Our people are at the heart of everything we do, and committed to supporting the Australian public sector to keep our communities safe, thriving, and healthy.

Meet the IPAA ACT board, council and team:

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Letitia Hope

IPAA ACT Board Member, Deputy President, and Councillor
Deputy Secretary
Department of Social Services

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Trish Bergin

IPAA ACT Board Member
Professor of Practice, Adjunct Fellow
Public Partnership and Impact Hub
School of Professional Studies
UNSW Canberra

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Cath Ingram FIPAA

IPAA ACT Board Member and Chair of the Finance, Risk, and Audit Committee
Fellow and Individual Member

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Kathy Leigh FIPAA

IPAA ACT Board Member
Head of Service, ACT Public Service and Director-General
ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

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Holly Noble

Company Secretary
Director, Governance, Planning and Performance, Department of Finance

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Kate Driver

Chief Executive Officer
IPAA Council Public Officer (ex officio)

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Natalie Bekis

IPAA ACT Councillor
State Manager
Victoria and Tasmania Department of Health and Ageing

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Kylie Crane​ PSM

IPAA ACT Councillor
Deputy Secretary
Early Childhood and Youth
Department of Education

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Professor Linda Botterill FASSA

IPAA ACT Councillor
Professor
Canberra School of Politics, Economics & Society
Faculty of Business, Government & Law

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Leesa Croke

IPAA ACT Councillor
Deputy Director-General, Policy and Cabinet
Chief Minister, Treasury, and Economic Development Directorate

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Dr Rachel Bacon

IPAA ACT Councillor
Deputy Secretary
Public Sector Reform
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Letitia Hope

IPAA ACT Board Member, Deputy President, and Councillor
Deputy Secretary
Department of Social Services

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Cheryl-anne Moy

IPAA ACT Councillor
Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer
Department of Home Affairs

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Tamsyn Harvey

IPAA ACT Councillor
Deputy Secretary
Attorney-General's Department

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Samantha Palmer FIPAA

IPAA ACT Councillor
General Manager
Visitor Economy and Client Programs Division
Australian Trade and Investment Commission

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Harinder Sidhu

IPAA ACT Councillor
Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Charlotte Tressler

IPAA ACT Councillor
Chief Operating Officer
Australian Federal Police

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Jane Urquhart

Deputy Secretary Department of Industry, Science and Resources

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Clare Walsh

IPAA ACT Councillor
Deputy Secretary, Chief Operating Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Kate Driver

Chief Executive Officer
IPAA Council Public Officer (ex officio)

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Wendy Cohen

Deputy CEO

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Christina Gibson

National Director

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Kate Davidson

Operations Manager

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Gayathri Wijayaratne

Membership Services and Finance Officer

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Jess Bereth

Executive Support

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Kelly McAlear

Event Experience & Design Lead

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Dallas McIntyre

Event Manager

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Julia Ahrens

Strategic Communications and Engagement Manager

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Azel Lorena

Communications Lead

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Goldele Rayment

Capability Lead

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Abby Keech

Events Lead

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Emily Forato

Events Lead

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Andrew Richards

Event Coordinator

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Avril Nguyen

Event Coordinator

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