Members of the Institute of Public Administration Australia WA (IPAA WA) welcomed their Patron, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia to the Hyatt Regency Perth on Thursday 2 March 2017, for the 32nd annual W.S. Lonnie Awards presentation.
Her Excellency provided the introductory remarks, before the Premier’s representative, Mr Tony Krsticevic MLA, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Commerce and Member for Carine opened proceedings. Representatives from agencies and statutory bodies across the WA public sector filled the room to acknowledge excellence and accountability in annual reporting.
The Awards attracted CEOs, Directors General and Commissioners from across State government agencies and statutory bodies, all hoping to take out the prestigious W.S. Lonnie Memorial Trophy – awarded to the best annual report for the year.
The primary vehicle for accountability in the Public Sector has been and always will be the way agencies report their performance. The W.S. Lonnie Awards recognise the importance of Annual Reports being accountable and transparent in a succinct and independent way. All State agencies are eligible and are automatically considered as part of the judging process.
Thank you to the Sponsors of the Specialist Awards.