EP#24: Last Drinks with Drew Baker, Caroline Walsh, Carmel McGregor
Work with Purpose: A podcast about the Australian Public Service.
From the first floor of a Belconnen Tavern to the shadows of Parliament House.Drew Baker’s transformative term as a leader of the ACT Branch of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA), is one of energy, strategy and opportunism.With his trademark eye for detail, Drew grew the organisation’s profile into one of Australia’s most important public sector institutions.In this week’s edition of Work with Purpose, Drew is joined in conversation with David Pembroke, Carmel McGregor and IPAA’s incoming CEO, Caroline Walsh.We learn that it was indeed Carmel who convinced Drew over coffee to take on the role of IPAA CEO and that Caroline and Drew were once EL1 colleagues in the APS.Drew Baker has made a remarkable contribution to IPAA.We hope you enjoy his story.Discussed in this episode:Recognising, celebrating and connecting public servantsThe importance of peer connections and networkingKey achievements of the IPAA ACT team over the past 5 yearsFuture plans for the direction of IPAA ACT See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
EP#57: The revolution of listening, with Carmel McGregor
GovComms: The Future of Government Communication
Fresh from the Archives Carmel McGregor forged a highly successful and notable career in the Australian Public Service. She is a psychologist by training and is intrinsically interested in how people think and what makes them tick. Before her retirement in 2014 Carmel was the Deputy Secretary Defence People in the Department of Defence. Prior to joining the Department of Defence in 2012 Carmel held a position as the Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner where she was a member of the Advisory Group on Reform of Australian Government Administration (Blueprint) and led a review of Pathways for APS Women in Defence. Before joining the Australian Public Service Commission, Carmel was Deputy Secretary Client and Corporate Services in the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). During her time with DIAC she led global client service reform and a major organisational and cultural change program. Discussed in this episode: The role of communications Communicating for success The revolution of listening Understanding why public servants need to be able explain their work to the public Carmel's advice for government communicators