IPAA Queensland offers professional development and networking opportunities for managers and executives involved or engaged in public purpose work across Queensland. Through our strong relationships with local, state and federal government, academics and leaders from industry and community organisations, IPAA is uniquely positioned to provide you with professional development, resources and networking opportunities to support you on your leadership journey.

What membership type is best for me?

We recommend Full Membership for Managers and Executives.  Being a full member offers a range of benefits.  You will receive discounted tickets to events and access to the latest thought leadership on public purpose topics.  Find out more here.

EVEnts and resources

For ease, we have sourced and compiled a range of events and resources most relevant to you. Please take your time to browse our recent blog and thought leadership pieces and register for any upcoming events that spark your interest. If there’s anything you’d like to see here, please get in touch with us as we are regularly creating new content and evolving our events program.


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Top Insights from the 2024 Edelman Trust Barometer Report: A collision of trust, innovation and politics.

The time has come again for IPAA Queensland to deliver the latest insights as shared in the 2024 Edelman Trust Barometer report for Australia. A key source of intelligence regarding the state of the global community’s trust in various institutions, from government to media, the Edelman Trust Barometer is seen as a pulse check on

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Success and failure in policy and how to fail forward with flair

By: Patricia Galliford  “What matters is what works” – Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister.  At IPAA Queensland’s Chief Executives & Emerging Leaders Breakfast held in 2024, we saw Josh Richards take to the stage and share his lived experience of failing with flair; and, for never shying away from failure on the pathway to

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How a focus on little details is critical to big transformation

At IPAA Queensland’s recent Chief Executives and Emerging Leaders Breakfast, held on 9 May 2024, the Chief Commercial Officer of Australian Retirement Trust (ART), Dave Woodall, discussed the company’s transformation journey following its 2022 merger.   Just over two years ago, QSuper and Sunsuper merged to form Australian Retirement Trust, bringing together 2 million members and

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Running, curiosity, and being of service – IPAA Queensland take 5 with Jasmina Joldić PSM before she takes to the couch

IPAA Queensland took a few moments to chat with Director-General for the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Jasmina Joldić PSM in the lead up to her taking to the couch with Russell Fairbanks from Luminary in June 2024.  In the questions below, we seek to dig a bit deeper into her experience, life, and background

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What are members saying?

A lot of people join Government because they want to make a difference to the community and IPAA can help in improving that difference we make.

Heidi Bushnell, Professional
Queensland Government

The experiences are amazing, and the relationships and the people you meet are incredible.

Dave Stewart, Executive
Queensland Government

IPAA provides a fantastic meeting place.  There aren’t many forums where you can bring together a really diverse group of stakeholders and talk about really topical issues.  IPAA does this really well.

Michael Hiller, Queensland Chairman

It is great to see IPAA thriving, bringing in so many people, the calibre of the people you meet is priceless.  I recommend everyone get involved and join in.

Fahim Khondaker, Professional

The forums, exceptional presentations –  it is learning in a relaxed way that you don’t see in other institutions.  I am very glad that IPAA is back in Queensland.

Katarina Carroll, Commissioner