The Institute of Public Administration Australia WA’s (IPAA WA) 35th Annual W.S. Lonnie Awards for excellence and accountability in annual reporting was held at the Hyatt Regency Perth on Friday 30th of October 2020.
IPAA WA President Mike Rowe welcomed guests including Ms Lisa Baker MLA, Member for Maylands and representing IPAA WA Vice-Patron, the Hon. Mark McGowan MLA; and the Hon. Bill Marmion MLA, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, and representing IPAA WA Vice-Patron, the Hon. Liza Harvey MLA.
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.