On the Couch with Mary Ann O'Loughlin AM

On the Couch with Mary Ann O'Loughlin AM
Thursday 11 June 2020
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Registrations open at 5:00 PM
Location TBC
Professional & Associate $0
Affiliate $69
Non Member $99
Education (non-member) $69 - contact events@nsw.ipaa.org.au to purchase a ticket

Our 24th On the Couch series features Mary Ann O’Loughlin AM, Deputy Secretary, Skills and Higher Education, Department of Education

ABOUT THIS EVENT 

Stewards of the Sector is a series of informal interviews with key leaders of the public sector. Hosted by former ABC journalist, Monica Attard, these interviews explore the person behind the role, their influences and priorities, and their insights into the future of the public sector. 

Our special guest for this event is Mary Ann O’Loughlin, Deputy Secretary, Skills and Higher Education, Department of Education. Mary Ann’s career includes roles in the Commonwealth and NSW public sectors as well as the private sector.

Between 2008 and 2014, Mary Ann was Executive Councillor and Head of the Secretariat of the COAG Reform Council. Mary Ann was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to public administration through the development of social policies and the reform of federal financial relations. This background gives Mary Ann a unique perspective on inter-jurisdictional collaboration and social policy.
 
Previous On the Couch interviewees have included Margaret Crawford (Auditor-General of New South Wales), Glenn King (Secretary, Customer Service Cluster), Emma Hogan (Public Service Commissioner), Damon Rees (Chief Executive Officer, Service NSW), Sonja Stewart (Deputy Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet), Tim Reardon (Secretary of Transport for NSW), Jeannine Biviano (Deputy Secretary, Government and Corporate Services of Department of Finance, Services and Innovation), Mark Scott (Secretary NSW Department of Education) and Elizabeth Koff (Secretary of NSW Health).

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

100% of respondents to our event survey rated the On the Couch with Amy Brown as good to excellent. 

“These events provide wonderful insights to the thinking of senior leaders that would be unavailable except to close friends” – Anonymous


This is an opportunity to hear first-hand about Mary Ann’s leadership style and aspirations in an informal interview conducted by an award-winning journalist. The interview concludes with a brief Q&A session with questions from the audience.

All IPAA events include purposeful networking which allows you to:

  • Build relationships with the speaker/s and fellow guests
  • Develop your capabilities
  • Establish connections across the NSW public sector.

SPEAKER 

Mary Ann O’Loughlin AM
Deputy Secretary, Skills and Higher Education
NSW Department of Education


Mary Ann O’Loughlin is Deputy Secretary, Skills and Higher Education, in the NSW Department of Education.

One way or another, she has been involved in public policy for over thirty years. She has worked in the Commonwealth and NSW public services, in the private sector, at universities and for former Prime Minister Paul Keating.

As Charles Dickens would say, ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’. Mary Ann would say that she has been fortunate to be part of significant policy reform to improve people’s lives. But she would also say that she has been part of policy failure as on her watch critical areas such as domestic family violence remain entrenched problems.

She lives by the philosophy that ‘the best thing for being sad is to learn something’, so she is up for continuing to learn.


FACILITATOR

Monica Attard


Monica spent 28 years at the ABC working across radio and television. She was the ABC’s Russia correspondent at possibly the best time in modern history to be a Russian correspondent.

She reported on the coup against Mikhail Gorbachev, the collapse of Soviet communism, the rise of Boris Yeltsin and his peculiar brand of capitalism and democracy, the first Chechen war and she covered civil wars across the old Soviet Union. Four years of covering the revolution left her with just enough energy to pump out a book about the events.

Monica is now working with CNN International and The Hoopla, a women’s website, based in Sydney.

Contact

Contact our office on 02 8066 1900 or email events@nsw.ipaa.org.au for any questions and/or clarifications.
When
11/06/2020 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where
Location TBC NSW AUSTRALIA
 

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