IPAA SA is nearly 93 years old

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1927

IPA beginnings

The South Australian Division of the Institute was originally established in October 1927 as a regional group of the British Institute of Public Administration. It was the first such group formed in Australia. The other States followed suit with assistance from the South Australian Group.

1954

IPA to RIPA

In 1954 the Queen bestowed the title 'Royal' on the Institute and it became the Royal Institute of Public Administration.

1980

RIPA to AIPA

The regional groups remained as sub-groups of the British Royal Institute of Public Administration until January 1, 1980 when the Australian Institute of Public Administration came into existence as a separate entity.

The then National President of AIPA, D R Steele-Craik, CB, OBE, made a statement that was published in Vol. XXXIX, No. 1 March 1980 of the AJPA.

1985

Royal permission

The Queen granted permission for the Institute to use the prefix Royal on November 23, 1985.

1991

What a RIPAA

December 1991 saw the next genesis when the acronym RAIPA was changed by rearranging the letters to form the more politically correct RIPAA.

1995

Royal no more

In 1995, following the National Council Annual General Meeting, the title ‘Royal’ was dropped from the name of the Institute after conducting a survey and collecting votes from members of each Division.

1996

Bye RIPAA

On March 1, 1996, the name of the Institute changed to the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

THE DEMISE OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (UK)

Unfortunately, the British Royal Institute of Public Administration was placed in receivership on July 13, 1992 after 70 years.

2002

Adelaide in the spotlight

The National Conference is held in Adelaide on the theme of ‘Powerful Connections’ with the Hon Dr Basil Hetzel AC speaking on ‘Powerful Connections and the Challenge of Change’.

2016

National Collaboration

The IPAA National Conference is held in Adelaide for the second time on the theme of ‘Innovation Through Collaboration’, featuring the Garran Oration by The Hon. Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia.

2018

IPAA reborn

A nationally consistent IPAA brand is developed, reflecting a modern public service.

2020

Celebrating 40 years of IPAA

The institute celebrates 40 years as a national body, supporting best practice in the public sector.

The honour board

List of national fellows

2019

  • Taylor, CathySA
  • Sparkes Dr GillianVIC
  • Yates DeanVIC
  • Hubby JohnNSW
  • Schorer PSM, JanetNSW
  • McCarrey SueWA
  • Quinn, LizACT
  • Adamson, FrancesACT
  • Purtill JamesQLD
  • Crisp JulieNT

2018

  • David ReynoldsSA
  • Dr Teresa Anderson AMNSW
  • Cheryl Batgol PSMVic
  • Glenn KingNSW
  • Alison LarkinsACT
  • Nina LyhneWA
  • David Martine PSMVic
  • Bronwen Overton-Clarke PSMACT
  • Dave StewartQld

2017

  • Daniel ButlerSA
  • Dr Gordon de BrouwerACT
  • Susan HuntWA
  • Elizabeth KoffNSW
  • Renee LeonACT
  • Jennifer MasonNSW
  • Ben RimmerVic
  • Dr Helen SullivanVic

2016

  • Paul SuttonSA
  • Tim MaresSA
  • Jane Halton AO PSMACT
  • Samantha PalmerACT
  • Martin HoffmanNSW
  • Kym PeakeVic
  • Adrian RobbVic
  • Sharyn O'NeilWA

2015

  • Glenys BeauchampACT
  • Richard BoltVic
  • Margaret CrawfordNSW
  • Chris EcclesVic
  • Anne GaleSA
  • Cheryl GwilliamWA
  • Graham HeadNSW
  • Greg JohannesTas
  • Kathy LeighACT
  • George MasriACT
  • Susan PascoeVic

2014

  • Geoffrey KnightSA
  • Cath IngramACT
  • Paul O'ConnorACT
  • Dr Martin Parkinson PSMACT
  • David Tune PSMACT
  • Mike Allen PSMNSW
  • Leanne WallaceNSW
  • Richard SellersWA
  • Yehudi Blacher PSMVic
  • Gill CallisterVic
  • Robert Cockerell Tas

2013

  • Sandy PitcherSA
  • Michael Coutts-TrotterNSW
  • Peter Duncam AMNSW
  • Andrew Jackomos PSMVic
  • Allan Murphy PSMWA
  • Dr Claire NooneVic
  • Stephen Sedgwick AOACT
  • Jane SpringNSW
  • Andrew Tongue PSMVic
  • Alison TurnerACT
  • Dr Ian Watt AOACT

2012

  • Mike BlakeTas
  • John ComrieSA
  • Barry DunphyQld
  • Peter HarrisVic
  • Carmel McGregorACT
  • Andrew MetcalfeACT
  • Donna RygateNSW
  • Nazha SaadNSW
  • Grahame SearleWA
  • Fran ThornVic
  • Prof Ian ThynneNT
  • Jennifer WestacottNSW
  • Dr Peter WilkinsWA

2011

  • Erma RanieriSA
  • Peter AchterstrattNSW
  • Stephen BartosACT
  • Don ChallenTas
  • Prof Peter DawkinsVic
  • Illana HallidayNSW
  • Eric Lumsden PSM WA
  • Dr Kerry SchottNSW
  • Ian Stewart APMQld
  • Lynne TacyACT
  • Gerard Vaughan AMVic
  • Christopher WilliamsWA

2010

  • Euan Ferguson AFSMSA
  • Allan HolmesSA
  • Dr Lynn AllenWA
  • Russell Grove PSMNSW
  • Helen JonesNT
  • Ian McPhee PSMACT
  • Chloe MunroVic
  • Mary-Ann O'Luaghlin NSW
  • Dr Anne Tiernan PhDQld
  • Jane WoodruffNSW

2009

  • Mal Hyde AO APMSA
  • Elaine BenstedSA
  • Robert Atkinson APMQld
  • Peter ConnellyNSW
  • Grant HehirVic
  • Lisa Paul PSMACT
  • Pamela RutledgeNSW
  • Len ScanlanQld
  • Helen SilverVic

2008

  • Anne HoweSA
  • Prof Andrew ParkinSA
  • Margaret AllisonQld
  • Anthony Blunn AOACT
  • Gary Banks AOVic
  • Karin CallaghanNSW
  • Peter HennekenQld
  • Helen Williams AOACT

2007

  • Gary StorkeySA
  • John AlfordVic
  • Dr Wally CoxWA
  • Tim FarlandNSW
  • Terry GarwoodVic
  • Dr Jeff HarmerACT
  • John KirwanNT
  • Maxine MurrayWA
  • Dr Peter ShergoldACT
  • Jim VargheseQld

2006

  • Elizabeth Ho OAMSA
  • Prof John McMillanACT
  • Michael TaylorACT
  • Deborah SandarsNSW
  • Ray LaneQld
  • Dr Vince FitzgeraldVic
  • Penny ArmytageVic

2005

  • Robert CornallACT
  • Lewis HawkeACT
  • Robyn KrukNSW
  • Ian LittleVic
  • Jude MunroQld
  • Christine NixonVic
  • Patty RenfrowQld
  • Meryl StantonACT
  • John WannaQld

2004

  • Bruce GuerinSA
  • Andrew Cappie WoodNSW
  • Lisa CorbynNSW
  • John HalliganACT
  • Barbara BelcherACT
  • Patricia FaulknerVic
  • John CarrollNT

2003

  • Percy AllanNSW
  • Dr Geoff GallopWA
  • Terry MoranWic

2002

  • Carolyn BurlewNSW
  • Bill CosseySA
  • Dr Frank HarmanWA
  • Peter HarmsworthVic
  • Garry KellarQld
  • Barry MewettACT
  • Des PearsonWA
  • David RichmondNSW

2001

  • Peter AllenVic
  • Carolyn BlochNSW
  • Dr Hal ColebatchNSW
  • Prof Meredith EdwardACT
  • Dr Brian HeadQld
  • Ken MatthewsACT

2000

  • Dr Basil Hetzel ACSA
  • Helen BauerNSW
  • Denis IvesACT
  • Andrew PodgerACT
  • Bill Scales AOVic
  • Prof Roger ScottTas

1999

  • Tony LawsonSA
  • Janice ConnollySA
  • Bill BlickACT
  • Peter Kennedy PSMACT
  • Warren McCannVic
  • Colleen Moore PSMNSW
  • Philip MussaredTas

1998

  • Allan HawkeACT
  • Carolyn MasonQld
  • Elizabeth ProustVic
  • Jan SmithNSW
  • Chris WhitakerWA

1997

  • Sure VardonSA
  • Col GellatlyNSW
  • Ann ForwardACT

1996

  • Jane DiplockNSW
  • Colin HughesQld
  • Les QuinnellNSW
  • John Paterson AOVic
  • Murray RedmanNT
  • Lionel WoodwardACT

1995

  • Judith WorrallSA
  • Tony AyersACT
  • George BawtreeNSW
  • Glyn DavisQld
  • Elizabeth HarmanWA
  • Helen NelsonNSW
  • Peter KirbyVic

1994

  • Peter CoaldrakeQld
  • David HawkesNT
  • Pamela O'NeillACT
  • Michael VertiganTas
  • Philip WheelerNSW

1993

  • Robert J Barrett AMACT
  • Alison L Crook AONSW
  • Robert FI SmithQld

1992

  • Peter D AgarsSA
  • Martin AE ForrestWA
  • Richard G HumphryNSW
  • Allan A SkinnerWA
  • John C Taylor AOACT
  • Wilfred A TownsleyTas
  • Derek Volker AOACT

1991

  • John NethercoteACT
  • David G StevensonQld

1990

  • Michael S Keating AOACT
  • Barry J NutterSA

1989

  • Roy J CameronACT
  • Claire ClarkACT
  • Alan PeachmentWA
  • Kenneth W RoseNT
  • Michael C WoodWA

1988

  • Pamela E GrantNSW
  • Raymond HodgkinsonNSW
  • Martin J PainterNSW
  • Graham R PrattNSW

1987

  • Norman W F FisherACT
  • Norman Oakes AONSW

1986

  • Ken S TaeuberSA
  • Philip J FloodACT
  • Peter J MurfettTas

1985

  • Richard ConnollyNSW
  • Jack O'DonnellNSW

1984

  • John L EvansTas
  • Ronald J HowartsonQld
  • Robert B MacKenzieWA
  • Paul F PriorVic
  • Frederick H WheelerACT

1983

  • Hedley R BackmannSA
  • Digby G BlightWA
  • Brian G BurgessWA
  • Ralph J K ChapmanTas
  • Victor H CohenNSW
  • David C CorbettSA
  • Ross G CurnowNSW
  • Lindsay J CurtisACT
  • Robert C DaveyACT
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