Shifting the focus from winning trust to being trustworthy: Ethics and integrity in public purpose work

Has trust become a scarce commodity? Across so many of our institutions, trust, ethics and integrity are seemingly in decline. As the world treks through major change and upheaval, the goalposts surrounding them are also shifting. How do we navigate through this shifting landscape and harness the value of trust for organisations, employees, clients and citizens?

IPAA Queensland is pleased to invite you to Shifting the focus from winning trust to being trustworthy: Ethics and integrity in public purpose work, on 20 April.

Delivered in partnership with EY, this complimentary webinar will feature Clare Payne (EY Fellow for Trust & Ethics), Alan MacSporran QC (Crime and Corruption Commission Chair) and Kathleen Florian (Queensland’s Independent Assessor) as they examine the latest thinking on, and practice in, trust, ethics and integrity including a close look at the Queensland scene. Moderating the discussion will be Daniele Bird (EY Partner).

Clare Payne, EY Fellow for Trust & Ethics

Clare Payne is the EY Fellow for Trust and Ethics and an Honorary Fellow of The University of Melbourne. Clare advises businesses and leaders on ethics, good governance and trust. Clare is a former employment lawyer who managed the integrity office of Macquarie Bank and founded The Banking and Finance Oath. Prior to the global financial crisis, Clare’s paper titled, ‘Ethics or Bust’ was awarded the inaugural Ethics & Trust in Finance Prize by the Observatoire de la Finance, Geneva. Clare went on to co-author A Matter of Trust – The Practice of Ethics in Finance and continues to write for a range of publications. Clare is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and is recognised as an Australian ‘100 Women of Influence’. She holds a Bachelor of Communications and Laws and is a Vincent Fairfax Fellow for Ethics in Leadership.

Alan MacSporran QC, Chairperson, Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission

Alan MacSporran, QC was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law in 1978 and worked as a Crown Prosecutor until 1984 when he went to the private bar. He has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland. Mr MacSporran QC was appointed Senior Counsel in 2005 and Queens Counsel in 2013. He has developed a broad practice in criminal law with specific reference to fraud and like offences. He has prosecuted a range of matters on behalf of the Commonwealth Director of Prosecutions including large-, scale tax frauds, insider trading and corporate crimes. Mr MacSporran QC also has extensive experience in inquests and commissions of inquiry.

Kathleen Florian – Independent Assessor

Ms Florian has 32 years’ experience in the investigation and prevention of organised and major crime, corruption and professional misconduct.

Ms Florian holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and has been a Barrister for 27 years.

After working at the Queensland Office of the Director of Prosecutions and the National Crime Authority, she was the Queensland State Manager with the Australian Crime Commission and gained extensive experience in organised crime and corruption investigation and prevention, leading national investigation and intelligence programs and developing tailored prevention strategies.

Ms Florian was employed with the Crime and Corruption Commission as Assistant Commissioner (Crime), and the Assistant Commissioner (Misconduct) which included oversight of complaints and investigations of corrupt conduct in the QPS, the Queensland public sector, universities and government owned corporations.

Ms Florian has also worked in the investigation of professional misconduct by registered and unregistered health practitioners in Queensland as the Executive Director of Investigations at the Queensland Health Ombudsman before becoming the inaugural Independent Assessor tasked with oversighting the conduct of Queensland Mayors and Councillors.

Moderator – Daniele Bird, EY Partner

Daniele is a partner in our Forensic & Integrity Services practice with over 25 years’ professional services experience in providing audit, finance, governance, risk and compliance services to a wide range of public sector, not-for-profit and corporate clients in Australia and around the globe. Daniele has assisted clients in the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud, corruption and conflicts of interest.

Daniele has recently held senior positions within the Queensland Audit Office over the last five years as the Deputy Auditor General and head of Performance Audit. Through this role she gained extensive experience in leading audits at state and local government levels into the adequacy of governance structures, accountability and transparency and the impact these have on public trust in government.

She has assessed the efficiency and effectiveness of programs, processes or service delivery areas, contributed to parliamentary inquires, investigated financial mismanagement and accusations of bias or favouritism, audited election commitments, assessed compliance with legislation and tested the resilience of entities to risks, including reviewing the adequacy of mitigating processes and controls.

Webinar Details

Tuesday, 20 April

10.30 – 11.45am

Via Zoom – link to be provided closer to date


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