Leaders' Lunch: Ethics for Directors

Wed 18 Sep 2019
12.30pm to 2.00pm

(Arrival time: 12.00pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


RACV City Club
Level 17, 501 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC


Single Members: A$150.00 Non-members: A$170.00 Table Members, Table of 10: A$1,300.00 Non-members, Table of 10: A$1,300.00

The Hon Mary Delahunty GAICD

The Hon Mary Delahunty GAICD

Executive Director, Luminosity Australia Pty Ltd

Mary Delahunty has high-level experience in Media, Government, and the Not-For-Profit sectors.

A former interviewer and presenter with ABC television and commercial networks, Mary is best known for leading ABC TV News and current affairs programs, the 7.30 Report and Four Corners. She received Australia's most prestigious award in journalism, a Gold Walkley, for her international reporting.

Mary served for seven years as a Victorian state government minister in senior portfolios. She carried significant executive responsibility and a high media profile as a Minister for Education, is Victoria’s longest serving Arts Minister and first female Planning Minister.

A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors she is an experienced Board Director and runs her own communications and strategy business. She is the recently retired Chair of Orchestra Victoria and is a Non-Executive Director of several Not-For Profit organisations: Centre for Advancing Journalism, Melbourne University, Deputy Chair McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, The National Library of Australia.

Mary is a published author, her second book ‘GRAVITY’ :Inside the PM’s office during her last year and final days’ was published last year. Mary Delahunty has a red rose bred for, and named after her.

Kathryn Fagg AO FAICD

Kathryn Fagg AO FAICD

Chairman, Boral Limited

Kathryn is an experienced chair and board member, and has worked in senior executive roles across a range of industries from resources to manufacturing and logistics, as well as banking and professional services. Kathryn is Chairman of Boral Limited and is on the boards of listed companies Incitec Pivot Limited and Djerriwarrh Investments as well as the CSIRO. Kathryn was a member of the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia from 2013 to 2018. In the non-for-profit sector, Kathryn is Chairman of the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA), as well as being a board member of the Grattan Institute, the Myer Foundation and the Male Champions of Change. She is the Immediate Past President of Chief Executive Women (CEW), a former Chairman of Parks Victoria and the Melbourne Recital Centre and a former board member of the Australian Centre for Innovation.

In addition to her engineering degree, Kathryn also holds an MCom in Organisational Behaviour with Honours from the University of NSW, which has also awarded her an honorary Doctor of Business and the Ada Lovelace Medal in 2017 which recognises an Outstanding Woman Engineer. She was a recipient of the University of Queensland’s Inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award in 2013 and the University also awarded her an honorary Doctor of Chemical Engineering. Kathryn was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in June 2019 for distinguished service to business and finance, to the central banking, logistics and manufacturing sectors, and to women.

Jacqueline Hey GAICD

Jacqueline Hey GAICD

Director, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
Appointed to the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Board in 2011, Jacquie has experience in telecommunications, marketing and sales, including as CEO of Ericsson in the UK and in Australia. She worked with Ericsson for more than 20 years in leadership roles in Australia, Sweden, the UK and the Middle East. Jacquie is a director of Qantas Airways Limited, AGL Energy Limited, Cricket Australia, Melbourne Business School and Australian Foundation Investment Company.In May 2019, Jacquie was appointed as the next Chair of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, a role she will assume at the end of October 2019.
Dr Simon Longstaff AO

Dr Simon Longstaff AO

Executive Director, The Ethics Centre

Simon Longstaff began his working life on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory of Australia. He is proud of his kinship ties to the Anindilyakwa people. After a period studying law in Sydney and teaching in Tasmania, he pursued postgraduate studies as a Member of Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 1991, Simon commenced his work as the first Executive Director of The Ethics Centre. In 2013, he was made an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “distinguished service to the community through the promotion of ethical standards in governance and business, to improving corporate responsibility, and to philosophy.” Simon is an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University, a Fellow of CPA Australia, the Royal Society of NSW and the Australian Risk Policy Institute. He serves on a number of Boards and Committees and as Independent Integrity Adviser to the Australian Taxation Office.

Sean Hughes GAICD

Sean Hughes GAICD

ASIC, Commissioner

Sean Hughes commenced as an ASIC commissioner on 1 December 2018, for a five-year term.

Sean was the Chief Executive of New Zealand’s capital markets and financial services regulator, the Financial Markets Authority from 2010 to 2013.

He was most recently the Group General Counsel for the listed company Tabcorp and, before that, Chief Risk and Legal Officer at UniSuper. Sean has held leadership positions at National Australia Bank, ANZ and was a partner at the law firm Herbert Geer & Rundle (now Thompson Geer).

Sean has had previous senior positions with ASIC. From 2008 to 2010, Sean was Senior Executive Leader for Corporate Governance and Corporations; and from 1999 to 2003, he held a number of senior executive roles including as Director, Financial Services Regulation.

Sean has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and a Master of Law from Cambridge University in the UK. He holds a Graduate Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Spotlight on Ethics in the Boardroom.

Following the release of the Banking Royal Commission’s final report, the governance community is taking stock. With subsequent Royal Commissions announced, the governance of more important institutions are under scrutiny. At this Leaders’ Lunch we’ll lead a discussion of the critical issues directors and business leaders must address. Our panel of experienced directors will examine:

  • The communication of ethics throughout an organisation;
  • The accountability of directors to their stakeholders;
  • The role of remuneration in ethical decision making; and
  • The importance of managing shareholder and proxy advisor expectations.

Contact details

E. vicevents@aicd.com.au
T. 03 9245 4200