John Carnegie is returning to the fold to run the New South Wales branch of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.
IPAA NSW president Andrew Cappie-Wood announced to members this week that CEO Rod Cooke had left the organisation.
Carnegie was to take up a role as the national executive director of IPAA but will now return to his former role as NSW CEO.
Cappie-Wood (pictured, right, with Cooke), who is also secretary of the Department of Justice, said in a statement on Wednesday:
“As a valued member of our community, I am writing to let you know that Rod Cooke’s employment as CEO of IPAA NSW has concluded. The IPAA NSW Council has asked John Carnegie to return to this role and I am very pleased to announce that John has accepted our offer. John will take up this role immediately.
“John will continue to develop IPAA NSW’s strategic vision as well as work to grow an even stronger and more sustainable association.”