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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2023 CEO/EL Breakfast Same height, same level. An Emerging Leader’s Acknowledgement of Country

“Hello, everyone. How are you? My name is Jenna. I’m a Kuku Yalanji woman with connections to Mossman, Cairns, Yarrabah, Cooktown and as far north as Normanton. I work at the Public Sector Commission in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Career Pathway Service and I’m a member of IPAA’s Emerging Leaders Working Group. I’m

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Inaugural Mastercraft Seminar – Royal Commissions, Public Inquiries & Reviews

  On 11th May 2023, IPAA Queensland hosted the first in our new Mastercraft Series. This series is designed to deliver the latest information and thinking about core areas of the craft of public administration. For our first topic we dived into one of the most impactful and debated policy functions, Royal Commissions, Public Inquiries

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How size and scale serve the public purpose community

  At IPAA Queensland’s recent Chief Executives and Emerging Leaders Breakfast, held on 20 April 2023, the CEO of Australian Retirement Trust (ART), Bern Reilly took to the stage to share insights and details on how the recent merger of Sunsuper and QSuper is serving the financial futures of public purpose members. Twelve short months

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Important learnings for Emerging Leaders

On the 20th April 2023, IPAA Queensland with the support of QSuper (part of Australian Retirement Trust), KPMG and OnTalent were delighted to host our newly rebranded Chief Executives and Emerging Leaders Breakfast. The theme, “Emergent Leadership and Future-Proofing our Organisations” was designed to highlight and build upon the intent of this flagship event. The

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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