The NSW Public Sector Workplace of 2019 and Beyond Forum

The NSW Public Sector Workplace of 2019 and Beyond Forum
Thursday 8 November 2018
5:30 PM to 7:15 PM
registrations open at 5:00 PM
Atlassian HQ
Level 29, 363 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Professional & Associate $49
Affiliate $59
Non Member $79

What will future workplaces look like and how will they reflect the changing nature of public sector work?  


Across the NSW public sector, many organisations are relocating or remodelling their premises. Some are making significant changes from their traditional workplaces. Will these innovations be positive? Will the changes be a fad, or are they just the start of more revolutionary changes?   

This forum features an expert panel, representing three different perspectives on what tomorrow’s workplaces will look like and why.   

This event is an opportunity to really understand what is driving the design of future workplaces. During the discussion, the panel will also share their insights into how you can get the best use out of these different environments. 

This event is part of our Work of the Future series of events which explores the future of work, the workforce and the workplace. 


We are all impacted by the environment that we work in. Yours will almost certainly change – and you may even play a role in shaping your next workplace. 

This event will ensure that you are across the latest trends and well prepared for your collaboration space, think-pod or virtual presence.


The Work of the Future series is made possible by the support of our partner Bendelta.

Learn more about this series here


Annelie Xenofontos, Senior Workplace Strategist, Axiom

Annelie Xenofontos, Senior Workplace Strategist at Axiom Workplaces, is responsible for leading the strategic thinking process that creates intelligent workplace design outcomes. During her 20+ years of creating spaces she has worked in Australia and abroad. Recently she was instrumental in creating the new workplaces for ELMO and hipages in Sydney CBD and currently working on VSCO co-working space in Melbourne.  

Annelie brings her people focussed experience to the table when understanding clients and listening to their experiences and insights into their own organisations. She holds a degree in communications and qualifications in interior design.

Annelie thrives on adding value to the project experience by challenging the sometimes, assumed thinking and outcomes. That ensures that high quality, critical decision making is considered in view of targeted project outcomes set out early in the design journey for organisational workplace designs.

Brett Newman, Deputy Secretary, Property and Advisory Group and Chief Executive Officer, Property NSW

Brett joined Property NSW as Government Property NSW’s Chief Executive Officer in April 2013 and is the Deputy Secretary of the Property and Advisory Group. He leads the NSW Government’s owned and leased property portfolio, which generates revenues in excess of $500m per annum.

Brett is Chair of the Teacher Housing Authority and the Strategic Property Transactions Committee, and participates in a number of government-wide strategic steering committees. Prior to leading Property NSW, Brett held a number of senior executive positions with organisations such as Blackstone, Westpac, Stockland, Challenger and Macquarie Bank.

Brett was awarded the Public Service Medal (PSM) in 2017 for outstanding public service to property and asset management in New South Wales.
Anthony Mitchell, Chief Potential Officer, Bendelta 

Anthony Mitchell is the co-founder and Chief Potential Officer of strategic advisory firm Bendelta. Over 25 years in consulting, Anthony has worked in more than 30 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East, and has specialist expertise in knowledge intensive sectors. Under his leadership, Bendelta has been twice named in Australia’s 100 fastest growing companies in the last decade and has won Australia’s highest award for leadership development. 

The art and science of strategic leadership is what has driven Anthony to where he is today. As Dux of both his degrees (one in Mathematics and one in Psychology), and with postgraduate business qualifications from Cornell University, Anthony has a unique mix of expertise across typically separate ways of thinking. 

Outside of Bendelta, Anthony pursues his passion for human potential in other ways. He is the Chairman of the Aurora Education Foundation which has helped change the narrative for Indigenous tertiary education through unprecedented scholarships to Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard. He is also a member of the Amnesty International 2020 Council, chaired globally by Sir Richard Branson, and was the Chairman and President of Amnesty International Australia for five years. 

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation policy
  • Cancellation must be in writing. 
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the event running — no penalty will be incurred.
  • Cancellation received within 5–10 business days prior to the event running — 50% of the event fee will be payable.
  • Cancellation received within 1–5 business days prior to the event running — 100% of the event fee will be payable.

Penalties may be waived in exceptional circumstances, work commitments do not count as exceptional circumstances.

Substitute nominees may attend in your place where deemed appropriate; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.

Note: If you do not cancel and do not attend, 100% of the event fee must be paid.

Program Changes 
IPAA NSW reserves the right to change programs/speakers/venue, or to cancel programs if the enrolment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond our control prevail. All registrants will be notified in the event of cancellation and their registration will be refunded. 


Feel free to contact our office on 02 8223 8418 or email for any questions and/or clarifications.

8/11/2018 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Atlassian HQ Level 29, 363 George Street Sydney, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA

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