Past events

Tuesday February 18, 2020

IPAA National 40th anniversary

  • IPAA National 40th anniversary image

(L-R: Kathryn Campbell AO CSC, Rosemary Huxtable PSM, Frances Adamson, Philip Gaetjens, Their Excellencies, Glenys Beauchamp PSM, Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, Chris Moraitis PSM, Dr Steven Kennedy PSM)

On Tuesday 18 February 2020, IPAA partnered with the Museum of Australian Democracy to host the IPAA National 40th Anniversary, commemorating IPAA as an independent national organisation. The event featured the launch of a commemorative book on IPAA’s history. The event was held at Kings Hall, Old Parliament House with support from KPMG. Guests were welcomed to the venue by the Director, Daryl Karp AM and a Welcome to Country was presented by Ngunnawal Elder, Jude Barlow. The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) delivered a keynote addressIPAA National President, Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM hosted the evening and a vote of thanks was delivered by KPMG Lead Partner and IPAA ACT Councillor, Cath Ingram.

For a copy of the APS Fast Fact Brochure provided by Museum of Australian Democracy at the event, please click here.

Photos – a selection of event photos are provided below, for high resolution copies please contact IPAA.
Video – a full length video (28 minutes in length) is available below or you can view it on IPAA’s Vimeo page here.
Transcript – a transcript of the Governor-General’s keynote is available here.
Book – read ‘A History of the Institute of Public Administration, 1980–2020’ here.


  • Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM FIPAA image
    Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM FIPAA

    Australian Public Service Commissioner
    President, 2016-2017

  • Cath Ingram FIPAA image
    Cath Ingram FIPAA

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

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