MasterCraft Series - Managing Commonwealth Resources – PGPA Act

The Commonwealth resource management framework governs how officials in the Commonwealth public sector use and manage public resources.  This MasterCraft Series event presents the framework as an important feature of an accountable and transparent public sector and informs the Australian people of the daily work of Commonwealth entities and their employees.  The cornerstone of the framework is the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (PGPA) Act.



Portrait image of David Saywell






David Saywell, Director Performance Reporting. PGPA and Digital Reporting Branch

David has extensive public service experience including client service delivery, program management and policy development.  Since joining the Department of Finance in 2005 he has worked in Budget Group, including working as a Senior Budget Advisor in the Solomon Islands, and managed the development and production of the Appropriation Bills and Budget Paper No 4.  He is currently responsible for oversight of the Commonwealth performance framework which encompasses corporate plans, the performance section of Portfolio Budget Statements, annual performance statements, annual reports and executive remuneration reporting.  David is also leading work on providing information on Commonwealth entity and company governance and funding arrangements in a digital format.

Participant benefits

This session will provide you with an understanding of the resource management framework, and your role as a Commonwealth official in ensuring that:  

  • high standards of governance, performance and accountability are met.
  • meaningful information is provided to the Parliament and the public.
  • public resources are used and managed properly.
  • common objectives are achieved through work cooperatively with others.

Suitable for

APS 1 – SES Band 1

Craft and User level

This workshop aligns with the Working in Government Craft at the Foundation level.


Free of charge.

2 hours, 9:30am - 11:30pm (AEDT)
Event type
Australia wide
$0 per attendee
40 seats