EP#24: Last Drinks with Drew Baker, Caroline Walsh, Carmel McGregor.

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 servants
  • The importance of peer connections and networking
  • Key achievements of the IPAA ACT team over the past 5 years
  • Future plans for the direction of IPAA ACT