Deep Dive 4 - Changing how we live and work

Deep Dive 4 - Changing how we live and work

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 4 November 2021
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM 

Professional & Affiliate 
Non Member 

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How changing how we live & work will allow us to do things differently.

Deputy Secretaries Deep Dive 4 with Joost de Kock, Alex O'Mara and Kim Curtain

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 fourth of IPAA’s series of five Deputy Secretary Deep Dives focuses on revitalising centres, healthy living and mobility.
This session explores a single priority: encouraging vibrant centres and efficient mobility services fostering economic growth, innovation, healthy living and inclusion.

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.

Joost de Kock
Deputy Secretary Customer Strategy and Technology
Transport for NSW

Joost joined Transport for NSW (TfNSW) in March 2020 as Deputy Secretary Customer Strategy and Technology. Prior to this, he was the General Manager Enterprise Transformation at Services Australia. He is a former Partner, Managing Director and Senior Advisor in the Sydney office of Boston Consulting Group where he was a member of BCG’s global Public Sector and Technology Advantage Practices, and the global IT in government topic leader. Joost’s career has been built around his ability to set strategy, define technology-driven reform and deliver customer-centric solutions. These are the skills he brings to his role at TfNSW where he is responsible for leveraging data and insights, new technologies, innovative solutions and partnerships to provide improved, integrated customer-centred solutions and develop long-term strategies, plans and policies for the Transport Cluster.

Alex O'Mara
Group Deputy Secretary of Place, Design and Public Spaces Group
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Alex O'Mara is the Group Deputy Secretary of Place, Design and Public Spaces Group within the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. Alex is tasked with leading two NSW Premier’s Priorities: Greening Our City and Greener Public Spaces. She also leads work to re-orient the planning system around people, places and communities, with a continued focus on greater upfront strategic planning, excellence in design, local neighbourhood character, and public spaces.
Prior to that, Alex was the Deputy Secretary for Create NSW, leading the delivery of the largest investment in cultural infrastructure in NSW since the Opera House was built and the development of the NSW Cultural Infrastructure Plan. 

Kim Curtain
Chief Operating Officer - NSW Treasury

As the Chief Operating Officer at NSW Treasury, Kim’s goal is to maintain Treasury’s position as a world-class public service, by encouraging collaboration and flexibility, streamlining processes, boosting staff engagement and strengthening the foundations of OneTreasury overall.
Kim is a commercial and finance professional with over 20 years of experience across both public and private sectors. Previously, the Deputy Secretary Jobs, Investment and Tourism, she was instrumental in the development of Global NSW, the State’s comprehensive Trade and Investment Strategy for long term economic development and job creation. This involved working with Government and industry to ensure NSW remains globally competitive and invests in the industries and places that will ensure NSW remains a great place to live, work and visit.
Kim has also led the Infrastructure and Structured Finance Unit at NSW Treasury, providing specialist advice to line agencies and Government on the procurement and delivery of NSW’s $89.7 billion infrastructure agenda. She is passionate about collaboration across the public sector and working in partnership with the private sector to maximise efficiency and outcomes for the people of NSW.

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.

Ursula Brennan
National Leader, Public Sector and Public Policy 

Ursula is the National Leader for Deloitte's public sector and public policy practice, coordinating services from across our business to support State, Federal and local government clients in delivering better outcomes for citizens. Ursula also leads Deloitte's national Business Case Centre of Excellence, providing advice to assist clients in securing funding for major infrastructure, ICT and reform programs. Ursula's previous experience includes a broad range of corporate finance engagements, including strategic reviews, mergers, acquisitions and divestments, business planning and capital raisings. Prior to joining Deloitte, Ursula spent three years with ANZ’s Merchant Banking division in London and Paris, focusing on cross border funding, and a further four years in industry as European CFO of an international company.

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

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4/11/2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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