IPAA NSW Young Professionals is a group of members who work together to identify areas that will support the professional and personal development of tomorrow's public sector leaders. The Young Professionals Network arranges events of special interest to those members who are 34 years of age and under.

Aims and objectives

  • Connect - To offer a platform through which young professionals that work in government, are associated with or interested in the public sector can maintain and expand their professional circles and peer networks.
  • Grow - To catalyse, build and promote development opportunities for young professionals engaged with the public sector.
  • Lead - To enable young professionals driven to create public value to build their leadership capabilities outside of the workplace.

In addition the two Young Professional Councillors provide younger members with a direct link to the IPAA NSW Council and offer an effective way to progress issues they consider significant.

Program of events

Key activities being planned by the group include the annual CEO and Young Professionals Breakfast and various other opportunities to network and socialise. Young Professionals events are advertised to all eligible members through the IPAA website.

YPN Committee Convenor


Ruo Yan
Strategy and Planning Analyst
Western Sydney Airport

YPN Committee Members


Jesse Hanna

Legal & Ministerial Coordinator
NSW Rural Fire Service

Gareth Williams
Contracts Delivery Manager | Commercial and Supply Chain | Engineering & Maintenance
Sydney Trains

Alexander Kirkpatrick
Senior Project Officer
NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Laura Baker
Consultant
ACIL Allen Consulting

Jessica Hresc
Policy Officer | Aged Care Unit | Health and Social Policy Branch
NSW Health

Hannah Gibson
Graduate Project Officer
NSW Department of Communities and Justice 

Divya Nagavara
Senior Project Officer
Liquor & Gaming NSW

Rebecca Milne-Muller
Graduate, ICT / Digital Sourcing | Digital.NSW
Department of Customer Service

Laura Grenell
Project Coordinator
eHealth NSW

Register your interest for the Young Professionals Network.

Contact the YPN Convenor directly.