Thursday, 2 December 2021
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Professional & Associate $25
Non Member $55
If you are a NSW public sector employee, then you are eligible for Affiliate membership free of charge. Click here to join.
A link to the event will be sent to those that have registered the day before the event.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
Being part of a Secretary Valedictory event lets you learn directly from a departing member of NSW’s most senior public sector team. It’s a chance to hear their frank assessment about the secrets behind public sector successes and where our sector’s major challenges still lie. You’ll also hear about their own personal career trajectory, how they overcame the challenges they faced and their thoughts about the future of the NSW public sector.
At least 25% of this event is also allocated to questions from the floor, meaning that you will have the opportunity to play an active part in this discussion.
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Jim Betts has spent over 30 years working in government agencies in the U.K, Victoria and (for the last eight years) New South Wales. Most recently, Jim led the New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) as Secretary for two years. This period saw the department undertake transformational reform in areas like planning reform, water, urban design, sustainability, climate change, biodiversity conservation and energy. Jim was appointed to lead the New South Wales Public Service by Premier Berejiklian in July 2021, but the position was subsequently rescinded by her successor. Prior to joining DPIE, Jim spent six years as Chief Executive Officer for Infrastructure NSW where he led the development of two State Infrastructure Strategies, oversaw the state’s Infrastructure Investor Assurance function, delivered major state infrastructure projects and developed the state plan for the Construction Sector.
Co-Founder and Director
Natalie is a Director and co-founder of Bendelta. She is a practice area expert in Strategy and Organisational Alignment, working with the Boards and senior executive teams of many of Australia’s leading organisations to create transformational results. Natalie is also a Certified Master Coach with the Behavioural Coaching Institute. Based out of Bendelta’s Sydney office, Natalie works with clients across a broad range of sectors including media, professional services, government agencies and major listed corporates. She assists clients with both business review and strategy formulation, as well as with the practicalities of making change work, including the coaching of senior executives to achieve optimal effectiveness. Previous to Bendelta, Natalie spent five years working in management consultancy, based out of New Zealand and Australia. She holds degrees in Management and Psychology, both from the University of Auckland.
This event is presented with support from our partner, Bendelta.