Public Service Transformed: With Professor Peter Shergold

Event Date: 
23 May 2013
Pan Pacific Hotel
207 Adelaide Tce

Professor Peter Shergold has in his remarks since retiring from the Public Service called for a transformation in how the public service views itself and the services it delivers. He calls for new ways of working that leverage public servants as knowledge workers rather than service deliverers. The session will feature Peter’s latest thinking in this area.

A workshop engaging the audience will allow presenters to build their ideas with crowd sourced knowledge before a final wrap up in which Peter reflects upon the ideas and experience of the session.

Professor Shergold is the most dynamic and engaging presenter on the issues of public sector reform and redesign in Australia. The opportunity to hear him present in a wide-ranging seminar such as this is a rare opportunity not to be missed.

•Service co-design and co-creation
•Four different perspectives on the future shape of the public service
•Policy challenges facing the public service

Facilitated By

Sue McCarrey MIPAA
IPAA WA President
Deputy Director General
Policy, Planning and Investment
Department of Transport


Public Service Transformed
Professor Peter Shergold AC FIPAA
University of Western Sydney

A distinguished academic and public service career that spans over three decades, Professor Shergold brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his thoughts on public service transformation. As the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2003-2008, Professor Shergold was the nation’s most senior public servant. In two decades as a senior public servant he served four Prime Ministers and eight Ministers in both Labor and Coalition governments.

During this time, he established the Office of Multicultural Affairs, headed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC), and was Public Service Commissioner. He was Secretary of several government departments, including the Department of Education, Science and Training, and the Department of Employment, Workforce Relations and Small Business.

Professor Shergold has a Bachelor of Arts (First Class) from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, a Master of Arts in History from the University of Illinois and a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. Read full bio here>>

Hear From

Tom Tolchard
Future Proof Consulting

Carina Uehr MIPAA
Communications Coordinator
Public Sector Commission

Who Should Attend?
•Public service professionals with an interest in the future of the public service
•Not-for-profit employee's interested in developing partnerships with government.

For more information or to register:

08 9221 1177
08 9221 3733
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