EP#46: Growth in the Service

The pandemic has arguably compelled Australia’s public sector to grow and transform in a way as never seen before. It is more modern, flexible, fit for purpose and up to the task. It should be proud of its stewardship role looking after Australia’s health, social and economic needs throughout COVID-19.

Yet there is always more room to grow.

In this episode we are joined by Simon Atkinson, Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications as he is interviewed by Michael Manthorpe PSM, Commonwealth Ombudsman as part of IPAA’s Secretary Series.

Discussed in this episode:

  • Public sector diversity
  • Systems leadership
  • Mega projects
  • Importance of self-reflection and growth