Young Professional Committee

The Young Professional Committee (YPC) consists of up to 15 elected Young Professional (YP) Members and acts as a sub-committee of the Council of IPAA WA. It provides advice to Council on matters relating to young professionals, and coordinates a professional development and networking program for YPs across the WA public sector.

The YPC meets monthly, and meetings are held virtually to enable participation by a diverse range of young professionals throughout Western Australia. Members are expected to commit 1-3 hours per week to YPC which may include involvement with event development, policy research, and communications.

Keep in touch wth YPC

To stay up to date with professional and social events, and other relevant information for Western Australian Young Professionals:

Subscribe to our Young Professionals' email list 
Follow YPC on LinkedIn
Like our Facebook page


2022 YPC Members


Cassandra Flanigan
Town of Cambridge

Vice Chair

Amanda Melia

Engagement and Communications

Locket Lee 
Department of Mines,
Industry Regulation and Safety

Events Facilitator
(role share)

Michelle Bye
Department of Finance

Mataele Nuku
Department of Finance


Melanie Bruckberger
Department of Water and
Environmental Regulation

Policy Coordinator

Mikaela Scuderi 
Department of Communities





Committee Members

Julia Beard 
Mental Health Commission of WA

Peggy Leung 

Ben Dang
WA Country Health Service 

Amy Noon 
Town of Victoria Park

Luke Johnson
Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Jacoba Seccull
Pilbara Development Commission



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.