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Gov Gathers: Young Professionals

This event is for Young Professional ages 34 and under only


Are you passionate about working in government?

Are you seeking career advice from a public sector senior leader?

Do you want to form stronger connections with your public sector peers?

During this event, you will have the opportunity to hear from William Murphy, Acting Secretary, The Cabinet Office, as he shares insights and advice for aspiring leaders in government. 

Have a drink, grab a slice of pizza, and foster inter-agency connections.


Find meaning in your government work through connecting with your peers and learning what it takes to make a difference in the sector. 

This event will give you the opportunity to expand your networks and be inspired together. 

Hear William’s valuable insights and advice to enhance work and inspire you to reach your full potential. 

Register now to secure your spot!


William Murphy
Acting Secretary
The Cabinet Office

William was appointed Acting Secretary, The Cabinet Office in September 2023. Prior to this William was the Deputy Secretary, Social Policy and National Reform and the Acting Deputy Secretary, Economic and Environment Policy in The Cabinet Office since its conception in July 2023.

The Cabinet Office enables robust Cabinet decision-making by ensuring policies and proposals submitted for consideration are of the highest quality and in line with government priorities. As leader of this central agency, William is responsible for providing stewardship of the NSW Cabinet system across government.

Prior to joining The Cabinet Office, he was pivotal in the establishment of the Department of Customer Service, leading the Customer, Delivery and Transformation division as Deputy Secretary. He drove customer centricity in data-led decision making and service design, including the introduction of the NSW State of the Customer report, modernising the operations of the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, and overseeing whole of government communications and branding. 

He has held numerous senior executive roles including heading the Premier’s Implementation Unit, and leading the government’s focus on transformation to digital, better use of data and driving better outcomes for the people of NSW. 

William is a graduate of the Executive Fellows and Executive Master of Public Administration programs from the Australian New Zealand School of Government, University of Sydney. He also holds a Master of Management (Industry Strategy) from the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance) from Curtin University.

In June 2022, William was awarded the Public Service Medal in recognition of his outstanding public service to NSW, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following this, William was awarded an Institute of Public Administration National Fellowship in October 2022 for his major contribution to the public sector’s use of data and analytics; areas that have been repeatedly identified as essential capabilities for all public sector leaders.

How to Register

If you are a NSW public sector employee, click here to become an Affiliate membership free of charge.

A link to the event will be sent to those who have registered the day before the event.

Event Details

 Time:     4:00PM – 6:00PM (AEST/AEDT)

 When:   Wednesday 3 April 2023

 Where:   IPAA NSW | Level 15, 175 Liverpool Street, Sydney NSW

 Cost:       Affiliate / Pro Members: Free


Be at your best, for NSW. 
Register now to secure your spot

Sponsor acknowledgement
This event is presented with support from our partners.
Wednesday, 03 April 2024
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Level 15, 175 Liverpool Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Professional & Affiliate Members $0

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