Integrity is essential for building and maintaining trust in public institutions, and fostering a more productive, effective and inclusive society. Australian, state and territory governments are being called on internally and externally to align integrity and ethics with modern business practices and uphold community standards.

We invite you to join IPAA ACT for this year’s lunch-time Garran Oration, delivered by the first female Auditor-General of New South Wales, Margaret Crawford. In this role she supports the parliament to hold government to account for the effective use of public resources. Her work provides insights that inform and challenge government to improve outcomes for the community.

Margaret’s appointment to this role followed distinguished public service experience with the Australian Government, two state governments, and Australia’s largest local government. She has a track record of success leading and guiding public sector agencies in diverse areas such as housing, homelessness and community services, transport policy and regulation, taxation administration, and gaming regulation. In each role, her key focus has been to transform and improve performance to benefit customers and the community.

An inspiring leader, Margaret is also a trusted partner of colleagues across government, nongovernment organisations and industry bodies, and an authoritative adviser to the parliament, government ministers, and boards. Her most recent experience has further enhanced Margaret’s knowledge of governance, integrity and assurance systems that build trust in public institutions.

Learn about our speakers

Margaret Crawford

Auditor-General for New South Whales
Audit Office of New South Whales


Event brought to you by


Friday, 18 August 2023

11:30am to 1:30pm ACST
(12:00pm to 2:00pm AEST)


or in-person at Gandel Hall
National Gallery of Australia, 30 Parkes Pl E, Parkes
ACT 2600
View map

Please refer to IPAA ACT website