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Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT is pleased to host a valedictory address by Professor Brendan Murphy AC, retiring Secretary of the Department of Health and Aged Care. Professor Brendan Murphy AC commenced his role as Secretary in July 2020. Prior to this, he was the chief executive officer of Austin Health in Victoria.

Professor Murphy will reflect on his transition from Chief Medical Officer to Secretary and share his insights on working with politicians and ministers. This will include lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and what true leadership looks like, and explore the immense talent across the APS.

Professor Murphy is:

  • a Professorial Associate with the title of Professor at the University of Melbourne
  • an Adjunct Professor at Monash University and at the Australian National University
  • a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
  • a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians
  • a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He was formerly CMO and director of Nephrology at St Vincent’s Health, and sat on the Boards of the Centenary Institute, Health Workforce Australia, the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. He is also a former president of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.

Please join us for this special valedictory address, hosted by Katherine Jones, Secretary, Attorney-General’s Department.

Event date

Tuesday 25 9:30 am - Friday 28 July 2023 5:00 pm


National Portrait Gallery


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