manager Events & Operations

Dominique Mecoy
Chief Executive Officer, 
Leadership WA

Hannah Tagore
Director of Media and Corporate Communications
Department of Fire and Emergency Services