Terry is tops
Mr Terry Moran, IPAA Fellow and former secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia's top public servant, was recognised in the Australia Day 2012 Honours List.
Mr Moran has been at the heart of Federal and State governments in Australia for over 20 years and was one of just five people to receive our top award, the AC, namely the Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia.
Other AC's went to a High Court judge, an international conductor and musician, and to two state governors.
Mr Moran received his award for eminent service to the community through public sector leadership, as a significant contributor to policy development, program delivery and effective governance, and to the implementation of contemporary government administration.
Mr Moran insists the formation of good public policy is a team effort. He says, "It is a great honour but for me it is a recognition of the work of lots of public servants, not just me," and "Australians sometimes lose track of how many talented people there are in the public sector who make big contributions to preparing Australia for change and reform."
Mr Moran said "I think Ministers haven't realised the extent to which, in the case of most departments, policy work and management have become much more complex and have required an improvement in the skills base of public servants," and he says "We should be proud of our public service and I am proud to have been a part of it."
IPAA Victoria commends and congratulates Mr Terry Moran AC.