Meet Our Staff

At the Institute, we have a team of professional, highly skilled staff ready to assist you to advance excellence in the public sector.

We can help with information about membership, any of the seminars or training programs that are coming up, details on special events and conferences or answer questions about research and resources.

Feel free to contact us any time by calling (08) 9360 1400 or email us at

Gavin Lewis
Chief Executive Officer

Gavin joined the Institute in 2013 as Chief Executive Officer and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in managing an association. He has worked the last 13 years in the not-for-profit industry and before that he worked in the finance sector for a tertiary institution. He brings together his education in finance and business administration and extensive management experience for this role.

Outside of work, Gavin is a self confessed sporting tragic. And when not playing sport, he is following all the exploits in the Sporting World.

Andrew Dunkin
Program Development Manager 





Nadia Khalaf
Events Coordinator 
(Mon, Wed & Fri)






Yohan Fernando
Marketing & Communications Coordinator





Charlien van Wyk
Finance Officer




Ioana Okley
Training & Organisational Development Manager



Ines Elloy
Training Administration Officer
(Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)


Natalie Swift
Program Officer
(Tue, Wed, Thurs)




Jhovana Kelly
In Agency Administration Officer
(Mon - Thu)