Kathrina Lo, Elizabeth Mildwater and Susan Pearce will share their personal and professional insights for other women aspiring to leadership roles at this intimate lunch.
If you are a senior woman in the NSW public sector, this event will leave you feeling connected and motivated.
No two career stories are the same and this lunch is an opportunity to hear three unique perspectives from some of the most senior women in the NSW sector.
Facilitated by Salesforce’s Giselle Kapterian, the conversation will range from the opportunities and challenges they faced in their careers to their learnings as individuals.
The panel will also discuss how the sector can support more women in executive-level careers.
You’ll have the opportunity to ask your questions and network with senior women from across NSW over a two-course lunch.
This event is not to be missed for any female leader in today’s public sector.
Kathrina joined the Commission in April 2020 after previously working as a Deputy Secretary for the Department of Communities and Justice.
Kathrina has extensive public sector experience with both state and federal governments. She has held senior executive roles in the NSW Department of Justice, NSW Audit Office and NSW Information and Privacy Commission.
Kathrina has qualifications in law and economics. She is passionate about working in the public interest, and is a champion for diversity and inclusion.
The Public Service Commissioner is an independent office holder.
Elizabeth Mildwater - Full bio
Elizabeth joined the Commission as Chief Executive Officer in January 2021.
Prior to her appointment, Elizabeth was the Deputy Secretary, Greater Sydney at Transport for New South Wales where she was responsible for delivering customer-centred services and infrastructure for the Sydney metropolitan area.
She’d previously held the positions of Deputy Secretary of Customer Technology and Services and Deputy Secretary of People and Corporate Services at TfNSW.
Elizabeth’s earlier executive roles included Director of Australian Programs for Save the Children Australia and Victorian Group General Manger for Transurban in Melbourne.
She is passionate about harnessing stakeholder and employee engagement and new technologies to achieve new levels of service.
Susan Pearce - Secretary, Ministry of Health
Susan Pearce - Full bio
Susan Pearce is Secretary, NSW Health, appointed in March 2022. In this role, Susan is responsible for the management of the NSW health system - with over 120,000 FTE and a budget of over $30billion - to ensure the provision of world-class, patient-centred care to the people of NSW.
Prior to her recent appointment, Susan was Deputy Secretary, Patient Experience and System Performance Division, a position she has held from November 2015. In that role, Susan had responsibility for the oversight of front-end service delivery and system performance and management across NSW Health, and improving patient experience.
Susan was also the Controller of the State Health Emergency Operations Centre (SHEOC), responsible for directing and overseeing NSW Health’s operational response to the pandemic. From February 2021, Susan led the NSW Health vaccine rollout program, establishing over 40 NSW Health vaccination clinics and more than 100 mobile, outreach and pop-up locations across the state to contribute to the high vaccination rate that have been achieved amongst the people of NSW.
Susan began her career as a registered nurse more than 30 years ago in Broken Hill and has continually worked to serve the communities of NSW, including working in number of Local Health Districts and subsequently as the NSW Chief Nurse. Susan has qualifications in Law and was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW as a solicitor in September 2019.
If you are a NSW public sector employee, you are eligible for Affiliate membership free of charge. Join IPAA today.
A link to the event will be sent to those who have registered the day before the event.
This event is for senior executive women employed by the NSW public sector at Band 1 and above.
12:00PM – 14:00PM (AEST/AEDT)
Friday 14 October 2022
Tower 1, Level 2/100 Barangaroo Ave
Barangaroo NSW 2000
Professional Members - $90
Affiliate Members - $110
Non-members - $130
Be at your best, for NSW.
Register now to secure your spot.