Organised by the IPAA Future Leaders Committee, the Future Leaders Series events showcase diverse and innovative perspectives to inspire the next generation of leaders and prepare them to lead the public sector of tomorrow. These events are an important part of our calendar, providing an opportunity for future leaders to hear from highly regarded leaders in our industry.

Events include panel discussions, an annual hackathon, podcasts and collaborations with other ACT organisations and groups.

2021 Future Leaders Summit

The IPAA ACT Future Leaders Summit brings together future and senior leaders to interrogate and workshop practical tips and strategies around major themes identified by future leaders in the public sector –Resilience, Wellbeing and Burnout; Networking in the Digital Era and Leadership at all Levels.Join us for this important, three-hour virtual event. More information >>>

Future Leaders Committee

A Committee oversees and plans all Future Leaders events and activities. Current Committee members are:

  • Anthony Pronin | Department of Defence (Co-convener)
  • Jack Milne | Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Co-convener)
  • Andrew Pfeiffer | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Rachel King | Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
  • Sean Conway | Department of Treasury
  • Brock Phyland | Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Julian Wong | ACT Health
  • Emily Casey | Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Emma Layton | KPMG
  • Hilary Schubert-Jones | Department of Defence
  • Hend Rifai | Department of Finance
  • Isabelle Franklin | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Lenche Kazan | Department of Defence
  • Matthew Watts | Department of Home Affairs
  • Megan Aponte-Payne | Department of Industry, Science and Resources
  • Sheradyn Stubbs | Department of Finance
  • Zoë Tassicker | Department of Health and Aged Care
  • Kylie Crane | PSM, Deputy Secretary Early Childhood and Youth Group, Department of Education (Committee sponsor)

Meet the Future Leaders Committee members:

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IPAA Future Leaders Program

The IPAA Future Leaders Program supports the vision of the Future Leaders Committee by providing an exciting development opportunity for emerging and future leaders in public administration, to broaden perspectives and networks across the public and private sector. Visit the Future Leaders Program page for further information.

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