Work With Purpose

Monday September 28, 2020

‘Last Drinks’ with Drew Baker, Caroline Walsh and Carmel McGregor PSM

From the first floor of a Belconnen Tavern to the shadows of Parliament House, Drew Baker’s transformative term as Chief Executive Officer of IPAA ACT, was one of energy, strategy and opportunism. With his trademark eye for detail, Drew grew the organisation’s profile into one of Australia’s most important public sector institutions. After more than five years in the role, Drew has moved on to new challenges. He leaves the organisation in great hands, with a capable new CEO and dedicated team excited to take IPAA from strength to strength.

In this episode, Drew is joined in conversation with Caroline Walsh, the new IPAA ACT Chief Executive Officer, and Carmel McGregor PSM, former IPAA ACT Deputy President and former Deputy Secretary. Discussed in this episode:

  • Recognising and celebrating public servants.
  • The importance of peer connections and networking.
  • Key achievements of the IPAA ACT team over the past five years.
  • Future directions for IPAA ACT.

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  • Drew Baker image
    Drew Baker

    Chief Executive Officer of IPAA ACT

  • Carmel McGregor PSM image
    Carmel McGregor PSM

    Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra

  • Caroline Walsh image
    Caroline Walsh

    Chief Executive Officer
    OzHelp Foundation

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