Date posted: 21/11/2017 5 min read

Leaders in public service recognised

Annual Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s Leadership in Government Awards recognises leaders in public service

In Brief

  • Outstanding Contribution in Public Administration Award recipient – Mark Konza, Deputy Commissioner, Public Groups International, ATO
  • Emerging Leader of the Year Award recipient – Stephen Sorbello, A/g Assistant Secretary, ASC Reform Implementation Branch, Department of Finance
Stephen Sorbello, Lucy Vincent, CA ANZ CEO Rick Ellis, Jessica Tran, Mark Konza.

The achievements of outstanding leaders in the public service have been recognised at the annual Leadership in Government Awards.

Two recipients were recognised for their leadership in encouraging and fostering innovation and excellence in public service.

Mark Konza, Deputy Commissioner, Public Groups International, ATO was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Contribution in Public Administration Award which recognises exceptional leaders in public service and their contribution to the development and implementation of the Federal Government’s Policy.

Stephen Sorbello, A/g Assistant Secretary, ASC Reform Implementation Branch, Department of Finance was awarded the Emerging Leader of the Year Award which recognises those who have excelled and made a visible difference in the public sector.

This year, the judging panel – chaired by former Commissioner of Taxation Michael D'Ascenzo AO – also awarded a highly commended recipient in each category as a result of the outstanding calibre of nominations.

Jessica Tran, Graduate Officer, ATO received the highly commended award for the Emerging Leader of the Year category and Lucy Vincent, Chief Risk Officer, Department of the Environment and Energy was awarded the highly commended award for Outstanding Contribution in Public Administration category.

The theme of this year’s awards was Innovation = Talent + Design.

Held at the National Press Club, the Awards also featured robust presentations and discussions by leading voices in innovation and technology including Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, futurist Chris Riddell, IBM’s Natalie Francis, inventor and writer Mark Pesce and an interview with humanoid Sophia the Robot.

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