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Deep Dive 3 - Social Outcomes

Deep Dive 3 - Social Outcomes

This event is part of a series of six events in the Doing things Differently series. If you would like to attend all six events in this series, please register for the package.

Virtual Event

Thursday 7 October 2021
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM 

Professional & Affiliate 
Non Member 

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How reimagining mitigating adverse social impacts of the COVID-19 recession will allow us to do things differently.

Deputy Secretaries Deep Dive 3 with Amy Brown and Michael Willing

Our collective efforts over the last 18 months have shown what our sector is truly capable of. We’ve kept NSW open for business, allowed the economy to prosper and enhanced the lives of our citizens by offering new ways of engagement.  

Now we’ve got a once in a generation opportunity to learn from these extraordinary times and truly do things differently.  

NSW’s 11 economic recovery priorities capitalise on and accelerate our sector’s recent innovations. These 11 priorities will reshape the future of government services and the work we do.

Regardless of your Cluster or position, it is critical you understand how each of these priorities will impact the sector and your role in it.

The third of IPAA’s series of five Deputy Secretary Deep Dives focuses on social outcomes.  

This session explores a single priority: understanding and mitigating the social impacts of the COVID-19 recession.

The panel of Deputy Secretaries will share details of the reform area they are leading including the objectives, initiatives, and barriers to be overcome. They will also share lessons other parts of the sector can apply to improve results and build productivity.

This is an exclusive opportunity for the whole sector to understand how these priorities drive recovery and position NSW as the place to live and work.

If you’re committed to playing an active role in the transformation of our sector, this event will give you the understanding and inspiration to do things differently.

This event is part of IPAA’s Doing things differently series which has been developed to help support the development of a world class public sector.

The series is offered free of charge to IPAA NSW Professional and Affiliate members as part of agreements that IPAA NSW has in place with each individual cluster.

While you can register for each event individually, we encourage you to register for all events as part of a package so you can build a deep understanding of the broader strategic priorities of the sector.


Amy Brown
Chief Executive Officer
Investment NSW

Amy Brown is passionate about enabling access to opportunities for individuals via a strong economy, healthy communities, and high-quality government services. She also believes in the power of partnership between Government, the private sector, NGO’s and educational institutions to drive outcomes and deliver value for taxpayers.
Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of Investment NSW, Amy was Deputy Secretary and head of the Strategy and Delivery group at the Department of Premier and Cabinet – a group formed to provide expert commercial, strategic and economic advice to the Premier on major and complex whole-of-government policies, programs and projects.
Amy has also been a Partner in the Sydney office of PwC’s Infrastructure and Urban Renewal Business, worked in infrastructure finance at NSW Treasury and as an infrastructure lawyer in a number of top tier law firms.

Michael Willing
NSW Police Force

Michael was appointed to his current position as Deputy Commissioner NSW Regional Field Operations in July 2021, leading over 5000 staff members providing police services across the Northern, Western and Southern Regions, along with the Capability, Performance and Youth Command. He is also the NSW Deputy State Emergency Operations Controller (Deputy SEOCON). 
In January 2020 Michael was appointed by the Premier of NSW as the ‘State Recovery Coordinator’ and head of the NSW Disaster Recovery Office, leading the state’s recovery from the 2019/2020 bushfire disaster overseeing a joint whole of government task force supported by the largest mobilised Australian Defence Force contingent since the second world war. 
Michael is a member of the Sydney University Institute of Criminology. Advisory Committee and has completed the Police Management Development Program (PMDP), the Police Executive Leadership Program (PELP), the inaugural NSW Police Force Strategic Leadership Program. He has also been a ‘visiting fellow’ at the Australian Institute of Police Management.

John Hubby
IPAA NSW Vice President

Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services
Department of Communities and Justice

In March 2017 John Hubby commenced in the position of Deputy Secretary Corporate Services at the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS). In this role John is responsible for the organisation’s “enabling pillar” of corporate functions. John brings to this role a track record of implementing major reform in public and private sector organisations and is leading the transformation of corporate and governance functions responsive to the many changes in FACS’ service delivery model.
Prior to this John Hubby held the position of Deputy Secretary Government and Corporate Services at the Department of Finance, Services & Innovation (DFSI). He joined that organisation in April 2012 and filled the role of Acting Chief Executive for ten months when Finance & Services joined the Treasury and Finance Cluster. In his role at DFSI John was responsible for the delivery of Corporate and Shared Services across the organisation of 7,000 employees.

Allan Mills
Partner, Consulting

Allan is a Consulting Partner, a member of Deloitte’s national public sector industry executive and the National Civil Sector Lead Partner. Allan has more than 10 years’ experience working with government to design programs, funding and governance to achieve the desired outcomes.

Allan’s passion is about making an impact to the world in which we live. He is focused on working with Government and their service delivery partners to improve outcomes for people they support. He does this by helping organisations improve their service delivery model, analysing and understanding the drivers for costs and making sure the right measurement approaches are in place.

We thank Deloitte for sponsoring the Doing Things Differently series of events. 

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7/10/2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
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