MEDIA RELEASE
Friday 29 June, 2012

WA Public Service Recognised At Last

The Western Australia Institute of Public Administration inaugural Achievement Awards celebrated the best of WA’s public service today at a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Perth.

The Awards are the only program in WA to recognise both individual and organisational excellence across all three tiers of government and the not-for-profit sector.

Institute President Sue McCarrey said the awards were about acknowledging achievement and innovation amongst a number of areas sometimes overlooked, for example up and coming leaders and collaboration between government and non-government.

“It is important to highlight the dedication and hard work of our public service and I congratulate the winners for their outstanding achievement”, Ms McCarrey said.

The Institute’s Patron Award - the highest accolade in public administration in WA was awarded to Mr Grahame Searle, Director General, Department of Housing for significant contribution to the State and the sector.

Mr Searle has made an outstanding and ongoing contribution to improving the quality of public sector management and service delivery, including re-orienting the Department of Housing to be strategy driven, rather than program driven.

Congratulations to the following 2012 Achievement Award winners:

IPAA WA Patrons Award
Grahame Searle, Department of Housing

Public Sector Commission Award
Young Leader of the Year
Coan Harvey, Department of Treasury

Murdoch University Award
Leader of the Year State or Federal Government
Paul Rosair, Department of Regional Development and Lands

Hyatt Regency Perth Award
Leader of the Year Not-for-Profit Sector
Joint Winners
Sue Ash and Chris Hall

Expo Group Award
Leader of the Year Local Government
Andrew Hammond, City of Rockingham

IPAA WA Practitioner of the Year Human Resource Management
Carol Fuller, Department of Mines and Petroleum

Department of Fisheries Award
Policy Practitioner of the Year
Martin Clifford, Department of Regional Development and Lands

Department of Finance Award
Finance Practitioner of the Year
Ingrid Hawkins, VenuesWest

WA Business News Award
Innovation in the Not-For-Profit Sector
Hills Community Support Group Inc.

Department of Health Award
Best Practice in Health & Wellbeing
Department of Housing

IPAA WA Best Practice in Collaboration Between Government and Non Government Organisations
Department of Housing

IPAA WA Best Practice in Collaboration Across Government Agencies Same Jurisdiction
Regional Youth Justice Services, Department of Corrective Services

For more information on the award winners please click here.

For further information please contact Kylie Macqueen on 08 9221 1177.