Wednesday, 4 May 2022
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Professional & Associate $0
Non Member $55
Transport for NSW $0
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Due to the content of On the Couch, IPAA does not record these events, therefore this event will not be available for retrospective viewing.
Is this event right for you?
Our On the Couch sessions are unmissable for anyone wanting personal insights from our public sector leaders on what makes them tick.
Each informal interview spotlights a different public sector leader, exploring the person behind the role, their influences and priorities, and their insights into the future of the public sector.
Our special guest for the 27th On the Couch event is Kiersten Fishburn, who was appointed as Deputy Secretary, Cities & Active Transport at Transport for NSW in December 2021.
Kiersten Fishburn has led state, local government and community sector organisations. As well as reflecting on the choices and the influences that have shaped her career, this discussion will explore the relationship between the state and local government sectors and their perspectives on the policy priorities facing NSW.
Kiersten will be in conversation with Natalie Micarone, Co-Founder and Director of Bendelta. Natalie is a practice area expert in Strategy and Organisational Alignment, working with the Boards and senior executive teams of many of Australia’s leading organisations to create transformational results. Natalie is also a Certified Master Coach with the Behavioural Coaching Institute.
What will you gain?
On the Couch interviews provide fascinating insights into the thinking of senior leaders, and the opportunity to ask them directly about issues that matter to you.
These events are not recorded, so register today for the opportunity to hear exclusive insights from sector leaders.
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Deputy Secretary, Cities & Active Transport
Transport for NSW
Kiersten Fishburn is the Deputy Secretary, Cities & Active Transport at Transport for NSW. This new Division is focused on ensuring our cities and neighbourhoods are integrated with transport, making our places, streets and open spaces functional, beautiful, inclusive and inviting for all to enjoy. She brings a fresh energy to the role with ambitions to help our cities reach their full potential.
Prior to joining Transport, Kiersten led the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) as Secretary after almost two years as head of the Planning Delivery Unit (PDU). She has held leadership roles with Liverpool City Council City of Sydney, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Accessible Arts.
Co-Founder and Director
Natalie is a Director and co-founder of Bendelta. She is a practice area expert in Strategy and Organisational Alignment, working with the Boards and senior executive teams of many of Australia’s leading organisations to create transformational results. Natalie is also a Certified Master Coach with the Behavioural Coaching Institute.
Based out of Bendelta’s Sydney office, Natalie works with clients across a broad range of sectors including media, professional services, government agencies and major listed corporates. She assists clients with both business review and strategy formulation, as well as with the practicalities of making change work, including the coaching of senior executives to achieve optimal effectiveness.
Previous to Bendelta, Natalie spent five years working in management consultancy, based out of New Zealand and Australia. She holds degrees in Management and Psychology, both from the University of Auckland.
This event is presented with support from our partner, Bendelta.
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