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Gov Gathers: People Leaders
This event is for People Leaders only.


Are you keen to develop professional networks in the sector but feel you are time-constrained?

Do you want to connect with a senior leader and get career advice that can help take you to the next level?
During this event, you will have the opportunity to hear from Shaun Smith, Chief Operating Officer of Corporate Services at the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. Hear Shaun’s insights on thriving in the public sector while balancing conflicting priorities and time constraints. 
Build industry relationships and learn how to progress your career to the next level in this casual and short event format. 




This event will broaden your cross-sector networks, and help you boost your management capabilities.  

Hear Shaun's valuable insights and advice to enhance your work, inspiring you to reach your full potential. 



Shaun Smith
Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, FIPAA
Planning and Environment



Shaun is the Chief Operating Officer having held the prior roles of Deputy Secretary Corporate Services in the Department Planning and Environment and its predecessors including the Department of Industry since 2017. He is responsible for the operations of the overall Department leading a team of professionals across finance, HR, ICT, procurement, facilities, communications and shared services including oversight of the Department and associated agencies budget of circa $6 billion in financial year 2023.

Shaun has nearly 15 years public policy and administration experience having joined NSW State Government in 2009. During his time in NSW Government, he has held a range of executive roles and led a number of significant government reforms and priorities including the establishment of the NSW Telco Authority in 2011, the transformation of NSW Public Works, and the $2.6 billion Land and Property Information concession for the Department of Finance Services and Innovation.? Shaun also brings to the Department extensive domestic and international experience in large commercial roles within property, engineering, and construction.

How to register


This event is for IPAA members only. If you are a NSW public sector employee, click here to become an Affiliate member free of charge.

This event is for managers only.

Event Details


 Time:      04:00PM – 06:00PM (AEST/AEDT)

 When:    Wednesday 06 November 2024

 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, 06 November 2024
4:00PM - 6:00PM
IPAA NSW, Level 15, 175 Liverpool Street, Sydney
NSW 2000
Professional & Affiliate Members $0

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