The People, Performance and Culture SIG was formed from the merger of the Capacity Building SIG and the HR and Learning & Development SIG. 

Aims and objectives

  • To provide a forum for discussion and innovation on human resource management, learning and development, and capacity building in the public sector.
  • Present leaders and case studies which contribute to high performance and innovative cultures.
  • Discuss successful workforce development strategies.
  • Recognise and use member capacity to build passionate high performance public sector cultures.
  • To present leaders and case studies on such areas as:
    performance management,
    strategic HR management issues,
    learning and development strategies
    learning and development innovations
    change management
    workforce planningrecruitment
    attraction and retention
    succession planning
    employment relations and industrial issues
    knowledge management
    talent management
  • To showcase and discuss successful capacity building, human resources and L&D strategies
  • To recognise and use member capacity to strengthen and build public sector capability

Program of events

The People Performance and Culture SIG holds several IPAA NSW events every year. We encourage members and others to suggest relevant topics and speakers.

The Committee

 The SIG Committee comprises:
Jane Thorpe (Department of Education and Communities)
Deputy convenor
Fiona Goodwin (Department of Finance and Services)
  • Robert Alder (Management Consultant)
  • Yim Chan (Public Service Commission)
  • Mark England (Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority)
  • Bernadette Harris (Harris Bromly Pty Ltd)
  • Don Jones (Office of Fair Trading)
  • Nicole Robinson (Department of Family and Community Services)
  • Tanya O'Dea (Transport for NSW)
  • Duncan Sutherland (Executive Coach)
Register your interest for the People, Performance and Culture SIG.

Contact us

Office address
Level 6, Bligh House
4-6 Bligh Street
NSW, 2000

Postal Address
GPO Box 904
NSW, 2001

Phone: 02 8223 8418
Fax: 02 8223 8420

ABN 13 432 812 038


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