Ethics & Leadership in the Public Sector

Thursday 7 and Friday 8 May
Hilton Hotel, 488 George St, Sydney

Day One - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Time Session Titles Speaker(s)
9am Introduction Mr Peter Mares
Conference Moderator
Moderator, The Cranlana Programme
Contributing Editor, Inside Story
Adjunct Fellow, Swinburne Institute for Social Research
Welcome to country Uncle Chicka Madden
Gadigal Elder
Welcoming address Mr Graeme Head
NSW Public Service Commissioner
9.35am Opening keynote address
Walking the talk - what it takes to be an ethical leader
Dr Kerry Schott
Chair, Moorebank Intermodal Company
Director, NBN Co Former
CEO, NSW Commission of Audit
11am Presentation and discussion
It's legal, but is it ethical?
Professor Charles Sampford
Director, Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law
Griffith University

The Hon Dr Geoff Gallop AC
Professor and Director, Graduate School of Government
University of Sydney

Ms Maree O'Halloran AM
Director (CEO), Welfare Rights Centre
Part-time Tribunal Member, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Member, NSW Public Service Commission Advisory Board
12pm Panel discussion
Acting in the public interest
Mr Blair Comley PSM
Secretary, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

Ms Su McCluskey
Chief Executive Officer, Regional Australia Institute

Mr John Nethercote
Adjunct Professor, Public Policy Institute, Australian Catholic University

Mr Chris Wheeler
Deputy Ombudsman NSW
2pm Case study
Leading the way - building and maintaining ethical workplace cultures
Mr Michael Pratt
Customer Service Commissioner NSW

Assistant Commissioner Peter Gallagher APM
NSW Police Force

Mr Robert Tickner
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Red Cross
3.30pm International keynote address
Ethics and effectiveness: the nature of good leadership
Professor Joanne B Ciulla
Coston Family Chair in Leadership and Ethics
Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, Virginia
4.45pm Day one close and housekeeping Mr Peter Mares
Conference Moderator

Day Two - Friday 8 May, 2015

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
8.30am Welcome to day two and recap of day one Mr Peter Mares
Conference Moderator
8.45am Presentation
Ethical considerations for public servants in service delivery - lessons from the'Pink Batts' affair
Mr Stephen Sedgwick AO
Former Australian Public Service Commissioner
9.30am Panel discussion
Frank and fearless in the Westminster tradition
Ms Belinda Clark QSO
Victorian Public Sector Commissioner

The Hon Bob Debus AM
Graduate School of Government, University of Sydney
Former NSW and Commonwealth Minister

Mr Terry Moran AC
Chairman, Barangaroo Delivery Authority
Former Secretary, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Professor Anne Tiernan
Program Director, Graduate Certificate in Policy Analysis (GCPA)
School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University
11am Presentation
Ethical success: Is it about the system or the individual?
The Hon Jerrold Cripps QC
Former Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Commissioner
11.45am Presentation
Ethics and the Statutory Officer
Professor Gary Banks AO
Chief Executive and Dean, Australia and New Zealand School of Government
12.30pm LUNCH
1.30pm Panel discussion
Ensuring integrity - role of watchdog agencies
Mr Bruce Barbour
NSW Ombudsman

Mr Grant Hehir
NSW Auditor-General

The Hon Megan Latham
Commissioner, Independent Commission Against Corruption
2.30pm Presentations
Ethics, measurement and performance
Dr Stuart Palmer
Head of Ethics, Australian Ethical Investment Ltd

Ms Sonja Stewart
Deputy Commissioner, NSW Public Service Commission
3.30pm Closing keynote address
Behaving ethically - leadership and authenticity
Mr Graeme Head
NSW Public Service Commissioner
4.30pm Conference close Mr Peter Mares
Conference Moderator

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