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The Role of the Cabinet Office

Discover the new era of Premier and Cabinet

Discover the new era of Premier and Cabinet

Is this event for you?

In the wake of last year's Machinery of Government changes, the Department of Premier and Cabinet has undergone a split, giving rise to two distinct portfolios: The Premier's Department and The Cabinet Office.

 Experience a new perspective on governance as Secretary of The Cabinet Office, Kate Boyd, delves into the role of the newly established Cabinet Office.

Don't miss out on an insightful discussion led by Mark Webb, Chief Executive of Parliamentary Services, as he delves into Kate's crucial priorities at The Cabinet Office.

At this event, Kate will reveal how both portfolios are leveraging a strategic relationship to solve government problems.

What will you gain?

Create a better understanding of the new changes and what this means for your government work. 

At least 25% of this event will be allocated to questions from the floor, meaning that you will have the opportunity to play an active part in this discussion.

This event is free to everyone who works in the NSW public sector.   


Kate Boyd PSM
The Cabinet Office

Kate Boyd is currently the Secretary of The Cabinet Office NSW (TCO). Kate previously served in the role of Deputy Secretary, General Counsel, advising across a range of areas relevant to the Premier’s portfolio including constitutional and electoral law, parliamentary matters, integrity and accountability, privacy and access to government information. 

Kate led the legal, Cabinet, and governance functions within TCO and was the Department’s Chief Risk Officer. She is a member of the Law Society of NSW’s Government Solicitor’s Committee. Kate was named as a finalist in the category of Public Servant of the Year in the 2020 NSW Premier’s Awards, and received the Public Service Medal in the 2022 Australia Day Honours in recognition of her work on the legal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before joining the NSW Government, Kate specialised in competition and consumer law at Allens.


Mark Webb
Chief Executive of Parliamentary Services
Parliament NSW

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).


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If you are a NSW public sector employee, you are eligible for Affiliate membership free of charge. Join IPAA today. 

Event Details


 10:00AM – 11:00AM (AEST/AEDT)


 Wednesday 8 May 2024


 Virtual event via Vimeo


 Professional Members - Free
 Affiliate Members - Free
 Non-members - $50

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8/05/2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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