The Institute of Public Administration Australia WA’s (IPAA WA) 37th Annual W.S. Lonnie Awards for excellence and accountability in annual reporting was held at the Hyatt Regency Perth on Friday 24th of June 2022. IPAA WA President, Mike Rowe, and fellow Councillor, Jenness Gardner, co-hosted the ceremony.
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.
Message from Chair of the Judging Panel
Mike Wood, 2022 Chair of the W.S. Judging Panel provided an outline of the judging process and key observations from the panel.