Speakers

 
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Mr Paul Alsbury

Senior Executive Officer (Corruption)
Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

Paul Alsbury has a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy), Bachelor of Laws, and a Master of Laws, from Queensland University of Technology. He was admitted in Queensland as a Solicitor in 1999, and as a Barrister in 2001. He is also admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has over 15 years’ experience in the Queensland Public Service, including as a Crown Prosecutor with the Office the Director of Public Prosecutions, Executive Director (Legislation and Standards) with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and Executive Director (Legal Division) with the Queensland Police Service.

 
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Inspector Peter Assfalg

Principal Inspections Officer, Integrity and Performance Group, Ethical Standards Command
Queensland Police Service

Inspector Peter Assfalg has 38 years of policing experience and is an Inspector with the Ethical Standards Command of the Queensland Police Service. In 2005 he was the recipient of the Donald Mackay Churchill Fellowship, and studied Noble Cause Corruption. In 2006 he trained the Iraqi National Police for a 12 month period.

 
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Ms Susie Baker

Manager Investigations/Principal Investigator
Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia

Susie Baker has over 25 years’ investigation and management experience commencing in Tasmania Police, before moving to Perth, Western Australia (WA) where she has led public sector disciplinary investigations, and performed oversight roles within government. As the Manager Investigations at the Corruption and Crime Commission, WA, she has responsibility for leading a multi-disciplined team in the investigation of allegations of serious misconduct. She is a key contributor to the strategic direction of the Operations Directorate, the development of strategic and operational policies, and the drafting of recommendations for public sector reform arising from investigations.

She is currently on secondment to the Department of Education, the largest public-sector agency in WA. As the Director Standards and Integrity, she is responsible for coordination of all disciplinary processes, and leads operational teams responsible for assessment of misconduct complaints, the management and investigation of staff misconduct, and the provision of professional learning strategies relating to standards and conduct. She oversees the development of policies and standards, and provides strategic advice in relation to management of misconduct risk across the organisation.

 
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Mr Andrew Baker

Director Investigations
Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

Andrew Baker has worked in law enforcement for 27 years. He commenced his career as a South Australia (SA) Police Officer in general uniform policing before being promoted to Detective. He has worked in various criminal investigation units including major fraud and internal investigations. He also spent two years working in the United Kingdom as an Anti-Piracy Senior Investigator. He commenced with the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, SA in 2013 as a senior investigator before being appointed Manager Investigations, and then Director Investigations.

 
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Ms Ruth Bayley

Managing Director
Bayley & Associates Pty Ltd, Australian Capital Territory

After an earlier career in procurement with the Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Public Service, Ruth Bayley founded Bayley & Associates, which operated as a registered training organisation specialising in government procurement. In this role, she provided training to thousands from all levels of government. She also became aware that no amount of training seemed to prevent some public officials and suppliers from acting in unethical ways. Ruth now focuses on her passion of building an integrity culture in government procurement. She is currently completing a PhD on corruption in government procurement processes at Queensland University of Technology and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration.

 
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Ms Jane Brockington

Strategic Adviser, Integrity and Ethics
Institute of Public Administration Australia, Victoria

Jane Brockington is the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria’s Strategic Adviser (Integrity and Ethics), and has led work on the Integrity and Ethical Leadership Program (IELP) since its inception. She assisted the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) during the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission’s inquiries into serious integrity misconduct within DET. She is a non-executive director on the boards of the Transport Accident Commission, WorkSafe Victoria and TRY Australia, holds governance roles with VicRoads and Victoria Police, and is the Principal of Bridging Policy and Practice. She previously held senior roles in the Commonwealth and Victorian public sectors.

 
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Mr Ben Broyd

Senior Lawyer
Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

Ben Broyd is currently employed as a Senior Legal Officer assisting the South Australian Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC SA). In that role he assists the Commissioner in investigations of corruption, maladministration and misconduct in public administration.

Prior to his role with ICAC SA, he worked for the New South Wales (NSW) Director of Public Prosecutions and the NSW Police Integrity Commission (PIC). At the PIC he assisted in a number of public hearings including Operation Protea and Operation Barmouth.

 
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Mr Martyn Campbell

Executive Director
SafeWork, South Australia

Martyn Campbell has 30 years’ experience working in compliance and investigation at senior executive level in the United Kingdom (UK) and Australia. Initially a senior detective in the UK police, he later qualified as a lawyer, specialising in the field of regulatory compliance and risk working in:

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Indonesia

  • Brunei

  • Malaysia

  • Hong Kong

  • Kuala Lumpur

  • Fiji

  • Singapore.

He has an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Newcastle, UK, a Masters in Law and a Masters in Occupational Health & Safety from Adelaide University, South Australia, and a Graduate Certificate in Compliance Management from the Australasian Compliance Institute.

 
 

Mr Gary Campbell APM

Senior Investigator
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

As a Senior Investigator, Gary Campbell APM conducts independent examinations of allegations of serious and systemic corruption. He is a dedicated law enforcement professional with over 30 years' investigative experience at the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity and the Queensland Police Service. His career has included significant serious and major crime investigations, with substantial involvement in the use of covert techniques as well as with inter-agency and inter-jurisdictional investigations on a state, national and international level. In 2012, he was awarded the Australian Police Medal for outstanding dedication to the Queensland Police Service, particularly in the field of Criminal Investigation.

 
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Ms Renee Cassidy

Assistant Auditor-General, Performance Audit
Victorian Auditor-General's Office (VAGO)

Renee Cassidy joined the Victorian Auditor-General's Office (VAGO) in 2007 as a Performance Audit Analyst, and has since had Manager and Director roles. She has a background in health, and has undertaken audit work in a range of public sector areas including human services and justice. She has a particular interest in training and development and public sector evaluation. She manages a business unit of around 50 employees, and is responsible for VAGO's performance audit activities across a diverse range of portfolios.

 
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Mr Gary Castledine

Group Manager
Ambulance Victoria

For the past 21 years Gary Castledine has worked in metropolitan, regional and rural locations across Victoria as an Ambulance Paramedic, Team and Group Manager, following a three year stint with Victoria Police. He is currently completing the Master of Ethics and Legal Studies at Charles Street University, Victoria, and has recently been appointed as Ambulance Victoria’s inaugural Integrity Officer. He is committed to developing an ethical workplace at Ambulance Victoria.

 
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Mr David Caughlin

Assistant Director, Litigation and Advocacy
Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

David Caughlin is the Assistant Director, Litigation and Advocacy at the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC), Queensland. He is responsible for conducting and managing litigation on behalf of the commission. He is a Barrister, and also has extensive experience in CCC hearings, both as Counsel Assisting, and Presiding Officer. Prior to his time at CCC he practised for several years in criminal defence at Legal Aid Queensland.

 
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Dr Michael Collins

Lecturer
University of Queensland Business School

Dr Michael Collins started his career in the Australian Army as a commissioned officer in the 1980s. After leaving the defence force in 1998 he consulted across a diverse range of public and private sector organisations in the areas of leadership assessment, development, and cultural change. He recently combined his consulting interests with an academic career investigating the causes and consequences of destructive forms of leadership. He has published his research in leading international journals and is currently at the University of Queensland School of Business where he teaches on the Master of Business Administration program.

 
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Dr Rebecca Denning

Director, Policy and Research
Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

Dr Rebecca Denning has a PhD in Criminology from Griffith University, Queensland (QLD). She is the Director of Policy and Research at the Crime and Corruption Commission, QLD, an Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of Queensland and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has extensive experience in government and academic research, particularly in the criminal justice sector. She has directed agency and system-wide reviews of corruption and corruption risk, and has experience in evidence-based reform in the areas of volume and serious crime, corruption, criminal justice systems and policing.

 
 

Ms Helen Fatouros

Director Legal
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

Helen Fatouros has worked within the criminal justice system for over 19 years as a lawyer and leader within prosecutions and the legal assistance sector. Her previous roles include Executive Director Criminal Law Services at Victoria Legal Aid, and Legal Prosecution Specialist and Directorate Manager Specialist Sex Offences at the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions. In 2012, she led the Sexual Offences Interactive Legal Education Program, for which she received the Law Institute of Victoria 2013 President’s Award for Government Lawyer of the Year. She was a Commissioner of the Victorian Law Reform Commission between 2014 and 2018 and is a current Council Director of the Sentencing Advisory Council. She was appointed as Director Legar at Victoria's Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption in January 2019.

 
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Mr Peter Francis

Manager Standards and Policy
Public Record Office, Victoria

Peter Francis works in the Standards and Policy team at Public Record Office Victoria. He has 25 years' experience in management, quality assurance systems development, process redesign and change management. He has a Bachelor of Information Systems (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.

 
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Ms Catherine Geenty

Internal Ombudsman
Wollongong City Council, New South Wales

Catherine Geenty is the Internal Ombudsman at Wollongong City Council. She assists the Council to improve its transparency, accountability and governance. She is responsible for coordinating and undertaking independent investigations into complaints against Council staff and services, and addressing systemic issues identified during the complaints management process. She also provides internal training, guidance, and advice on how to improve probity and accountability in decision making to reduce the likelihood of corrupt conduct and maladministration.

 
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Ms Deborah Glass

Victorian Ombudsman

Deborah Glass is the Victorian Ombudsman. She was appointed to a 10-year term in March 2014. Her office looks at the decisions and actions of Victorian government departments, local councils, statutory bodies and their contractors.

She was raised in Melbourne and studied law at Monash University. She practiced law briefly before leaving Australia, working for an investment bank in Switzerland before moving into a career in financial services regulation in Hong Kong and London. She then moved into police oversight and became a Commissioner of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) of England and Wales, heading up criminal and misconduct investigations into police. In 2008, she was appointed IPCC Deputy Chair and in 2012, was awarded an OBE for her service. She is on the board of the International Ombudsman Institute, which connects more than 190 Ombudsman offices world-wide, and is also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Ombudsman Association.

She is committed to ensuring fair and reasonable decision making, and to improving public administration. She holds a firm belief in public sector integrity and advancing human rights.

 
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Professor Adam Graycar

Professor Adam Graycar has held positions of Professor of Public Policy or Social Policy at:
- Griffith University (Queensland)
- Flinders University (South Australia)
- National University of Singapore
- Australian National University
- Rutgers University, New Jersey
- State University of New Jersey
- University of New South Wales.
He has also been a visiting Professor at numerous leading universities in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In 2010 he established the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption at the Australian National University. He acquired extensive policy experience over 22 years in the various senior level posts he has held in the Australian Commonwealth and the South Australian Governments. He now works extensively and globally with agencies such as the United Nations and World Bank, and is the author of approximately 300 academic publications. His latest book Understanding and Preventing Corruption was published in the UK and New York.

 
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Ms Kate Griffiths

Senior Associate
Grattan Institute, Victoria

Kate Griffiths is a Senior Associate in Grattan Institute's Institutional Reform program, and co-author of the report Who’s in the room? Access and influence in Australian politics. She is a scientist and analyst, with experience in strategy consulting and public policy development. She has worked for The Boston Consulting Group with clients in the health and energy sectors, and in science and research policy for the Australian Government. She holds a Masters in Science from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Science with Honours from the Australian National University.

 
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Professor Leslie Holmes

Professor Emeritus of Political Science
University of Melbourne, Victoria

Professor Leslie Holmes has been a Professor of Political Science at the University of Melbourne, Victoria, since 1988, and Professor Emeritus there since 2014. He also teaches annually in Warsaw and Beijing, and sometimes at the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna. He has authored or edited 16 books, including Police Corruption: Essential Readings (Elgar: 2014), and his work has been published in 16 languages. He specialises in post-communism, corruption, and organised crime, and has been a consultant on corruption to the World Bank and Transparency International, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia since 1995.

 
 

Ms Fiona Hunt

Director Performance, Assurance and Risk
Department of Corrective Services, Western Australia

Fiona Hunt joined the Department of Corrective Services, Western Australia (WA) in 2016 as the Director Performance, Assurance and Risk. In 2017, she oversaw the amalgamation of risk and assurance functions for the now Department of Justice following machinery of government changes. She is the Department’s Chief Audit Executive and oversees the enterprise risk management program and regulatory compliance functions. She has over 10 years’ experience delivering corporate governance, policy, research and evaluation services in the WA public sector.

Prior to this she was a health services researcher and has published research on surgical utilisation and outcomes studies, using whole of population linked administrative health data. She has a first-class honours degree in Health Sciences and has undertaken postgraduate studies in epidemiological methods and data analytics.

 
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Mr Jonathan Kaplan

Executive Director, Integrity and Assurance
Department of Education and Training, Victoria

Jonathan Kaplan is the Executive Director of the Integrity and Assurance Division in Victoria’s Department of Education and Training (DET). He has led the implementation of the Integrity Reform Program; a system-wide response to two high profile Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission investigations – Operations Ord and Dunham. He has also overseen major reform to the DET’s internal audit functions and, most recently, developed a three year Integrity Strategy to embed and build on DET’s achievements to date.

Prior to joining DET, he held senior roles in the Department of Justice and Regulation, and has qualifications in law and history, psychotherapy and counselling, and management.

 
 

Mr Nick Kimpton

Assistant Director Corruption Prevention
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

As the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) Assistant Director Corruption Prevention, Nick Kimpton leads the development and delivery of corruption prevention initiatives, products and materials, for ACLEI and its jurisdiction agencies. He has extensive public sector experience, including in Australian Government agencies with law enforcement, national security, and intelligence functions. Prior to joining ACLEI, he was the Assistant Director, Domestic Counter-Terrorism Policy in the Australian Government’s Centre for Counter-Terrorism Coordination. He holds a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Canberra with majors in Management, Governance and Policy, and Human Resource Management.

 
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Ms Andrea Lester

President
Police Registration and Services Board, Victoria

Andrea Lester was appointed the President of the Police Registration and Services Board in 2015. The Board determines appeals of police discipline and promotion decisions, administers the police registration system, and undertakes advisory functions relating to education and professional development. She has worked in all aspects of public sector employment law over her legal career, and has acted in senior policy roles with state and federal governments. She holds degrees in law (with honours), science, and a Masters of Public Policy and Administration from the University of Melbourne, Victoria.

 
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Dr Colleen Lewis

Adjunct Professor, National Centre for Australian Studies
Monash University, Victoria

Dr Colleen Lewis is an Adjunct Professor in the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University, Victoria. She has been researching and writing in the area of public sector accountability for over 25 years. One of her areas of interest is the politics that inevitably influences the structure, powers and jurisdiction of public sector anti-corruption bodies and their budgets. Her research points to the fact that political considerations all too often determine the ability of anti-corruption bodies to effectively discharge their investigative and preventive functions

 
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Ms Marni Manning

Director, Intelligence
Queensland Police Service

Marni Manning began her career with the Queensland Police Service and has been involved in a number of criminal justice areas, including in centralised and line agencies. Her career has also involved international work in the United States of America, the North Pacific, and at the Hague, Netherlands. She returned to the Queensland Police Service in early 2019, after working with the Griffith Criminology Institute, Queensland, and the Department of Justice and Attorney General, Queensland, in the sentencing area. Her area of research interests include policing and ethics.

 
 

Commissioner Peter Martin APM

Commissioner
Queensland Corrective Services

Commissioner Peter Martin APM joined Queensland Corrective Services in November 2017 after serving the people of Queensland (QLD) for 38 years in the Queensland Police Service. As Deputy Commissioner, Regional Operations, he was responsible for the strategic direction, leadership, overview and review of the delivery of policing services across all five regions in QLD.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland, and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Health, School of Psychology and Counselling at Queensland University of Technology, an Executive Master’s degree in Public Administration through the Australian and New Zealand School of Government and Griffith University, QLD, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Administration.

 
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Mr Oliver May

Director
Deloitte Australia

Oliver May is a Director at Deloitte Australia who has helped non-profit organisations worldwide to tackle corruption. Prior to joining Deloitte, he was the head of counter-fraud for Oxfam GB where he helped the aid organisation to manage fraud and corruption risks across its 54 countries, and 31,000 staff and volunteers. He was also an investigator in the United Kingdom’s Serious Organised Crime Agency, and a criminal intelligence analyst. He is the author of the well-received book, Fighting Fraud and Corruption in the Humanitarian and Global Development Sector (Routledge, 2016), and has a second book on terrorist diversion in international aid due to be published next year.

 
 

Mr Conor McGarrity

Managing Director
Risk Insights, Queensland

Conor McGarrity's current focus is helping integrity and regulatory agencies use data to target their efforts and maximise their impact. He has more than a decade of dedicated corruption prevention work and has led teams on several public inquiries. His anti-corruption work has involved state, territory, and Commonwealth agencies, as well as private sector clients in Australia and overseas. His broader public sector experience includes almost 20 years in integrity management, public sector governance, and efficiency and effectiveness reviews.

 
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Ms Alison McNulty

Senior Manager Standards and Policy
Public Record Office, Victoria

Alison McNulty manages the Standards and Policy team at the Public Record Office Victoria. She has over 20 years' experience working in public sector records and information management, and has a Master of Information Management from Royal Melbourne Institute Technology University.

 
 

Deputy Commissioner Katie Miller

Deputy Commissioner
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

Katie Miller is a Deputy Commissioner at Victoria's Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), focusing on IBAC’s police jurisdiction. In her role, she supports IBAC to ensure that Victoria Police officers exercise their powers with integrity and according to the law and, in doing so, helps to strengthen community confidence in Victoria Police.

She came to IBAC after 15 years’ experience in the public sector, initially as a lawyer and later as a senior executive. She is a Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Accredited Specialist in Administrative Law, a former President of LIV, occasional radio host on ABC 774, and is studying a PhD on whether administrative law is fit for the Technology Age.

 
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Ms Danielle Moon

PhD Candidate/Sessional Academic
Macquarie University, New South Wales

Danielle Moon is a PhD Candidate and sessional academic at Macquarie University, New South Wales. As a qualified solicitor, she has a decade of experience in advising Central Government departments in the United Kingdom on complex and high-profile issues of law and policy. She has a particular interest in how law works in practice, and how law influences government administrative decision-making. Her current research focuses on freedom of information law from the perspective of public servants, and how to address organisational disincentives to openness.

 
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Ms Kirsten Nelson

Principal Legal Officer
Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia

Kirsten Nelson has over 20 years' experience in the public sector in New South Wales (NSW) and Western Australia (WA), principally in legal roles. She commenced her career as a State Prosecutor in NSW prosecuting police officers and others, for corrupt conduct exposed during the Wood Royal Commission into the NSW Police Force. She later became a Senior State Prosecutor at the WA Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. She joined the Corruption and Crime Commission, WA legal team in 2015.

In her role as a Principal Legal Officer she participates in and is Counsel assisting in public and private examinations arising from Commission investigations. She is currently completing an Australian and New Zealand School of Governance Executive Masters of Public Administration.

 
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Mrs Carolyn Nixon

Director Corruption Prevention and Intelligence Assessments
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Carolyn Nixon leads the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity’s Corruption Prevention practice. She has public sector, integrity, and law enforcement agency experience, and holds a Bachelor of Education, a Certificate in Training Practice (United Kingdom) and a Masters in Strategic Human Resource Management. She is an alumnus of the International Anti-Corruption Academy summer program in Vienna (2013). In 2017, she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study international corruption prevention practices, in Hong Kong, Austria, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland. Her interests include best fit approaches to corruption prevention, multi-disciplinary tactics, and embedding prevention practice into every aspect of integrity agency work.

 
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Ms Jen O'Farrell

Chief Executive Officer
Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

Jen O’Farrell has been with Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) since July 2015 after first being appointed as the Executive Director, Strategy and Corporate Services and then as Chief Executive Officer in August 2018.

Prior to commencing at the CCC she assisted the Commission of Inquiry into the regulation of the Queensland Greyhound Racing Industry as the Commission’s Executive Director. This role allowed her to combine her experience in:

  • law

  • risk management

  • corporate governance

  • workforce management

  • organisational strategy.

She gained this experience through more than 15 years in both the public and private sectors, including as the General Manager, Strategy and Renewal and Director Legal Services at the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and as a solicitor with Corrs Chambers Westgarth lawyers.

She has a Bachelor of Laws (1st class honours, Queensland University of Technology), a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Queensland) and a Bachelor of Business (Queensland University of Technology). She was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2008.

 
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Ms Sarah Ogilvie

Senior Manager
People Advisory, Ernest & Young, Victoria

With a doctorate in Organisational Psychology, Sarah Ogilvie has focussed her career on behaviour change and cultural transformation with 14 years' of experience. She works with Ernest & Young’s (EY's) People Advisory Services, where she applies her understanding of behaviour change and cultural transformation across the public and private sectors. Sarah has worked with the Institute of Public Administration Australia, Victoria (IPAA Victoria) to lead the research, design and development of the Integrity and Ethical Leadership Program, for principal development and delivery partner, EY. She led the EY team, working in collaboration with IPAA Victoria, and drew together a selection of facilitators with established success in both transforming the attitudes and behaviour of employees and in enhancing the efficacy of ethical decision-making.

 
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Ms Catherine Pelling

Senior Engagement Officer
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

Catherine Pelling joined Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission’s (IBAC’s) Prevention Policy & Research team in 2018, and now works in the Engagement team. Prior to this she worked for the Victorian Public Sector Commission on public sector integrity policies and processes, and a number of key reviews for the government regarding matters of public administration. Prior to joining the Victorian Public Service, she was a policy officer at Children and Young People with Disability Australia. She has a Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) from the University of Sydney.

 
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Dr Alistair Ping

Adjunct Professor
Queensland University of Technology Graduate School of Business

Dr Alistair Ping has taught ethics for over 20 years in Australia, the UK and Africa. His experience includes teaching at Southern Cross University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Federation University, and Mount Eliza Business School, Victoria, as well as customised training programs for corporations, not-for-profit, and government organisations. He is also a Fulbright scholar in corporate social responsibility.

For the last eight years, Dr Ping has worked at Queensland University of Technology Graduate School of Business, where he teaches leadership and ethics, and is the academic director of the Queensland Treasury Great Leaders Program.

 
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Mr Lewis Rangott

Executive Director, Corruption Prevention
The Independent Commission Against Corruption, New South Wales

Lewis Rangott started his corruption prevention career at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (NSW ICAC) in 2003 as a Senior Corruption Prevention Officer and Principal Officer. He then held senior corruption prevention roles in the public and private sectors before being appointed to the position of Executive Director, Corruption Prevention, at NSW ICAC in May 2017. He is also a certified fraud examiner.

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Professor Janet Ransley

Director
Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University, Queensland

Professor Janet Ransley is Director of the Griffith Criminology Institute and a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University, Queensland. Her research focuses on:

  • police governance and effectiveness

  • third party policing partnerships

  • regulatory crime reduction

  • criminal justice policy

  • governmental integrity and accountability.

She has been part of funded research collaborations on

  • policing illicit drugs

  • asylum-seeker detention

  • workplace violence

  • integrity agencies

  • many policing related topics.

Mr George Rennie

Lecturer
University of Melbourne

George Rennie is a lecturer in politics at the University of Melbourne, and teaches undergraduate and masters subjects in politics, political communications, and lobbying. His primary expertise is in United States and Australian lobbying and regulation, as well as political and advocacy communications, including advertising and public relations. He is widely considered one of Australia’s leading experts in lobbying and transparency, and regularly contributes to a wide range of major media outlets, and writes for The Conversation and the Guardian on lobbying and political communications.

 
 

Mr Michael Riches

Deputy Commissioner
Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

Michael Riches is South Australia’s (SA's) first Deputy Commissioner at the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC).

He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of ICAC and the Office for Public Integrity.

His career commenced in the Crime Prevention Unit of the Attorney-General’s Department, before joining SA Police. After obtaining a Bachelor of Law and Legal Practice, he worked as a solicitor in the Police Legal Branch before moving to the Crown Solicitor’s Office, where he worked in the Civil Litigation Section, Advising Section, and as counsel in the Crown Counsel Section. He holds an Honours Degree in Law and Legal Practice, a Degree in Arts and a Diploma in Public Safety.

 
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Dr Andrew Russ

Senior Education and Research Officer
Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

Dr Andrew Russ received his doctorate in philosophy from the Centre for European Studies at the University of Adelaide in 2005, and went on to teach humanities and social sciences in universities around Australia for over a decade. He has published in the areas of political and social theory, philosophy and the history of ideas, and he has worked as an educational consultant and practitioner in the theatre and arts. Prior to working as a researcher for the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia, Andrew was a researcher at the South Australian Parliamentary Research Library for three years.

 
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Ms Claire Smith

Manager, Integrity Policy
Department of Education and Training, Victoria

Claire Smith is the Manager of Integrity Policy in Victoria's Department of Education and Training (DET).

She is currently leading integrity policy reform projects in the DET, including the development and implementation of the DET’s conflict of interest register.

She has over 10 years’ experience in the DET as a government lawyer and policy adviser, advising on corporate governance, public sector oversight and integrity reform.

 
 
 

Mr Michael Segon

Director, School of Business and Law
CQ University, Australia

Michael Segon is Director of the Master of Business Administration, and Head of the Master of Human Resource Management and the Graduate Certificate in Authentic Leadership within the School of Business and Law at CQUniversity, Australia. He has been a leading educator and researcher in the field of business ethics and has held the position of Integrity Specialist with consulting firms KPMG and McGrath Nicol, working with clients such as Qantas, Fonterra, New Zealand Government, and State Governments in Australia conducting ethics audits and training. He is a member of the European Business Ethics Network, and a founding member of the Australian Association for Professional Applied Ethics and the Australian Business Ethics Network.
He has presented his ethics research findings at conferences worldwide, and his work in corporate ethics and ethical culture was used by the Victorian State Public Sector in the development of their Ethics Resource Kit. He has authored over 30 papers, and published several works in the field of applied business ethics. In 2005 he was appointed to the Advisory Council of the Business Ethics Institute, Malaysia.

 
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Dr Russell G. Smith

Principal Criminologist
Australian Institute of Criminology

Dr Russell G Smith is Principal Criminologist at the Australian Institute of Criminology, and Professor in the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University, Victoria. He has qualifications in law, psychology and criminology, and has published extensively on fraud and corruption control, organised crime, and the costs of crime. He is co-editor with Professor Adam Graycar of the Handbook of Global Research and Practice in Corruption, and manages the Australian Institute of Criminology’s research on costs of crime and fraud against the Commonwealth.

 
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Dr Elizabeth Stark

Managing Director
Symbolix, Victoria

Elizabeth Stark is a co-founder of Symbolix, a diverse data science agency. Through her career she has combined a background in computational maths and communication to:

  • Design computationally efficient mathematical solutions to applied business problems.

  • Advocate and communicate about science, maths, and technology.

  • Lead teams and businesses to build bigger, bolder data science solutions in areas that matter, such as environmental management, urban networks and health and human services.

Currently she is focussed on building agile strategies for small teams, cloud software environments to power data science, and deep learning solutions to new problems.

 
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Mr Fraser Stroud

Director
Office for Public Integrity, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

Fraser Stroud is the Director of the South Australian Office for Public Integrity (OPI).

He commenced his career in private practice, and later worked for the United Kingdom (UK) government to establish the Public Defender Service. He went on to found a successful legal practice in the UK, and was involved in many high profile criminal prosecutions.

After joining the OPI, he managed the Police Complaints Reform Project to launch the OPI’s statutory oversight functions in relation to South Australia Police

He holds an Honours Degree in Law and Legal Practice, and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1997.

 
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Ms Aimee Tan

Senior Strategic Policy Officer
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

Aimee Tan has worked as a Senior Strategic Policy Officer at Victoria's Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission since 2013. In that time she has undertaken a number of projects involving the local government sector, including the first local government integrity frameworks project and the depots review.

 
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Ms Giselle Tocher

Corruption Prevention Manager
Independent Commission Against Corruption, New South Wales

Giselle Tocher has over 10 years’ experience as a corruption prevention manager at NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (NSW ICAC). During this time she has been involved in investigations and corruption prevention projects dealing with procurement, contract management and the payment of invoices. Prior to commencing at NSW ICAC, she worked in the private sector specialising in research and development tax incentives. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Sydney.

 
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Mr Jon Tuttle

Deputy Director Investigations
Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia

Jon Tuttle is the Deputy Director of Investigations at the Western Australia Corruption and Crime Commission (WA CCC) which investigates allegations of serious misconduct by public officers across the state. In 2018 the commission also assumed responsibility for investigations into unexplained wealth. Prior to joining the commission he briefly worked at the WA Department of Justice leading their internal investigations. He spent 25 years in the WA Police where he had a diverse and varied career including 10 years as a detective. At the rank of commander he performed a number of roles including counter terrorism.

 
 

Ms Melissa Watson

Manager, Integrity Promotion and Review
Public Sector Commission, Western Australia

Melissa Watson has over 20 years’ experience in the public sector including in workforce practice and change management, compliance, and integrity promotion roles. For the last 10 years she has focused on building the ethical capability of Western Australian public authorities, including conducting reviews aimed at improving organisational processes and culture. She has also been instrumental in leading the development of programs and products to assist with misconduct prevention.

 
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Mr John Watt

Managing Director
The Fraud Prevention Experts, Australia/New Zealand

John Watt has been heavily involved in fraud and corruption prevention for the last 15 years. During this time, he wrote the original New South Wales (NSW) Audit Office Fraud Control Improvement Kit, and has assisted a large number of agencies in managing their fraud control responsibilities, including the Australian Taxation Office, the NSW Police Force, the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, and the NSW Ministry for Health. He is finishing a dedicated fraud risk assessment for one of Australia’s biggest Councils currently involved in a significant program of capital works to reinvigorate the heart of the city.

 
 

Mr Nick Wells

Acting Director
The Department of Justice, Integrity and Accountability Directorate (IAD), Western Australia

Nick Wells is currently the Acting Director within the Western Australia (WA) Department of Justice, Integrity and Accountability Directorate (IAD). The IAD is part of the department’s professional standards division that was formed on 2 January 2019. He has been with the department for over two years and prior to that was with the Department of Education’s Standards and Integrity Directorate. He has over 20 years’ experience in law enforcement with the WA Police Force working within the professional standards division and serious crime squads as a Detective.

 
 
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Mr Chris Wheeler PSM

Deputy Ombudsman
New South Wales Ombudsman

As deputy New South Wales (NSW) Ombudsman, for the past 24 years Chris Wheeler has been directly involved in:

  • complaint handling and management

  • investigations into complaints by members of the public

  • disclosures by whistleblowers

  • research into better ways to manage complaints and disclosures

  • the development of guidance publications

  • training in all aspects of complaint handling and expected standards of conduct.

He has also been responsible for the protected disclosure/public interest disclosure roles of the NSW Ombudsman since their legislation was first passed in 1994.

 
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Mr David Wolf

Chief Municipal Inspector
Local Government Inspectorate, Victoria

David Wolf is the Chief Municipal Inspector and head of the Local Government Inspectorate (LGI), the dedicated integrity agency for all local councils in Victoria. He established and led the LGI from 2009 to 2013, and returned to this role in June 2016.

He has an extensive regulatory and communications background with previous management and executive roles in media, corporate communications, and more recently as a Director with Victoria’s building and plumbing regulator, the Victorian Building Authority.

In addition to his professional roles, he holds executive positions with incorporated community organisations, and is an Executive Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government.