Member Mentoring with Susan Hunt

Personal Members Only

This mentoring session is now sold-out.
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Across all three levels of government and the community sector there exists a tremendous amount of knowledge and wisdom that we now make available to you through an informal small group mentoring session.

Mentoring is an effective process for the transfer of professional skills and benefits mentees through support for skills and knowledge development It is designed to provide an additional layer of career and professional development.

By attending mentees will:

  • Develop personal skills and self-confidence.
  • Gain a broader understanding of the public sector and the role of IPAA
  • Develop relationships with more senior colleagues to explore career and professional pathways in a supportive, informal environment. 

Topics you may wish to discuss at the session include:

  • Leadership styles and attributes
  • Networks: building, sustaining etc.
  • Personal presentation and communication skills ( e.g. resumes, interviews, public speaking)
  • Working with others in teams: as a member; as a leader
  • Managing performance (your own and others)

It is important to understand that mentoring is one component of a professional development plan. It is focused on career and professional development conversations. It complements skill development training and is not a substitute for emotional support systems such as counselling.

The group mentoring concept will see well credentialed IPAA members and leaders invited to engage with eight IPAA members over a light meal to provide advice and insight as to fulfilling your potential.


Susan Hunt PSM FIPAA
Former Chief Executive Officer of Lotterywest and Healthway

Before retiring in August 2021, Susan Hunt PSM worked as Chief Executive Officer of Lotterywest from July 2017 and in January 2018 was concurrently appointed Chief Executive Officer for Healthway, another Western Australian statutory organisation. From 2014-2017 Susan was the CEO of Perth Zoo, following a career in public policy, conservation and research.

Susan was the President of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums from 2015 – 2017 and of the Australasian Zoo Association from 2007 – 2011. Susan has previously served as a Board Member of the Trustee of the International Species Information System, is on the Board of VenuesWest as well as an invitee on the Board of the Perth Festival.

She has received an IPAA Patrons Award and in 2010 was awarded a Public Service Medal for her outstanding contribution to public service. Susan is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government and in 2017 was made an Australian Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration (IPAA).