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Gov Gathers: Executive Directors

Building your network with other Executive Directors

This event is for people at a level 9/10, 11/12 or Band 1 and above

About this event

Are you career focused and looking to grow or to inspire those around you?  

Do you feel driven by your sector’s purpose and values? 

Are you trying to balance complex work environments and transformations within the sector?

At this event, you’ll hear exclusive career insights from Chris Hanger, Chief Operating Officer of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment, and Water. Chris will share his career advice on how to become a successful leader in government. 

Connect with like-minded professionals, learn how to progress your career, and build strategic teams. 

What will you gain?

Hear sector-specific insights from a leader in government.  

Broaden your networks and deepen your sector connections.  

Hear Chris’s valuable insights and advice to progress in your leadership role while building and inspiring successful teams. 


Chris Hanger
Chief Operating Officer
Climate Change, Energy, the Environment, and Water

Chris joined the NSW government in 2013 and has held senior executive roles in the Department of Industry, the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Department of Regional NSW, was the CEO of the Greater Cities Commission and is now the Chief Operating Officer for the NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.

In these roles Chris has led teams who designed and delivered more than $16 billion in flagship regional development, disaster recovery and infrastructure investment packages; undertook the strategic planning for more than a quarter of Australia’s population across Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong and now leads the people, finance and legal functions supporting the Department leading NSW’s climate change, energy transition, environment and water policy development and program delivery.

Chris leads teams passionate about designing and delivering programs that drive job creation, economic development, improved amenity and address climate impacts across NSW. They do this whilst incorporating the insights of our young people, improving aboriginal outcomes, championing diversity and inclusion and bringing the voice of communities across NSW to the heart of government decision making.

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


 4:00PM – 6:00PM (AEST/AEDT)


 Wednesday 12 June 2024


 IPAA NSW, Level 15
175 Liverpool Street
Sydney, 2000


 Professional / Affiliate 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, 12 June 2024
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Level 15 175 Liverpool Street, IPAA NSW, Sydney
Professional / Affiliate Members - Free

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