Call for Nominations 2019 - Now closed


The IPAA NSW Council, the governing and policy-making body of IPAA NSW, is responsible for the governance of IPAA NSW. Council meets at least four times a year to discuss the issues that are significant in the operation of the organisation. The Institute of Public Administration Australia (NSW Division) is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2019 Council Election. For the 2019 Council Election the following positions have become vacant:

• Vice President
• Young Professional Councillor (x 2) *

* must be aged 34 or under to be eligible

Members now have the opportunity to nominate for any vacant position if they would like to participate as a Council member.  To nominate, you need to be a current financial Professional Member of IPAA NSW and to ask TWO other individual financial IPAA NSW Professional Members to sign the nomination form in support of your nomination. You must also sign as the nominee.

To nominate, please click here to download a nomination form.

Please note nominations are now closed.

To access our information sheet with all the things you need to know about being on Council, please click here.

Should there be more nominations than available positions, a postal vote will be held. If an election is required, ballot papers will be posted to all Professional and Associate members on Monday 11 November 2019. Formal notification of the outcome of the election will be made at the Annual General Meeting on 5 December 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Madeleine Culbert, Chief Executive Officer, IPAA NSW on 02 8066 1900 or email

About the Council


The duties of the Council include:

  • determining policy to advance the objectives of IPAA NSW and the best interests of the members
  • determining and overseeing policy designed to achieve compliance with relevant legal and financial requirements
  • determining criteria, benefits and membership fees for membership categories
  • making recommendations to the National Council in relation to the award of Fellow and the conferring of life membership
  • presenting a report at each Annual General Meeting on the financial position and performance of IPAA NSW and on activities throughout the relevant year.

IPAA NSW is currently governed by an elected Council of members and the Chief Executive Officer (ex officio). The Council comprises:

  • four (4) elected office bearers – the President, and three Vice-Presidents
  • elected ordinary members, the number determined from time to time by Council
  • young members, the number determined from time to time by Council
  • one (1) ex officio member, the Chief Executive Officer
  • one or more co-opted members, the number determined from time to time by Council.

As a member of IPAA NSW, you can nominate to join our Council. It’s a great way to get involved, expand your networks and give back to the sector.

Elections are held in the lead up to our AGM in November of each year. If you want to get on board, make sure you’re a member.

Our rules
As a non-profit, member-based organisation we are bound by the IPAA NSW Constitution under the Associations Incorporation Act, 2009. The Constitution outlines our aims and objectives as an organisation and set out a series of guidelines on matters of business, membership and finances.

IPAA NSW Executive
The Executive Committee is responsible for providing oversight of the financial management of IPAA NSW and monitoring the organisational performance of IPAA NSW.

Our Working Committees


We also have several working committees, which oversee key activities and initiatives for the Institute and help ensure our continued relevance in the public sector. As a member of IPAA NSW, you can nominate to join any of our working committees. It’s a great way to get involved, increase your networks and give back to the sector.

Audit and Risk Management Committee
Our Audit and Risk Management Committee, in association with the other committees, is responsible for monitoring the financial position of IPAA NSW.

Program Advisory Committee (PAC)
Our Program Advisory Committee works to review and consider potential topics and speakers for a range of events such as workshops, master classes , and forums as well as providing feedback as to the suitability and level of interest in proposed topics and speakers.  The PAC will also explore and contribute to the development of the IPAA NSW Annual State Conference.

Young Professional Committee (YPN)
Our Young Professional Committee works to Connect - To offer a platform through which young professionals that work in government, are associated with or interested in the public sector can maintain and expand their professional circles and peer networks; Grow - To catalyse, build and promote development opportunities for young professionals engaged with the public sector; and Lead - To enable young professionals driven to create public value to build their leadership capabilities outside of the workplace.

Ad-hoc Committees
From time to time, we form committees for a specific purpose and time. Adhoc committees are mainly for large special events such as conferences.