Media Release

CEO Appointment to the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority

MC 83/17

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
Acting Special Minister of State
Senator for Western Australia

14 December 2017

The Government has appointed Ms Annwyn Godwin as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA).

Ms Godwin has held the dual appointments of Australian Public Service Merit Protection Commissioner and Parliamentary Service Merit Protection Commissioner over two terms since 2008.

Ms Godwin joined the Australian Public Service in 1990 and has extensive experience in corporate and related fields. Over her career she has served in the Senior Executive Service in a number of agencies and departments including, Customs, Immigration and Agriculture. She has also served as Norfolk Island Public Service Commissioner.

Ms Godwin’s experience will assist the authority to ensure that expenditure of Parliamentarians’ work expenses represents an ethical, prudent and cost effective use of public resources.

I thank the Acting CEO Ms Leonie McGregor for her contributions to establishing IPEA and her leadership of the Authority. 

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Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance, Perth