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In conversation with The Hon. John Graham, MLC

Hear directly from the Special Minister of State


Is this event for you?

Would you be more effective if you better understood the Government’s priorities?

Do you want insights into how you can better serve the government?

This event offers you an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Minister Graham MLC, Special Minister of State about his hopes for this term of government. 

Minister Graham will share his aspirations for the NSW public sector.  

You’ll also learn more about his special areas of interest including economic justice and inequality, governance and public libraries.

What will you gain?

This is your unique opportunity to directly engage with a Member of the NSW Parliament.

Following his address, you will have a chance to ask your questions directly through the moderated Q&A session.

You can help shape the conversation by submitting a question with your registration.  

The Hon. John Graham, MLC
Member of the Legislative Council
Special Minister of State, Minister for Roads, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Music and the Night-time Economy, and Minister for Jobs and Tourism
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
Member of the Australian Labor Party 

Prior to his election Mr Graham served for six years as the Assistant General Secretary for the NSW Labor Party. He has worked as an advisor to state governments in NSW and Queensland, including working as the Deputy Chief of Staff to Premier Nathan Rees. Mr Graham has also worked in the higher education sector and for the Finance Sector Union. He has been a member of the Labor party since 1991 and is a founder of Labor Loves Live Music. Mr Graham holds a Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences) from the University of Sydney, following his graduation from Newcastle High. Mr Graham is married, with two children. Outside of politics, he enjoys reading, walking and cycling, live music and the arts.

Mark Webb FIPAA
Chief Executive
Parliamentary Services
IPAA NSW President

Mark Webb is the Chief Executive of the NSW Department of Parliamentary Services, a specialist service department working to support the operation of the NSW Parliament by providing logistical support and advice to Members of Parliament, the Departments of the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly and the people of NSW. 

Mark has worked across the private and public sectors, including 15 years in senior executive roles in the federal public sector, the NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet, the NSW Public Service Commission, the Office of Environment & Heritage and the Department of Planning & Environment.  Mark also has experience in the delivery of public services by the not-for-profit sector, through his role on the board of Community First Step, a NFP organisation supporting the Fairfield community.

Mark holds bachelors degrees in Engineering (BEng) and Science (BSc), as well as a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and has completed the Executive Fellows Program at ANZSOG.  As well as being a member for IPAA for nearly a decade, he is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Elizabeth Mildwater
Enterprise, Investment and Trade

Elizabeth was appointed Secretary of Enterprise, Investment and Trade in October 2022, bringing more than 25 years' management experience across customer services, legal, company secretarial, compliance, risk, management, human resources, and general operations.

Prior to that, Elizabeth was CEO of the Greater Cities Commission and held senior leadership roles at Transport for NSW, including helping to drive the integration transport modes to deliver improved customer-centred services and infrastructure for the Sydney metropolitan area. Elizabeth's earlier executive positions included Director of Australian Programs for Save the Children Australia and the Victorian Group General Manager with Transurban. Elizabeth is passionate about harnessing stakeholder and employee engagement and new technologies to achieve new levels of service.

She serves as a Council member with IPAA NSW and was appointed a National Fellow in 2022. In addition to holding degrees in Law and Economics, Elizabeth has an MA in Contemporary Asian Analysis and has completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

How to register

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


Event Details 


 09:30AM – 10:30AM (AEST/AEDT)


 Thursday 11 April 2024


 Virtual event


 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.
Thursday, 11 April 2024
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Professional & Affiliate Members : Free Non Member : $55

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