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Valedictory: Margaret Crawford PSM

Hear the Auditor General’s departing reflections on the sector at this exclusive event


About this event

IPAA NSW occupies a privileged position working with leaders across the NSW public sector. Our Valedictory series allows departing senior leaders to provide their observations and comments in a public address. 

Integrity has been the guiding principle for Margaret Crawford PSM, who made history in New South Wales as the first woman to lead the agency overseeing public sector accountability across the state.

In her extensive career, she has demonstrated excellence in various agencies and government departments, spanning all three levels of government. In this address, the public sector leader recounts her professional journey and the valuable lessons she has gathered on her path.
In her IPAA Secretary Valedictory address, Margaret will share her experiences and insights in areas of key interest to current and aspiring public sector leaders. Her address will range from reflecting on career milestones, to the challenges and opportunities facing the public sector. 
Why you should attend 

This is your opportunity to hear from a distinguished leader in the public sector about current issues facing the state.

Strengthen your understanding of the unique responsibilities of the public sector by listening to Margaret share her insights on working in the public sector.   

At least 25% of this event is also allocated to questions from the floor, meaning that you will have the opportunity to play an active part in this discussion.


Margaret Crawford 
Auditor General
Audit Office of NSW

Margaret is a Fellow of the Institute and a respected, accomplished and experienced leader of large, complex public sector organisations having worked for many years at a CEO/COO/Deputy Secretary level.

Currently, Margaret holds the position of Auditor-General for New South Wales. Prior to her taking up this position, she was the Deputy Secretary Corporate Services for the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).

Margaret’s career has been with the Commonwealth Government, two State Governments and with Australia’s largest local government. Margaret has a track record of success in a diverse range of sectors, housing and homelessness, community and disability services, transport policy and regulation, taxation administration, corporate services and gaming regulation. While varied, her key focus in each role has been to transform and improve outcomes for customers, often the most vulnerable citizens in the community.


Mark Webb FIPAA

Mark Webb is the Chief Executive of the NSW Department of Parliamentary Services, a specialist service department working to support the operation of the NSW Parliament by providing logistical support and advice to Members of Parliament, the Departments of the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly and the people of NSW.

Mark has worked across the private and public sectors, including 15 years in senior executive roles in the federal public sector, the NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet, the NSW Public Service Commission, the Office of Environment & Heritage and the Department of Planning & Environment.  Mark also has experience in the delivery of public services by the not-for-profit sector, through his role on the board of Community First Step, a NFP organisation supporting the Fairfield community.

Mark holds bachelors degrees in Engineering (BEng) and Science (BSc), as well as a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and has completed the Executive Fellows Program at ANZSOG.  As well as being a member for IPAA for nearly a decade, he is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

How to register

If you are a NSW public sector employee, click here to become an Affiliate member free of charge.


Event Details 


 10:00AM – 11:00AM (AEST/AEDT)


 Friday 01 March 2024


 Virtual event via Microsoft Teams


 Pro Members: Free
 Affiliate Members: Free
 Non-members: $55

Be at your best, for NSW. 
Register now to secure your spot

Sponsor acknowledgement
This event is presented with support from our partners.
Friday, 01 March 2024
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Pro Members: Free, Affiliate Members: Free Non-members: $55

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