Speakers

Debra Abbott APM

Assistant Commissioner, State Emergencies and Security Command, Victoria Police

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Assistant Commissioner Debra Abbott has been a member of Victoria Police for 28 years. Debra’s diverse police career has seen her serve across a number of operational areas including Operations Support, Crime Command and General Policing.

Committed to innovation and practical implementation at the frontline of policing, Debra has held senior roles in many reform projects and programs, including the Victoria Police General Duties Uniform Project. In 2011 Debra was appointed the Victoria Police Program Manager for the Deployment of 940 Protective Service Officers to the Victorian transport system; and the recruitment and deployment of 1700 additional sworn police officers.

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Kathryn Arndt

Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Local Governance Association

Kathryn Arndt imageKathryn is CEO of the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA). The VLGA is an independent organisation that supports councils, councillors and the community in good local governance through policy, advocacy, networking and professional development.

Kathryn has many years of experience as a non-executive director and currently sits on the boards of Diabetes Victoria, is Deputy Chair of Access Health & Community and Company Secretary of the Royal Melbourne Tennis Club. Kathryn is a Council Member on the Victorian Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality. In her capacity as CEO of the VLGA Kathryn is a member of the Minister for Local Government Hon Natalie Hutchins’ Women’s Roundtable for Local Government.

Jenny Atta

Deputy Secretary, Infrastructure and Finance Services Group, Department of Education and Training

Jenny Atta imageJenny Atta was appointed to the position of Deputy Secretary, Infrastructure and Finance Services Group in December 2015.

Jenny has many years of experience in senior leadership roles across the public service, most particularly at the Department of Treasury and Finance where she led the Portfolio Analysis function within the Budget and Finance area. She previously worked with the former Department of Human Services, and more recently with the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Teresa Banman

Manager, Misconduct Prevention Education and Research, Tasmanian Integrity Commission

Teresa Banman is a highly qualified and experienced leader, with almost two decades working in senior management roles throughout the Tasmanian State Service. This includes responsibility for managing misconduct and associated industrial processes for medium and large scale public institutions. Her hands-on management experience gives her insight and understanding of the integral role of ethics and integrity in the public sector.

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Erin Barlow

Assistant Ombudsman, Victorian Ombudsman

Erin has workedErin Barlow image at the Victorian Ombudsman’s office for 10 years. She is an Assistant Ombudsman, leading a team conducting systemic and protected disclosure investigations.

Erin has led several complex investigations including improper conduct by Mount Buller management, unfair decision-making by workers compensation agents, abuse in the disability sector, $1billion lost revenue from unenforced warrants, misuse of public resources by Geoff Shaw MP, the failure of ten major ICT-enabled projects and improper conduct by CenITex officers resulting in public reports on cases of improper conduct and maladministration across the Victorian public sector.

Erin was seconded to the Legal Services Commissioner in 2010 to assist with their investigation processes and led a complex performance audit at the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office in 2013.

Jane Brockington

Principal, Bridging Policy and Practice

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Jane Brockington is the Principal of Bridging Policy and Practice where her work encompasses strategy and transformation, regulatory design and practice, governance and integrity and capability building.

Currently Jane is leading the development of IPAA Victoria’s new Integrity and Ethical Leadership Program and she assisted the Victorian Department of Education with the 2015 and 2016 IBAC Operation Dunham and Ord hearings.

Jane is a non-executive director on the boards of Worksafe Victoria and TRY Australia, she chairs the Audit and Risk Committees for VicRoads and Victoria Police Audit, and is a member of the Victoria Police Corporate Advisory Group.

Previously Jane held leadership roles in the Commonwealth and Victorian public sectors. She was the inaugural CEO of the Victorian Commission for Liquor and Gambling Regulation overseeing its creation in 2012, and was CEO of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission. In 2015-16, Jane was Deputy Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee which reviewed the Environment Protection Authority (Victoria).

Jane holds qualifications in economics, is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria), and Executive Fellow of ANZSOG.

Evylyn Brophy

Senior Consultant, Urbis

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Evylyn Brophy is an experienced social researcher and evaluator whose evaluative practice has focused on continuous improvement in public policy settings. Evylyn has managed multi-method evaluation projects spanning many policy areas including health, education and crime-prevention.

Evylyn spent seven years working in Victorian government departments, where she was responsible for implementing monitoring and evaluation systems – including the evaluation frameworks to track the progress of the Regional Growth Fund, and to measure the impact of the Victorian voluntary pre-commitment system for the Department of Justice and Regulation. Evylyn recently managed the corruption prevention behavioural research project Urbis conducted for IBAC.

Professor AJ Brown

Professor of Public Policy and Law, Griffith University

Aj Brown imageA J Brown is Professor of Public Policy and Law, and program leader, public integrity and anti-corruption, in the Centre for Governance & Public Policy at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.  He is also a board member of Transparency International Australia, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, member of the International Whistleblowing Research Network, and president-elect of the Australian Political Studies Association.

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Edward Byrden

Director, Governance and Legal, Public Transport Victoria

Edward Byrden imageAs PTV’s Director, Governance & Legal, Ed Byrden provides PTV’s Chief Executive Officer, Executive Board and Audit, Safety, Risk & Assurance Committee with advice and guidance on a variety of governance and legal issues.Prior to joining PTV, Ed held senior legal roles at BP and Medibank Private, and was General Manager, WHS & Legal at Epic Energy. Ed has also served as Legal Counsel for Transurban and as a solicitor with Minter Ellison Lawyers.

Ed holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law and a Graduate Diploma in Management.

The Hon. Dr Ken Coghill

Associate Professor, Department of Management, Monash University

The Hon Dr Ken Coghill PhD (Monash) was born at Mansfield in 1944. His first degree was in veterinary science (BVSc Melbourne) and he was formerly a public servant, Wodonga Councillor, Member of the Victorian Parliament, Parliamentary Secretary and Speaker.

After retiring from Parliament in 1996, he joined Monash University where he is now an Associate Professor and leads research in governance and parliamentary studies. He teaches governance and conducts research into the enhancement of parliamentarians’ knowledge, skills and capabilities, including ethical competence.

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Shaun Condron FCPA

Deputy Secretary, Finance, Infrastructure and Governance, Department of Justice and Regulation

ShauShaun Condron imagen Condron was appointed as the Deputy Secretary Finance, Infrastructure & Governance for the Department of Justice and Regulation in November 2016. Prior to this he was the Department’s Chief Finance Officer for a period of 9 years commencing in July 2007, following 4 years as Chief Finance Officer for the Department of Primary Industries. He has a total of 23 years as a finance professional in the VPS dating back to his commencement with the then Department of Health and Community Services in 1994.

Prior to his most recent appointment, Shaun was the longest serving CFO in the Victorian State Government. Shaun holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting from RMIT and is a Fellow of both CPA Australia and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA). In addition to his role with DJR, Shaun currently sits on the board of Cenitex and is also an independent member of the Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Henrietta Cook

Journalist, The Age

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Henrietta Cook is The Age’s education editor. She joined The Age in 2011 and was a state political reporter during the Napthine government. She was awarded Melbourne Press Club’s Young Journalist of the Year in 2010 and in 2015 she won the Transport Quill Award.

She previously worked at The Canberra Times and Fairfax Community Network publications. She has a keen interest in education and social justice issues.

Luke Cornelius

Assistant Commissioner, VEOHRC Review Response, Partnerships and Innovation, Victoria Police

Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius leads the Victoria Police response to the VEOHRC Review into sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour, among Victoria Police personnel.

Luke served as a Federal Agent for 14 years with the Australian Federal Police, before commencing in 2002 with Victoria Police where he took charge as the Commander of Legal Services. He has since served as an Assistant Commissioner leading the Professional Standards Command and the Southern Region.

Luke was awarded the Australian Police Medal in the 2010 for distinguished service to policing.

Christina DiPierdomenico

Head of Executive Office, Victorian Ombudsman

Christina DiPierdomenico imageChristina DiPierdomenico has worked for Ombudsman for more than 10 years, in Victoria and overseas. She has held roles in complaints handling, alternative dispute resolution and investigations.

She now heads up the Victorian Ombudsman’s Executive Office including managing VO’s public sector education program, which offers practical workshops for public sector employees.

Susan Fraser

Assistant Auditor, General Technical Audit Services, Victorian Auditor-General's Office

Susan Fraser imageSusan Fraser is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in auditing and advisory services, mainly in the private sector. She has held various senior level roles in external audit, financial reporting for a listed entity, internal audit, business process improvements (leading projects in both the private and public sectors), and in Australian auditing and assurance standard-setting.

Susan’s most recent role was as VAGO’s Director, Quality Assurance. Susan manages a business unit of around 25 employees providing specialist accounting, auditing, information systems audit, data analytics and legal compliance services to VAGO’s financial and performance auditors, and is responsible for establishing and monitoring audit quality standards for the ongoing improvement of the annual audit program.

Dennis Gentilin

Director, Human Systems Advisory

Dennis Gentilin is the founding director of Human Systems Advisory, a research based consulting firm that believes the majority of conduct issues within organisations are not caused by ineffective formal systems, but rather by ineffective human systems. It is by strengthening their human systems that organisations not only increase their ethical resilience, but create the conditions that feed future prosperity.

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Professor Adam Graycar (participating via video)

Professor of Public Policy, Flinders University

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Adam Graycar has been Professor of Public Policy at Flinders University since 2015. For five years before that he was Professor of Public Policy at the Australian National University and also Director of the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption (TRIC).

He acquired extensive policy experience over 22 years in the senior level posts he has held in government, both Federal and State. He was the longest serving Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology, and for four years was Head, Cabinet Office, Government of South Australia. He has experience in both academia and in government, and currently works internationally in corruption prevention and integrity enhancement.

He has two doctorates from the University of NSW and is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Lynne Haultain

Executive Director, Victorian Law Foundation

Lynne Haultain is the Executive Director of the Victoria Law Foundation.
She has twenty years’ experience in broadcast journalism and has held senior roles in all three tiers of government – including with the ACCC, the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Ombudsman.

As a consultant, Lynne provided strategic counsel to a wide range of clients, from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to a Dalai Lama Tour; and across the spectrum of issues including disability, data use, climate action, public transport, and aged care.

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Justine Heazlewood

Director and Keeper of Public Records, Public Record Office Victoria

Justine Heazlewood is Director of the Public Record Office and Victoria’s Keeper of Public Records. With degrees in both history and computing she was drawn into working with electronic records and helped to develop the Victorian Electronic Records Strategy. She is involved in a number of initiatives to set national and international standards for recordkeeping and works with partners across Victoria and Australia to achieve better coordination in digital information management.

Matthew Hildebrand

General Manager, Fraud and Investigations, Telstra

Matt Hilderbrand imageMatthew Hildebrand is the General Manager for Investigations at Telstra, Australia’s largest Telecommunications company with global operations in 22 countries. In addition to leading investigations into internal fraud, serious workplace misconduct, data loss and sensitive whistleblower matters he also reports to Telstra’s Chief Risk Officer on broader conduct risk.

Matthew has spent 15 years investigating serious misconduct, managing Conduct Risk and providing advice to executive management with experience in Retail and Telecommunications.

Professor Emeritus Leslie Holmes

School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne

Leslie Holmes is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Melbourne, and a Recurrent Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Social Research in Warsaw and the People’s University in Beijing. He has also taught at the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna. He has been a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia since 1995.

In addition to eight edited collections, he has published nine authored books on various aspects of communism, post-communism, corruption, organised crime and human trafficking, including his best-selling Corruption: A Very Short Introduction (OUP 2015); his work has been translated into 15 languages.

Graham Kent

Acting Assistant Commissioner, Professional Standards Command, Victoria Police

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Graham Kent is acting Assistant Commissioner, Professional Standards Command, Victoria Police. Graham’s substantive position is as Senior Investigations Officer, Task Force Salus. Salus was established in 2014 to investigate allegations of predatory behaviour, sexual assault and sexual harassment by Victoria Police employees.

Graham has been a Divisional Commander in metropolitan and rural divisions and 3 years in charge of foundation and promotional training programs. In 2012 he was the Victoria Police Visiting Fellow at the Australian Institute of Police Management, Manly.

As a detective Graham has worked at the Armed Robbery, Homicide and Corruption Investigation Units.

Kate Latimer

Chief Executive, Cranlana Programme

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Kate Latimer is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cranlana Programme, with more than eight years’ experience steering the independent, not-for-profit organisation. Cranlana was established in 1993 to promote enlightened leadership and ethical practice. Previously she had established and ran a small company that organised high-level political and academic discussions on immigration and settlement in various countries, was an independent documentary filmmaker whose programs were screened at various film festivals, on ABC-TV and BBC-TV, and produced the media for the Federal Government’s 2004 domestic violence campaign.

Dr Colleen Lewis

Adjunct Professor, National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University

Colleen Lewis imageColleen Lewis is an Adjunct Professor with the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University and a Director of the Accountability Round Table.  Her research interests include anti-corruption models, public sector accountability, transparency and integrity, with particular emphasis on political donations, lobbying and the trust deficit between parliamentarians and those who elect them to serve in the public interest. Professor Lewis is the author of Complaints Against Police: The Politics of Reform and is a co-editor and contributor to seven books ranging across several topics including police accountability, counter-terrorism and the post democratic state, the Whitlam legacy, the Fitzgerald legacy and the professional development of parliamentarians.

Serena Lillywhite

Chief Executive Officer, Transparency International Australia

Serena Lillywhite is the Chief Executive Officer at Transparency International Australia. Prior to this role, Serena led the mining advocacy team at Oxfam, and held the position as Private Sector Policy Lead for Oxfam International for four years. In 2016 Serena was based in Cambodia as the Responsible Business Conduct adviser to the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia.

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Dr Michael Macaulay

Associate Dean, Professional and Executive Education, Victoria University Business School

Michael Macaulay is the Director of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Sunderland (UK) and York St John (UK), and is a former Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa).

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Dr Stuart Macintyre

Manager, Strategic Intelligence and Research, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission

Stuart Macintyre is Manager Strategic Intelligence and Research at the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission. Stuart joined IBAC in April 2013 from the Professional Standards Command of Victoria Police where he was the Assistant Director of the Risk Mitigation Division. During his time with Victoria Police, Stuart undertook three secondments: to the United Kingdom Gambling Commission as Head of Risk, as the Manager of Research and Policy at the Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority and as the Manager of the Office of the Chief Commissioner of Police.

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Alistair Maclean

Chief Executive Officer, Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission

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Alistair Maclean is IBAC’s Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the general conduct and the effective, efficient and economical management of the functions and activities of IBAC.

Mr Maclean joined IBAC in April 2013. He came to IBAC from PanAust Ltd, where he helped build the company into a significant ASX100 gold and copper producer.

He was previously an Australian diplomat, serving as Ambassador to Laos from 2004 to 2007, with prior postings to Washington DC and Bangkok. In between he fulfilled various roles in Canberra, including as a senior advisor to the Prime Minister.

Mr Maclean holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne and a Master of International Law degree from the Australian National University.  He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ange Marshall

Chief Financial Officer, Yarra City Council

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Nick McKenzie

Journalist, The Age

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Nick McKenzie is an investigative journalist and author who has won multiple Walkley Awards.

He works for Fairfax Media and his investigations regularly appear in Melbourne’s The Age newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review. He also presents special investigations for the ABC TV program, Four Corners.

His career began as a cadet journalist at the ABC, later joining Fairfax Media. Nick’s investigative reporting has led to a number of government inquiries and police investigations, including a federal police probe into political donations given by alleged mafia figures. 

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Rebecca McKenzie

Chief Executive Officer, Glen Eira City Council

Rebecca McKenzie is an accomplished leader with a successful career at executive level across three countries and three sectors. CEO at City of Glen Eira since February 2016, she is responsible for a $150 million business delivering services to the Glen Eira community in Melbourne’s inner south. Rebecca’s prior roles include CEO at Mitchell Shire Council, and Director of Corporate Services for Yarra Ranges Council. Before relocating back to Australia in 2009 following an 8 year stint abroad, Rebecca held Director level roles at Swindon Borough Council in the UK and National University of Ireland in Dublin.

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Stephen Mumford

Acting Privacy and Data Security Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner

Stephen Mumford imageStephen Mumford has been appointed to assist Victoria’s new Information Commissioner to establish a streamlined information and data oversight body. As a statutory officer Stephen has responsibility for the Commissioner’s obligations in respect to privacy and data security across the Victorian public sector and the state’s law enforcement bodies.  Immediately preceding Stephen’s appointment, he was Deputy Victorian Ombudsman where he was involved in numerous investigations into systemic maladministration, allegations of impropriety and breaches of Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights. Stephen also contributed to the Handbook of Global Research and Practice in Corruption (edited by Adam Graycar and Russell G. Smith) collaborating with Glenn Sullivan and Dr Inez Dussuyer to author the chapter Reporting Corrupt Practices in the Public Interest: Innovative Approaches to Whistleblowing.

Prior to joining the Victorian Ombudsman Stephen worked in the fields of child protection, youth justice and disability services for 12 years. He has also acted as the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission for Children and Young People for a short period.

Claire Noone

Principal, Nous Group

Claire Noone imageClaire Noone is a Principal at Nous Group and has more than 20 years’ leadership experience across both federal and state government, most recently as a senior executive at the Department of Justice (Vic), including as Acting Secretary.

Claire’s experience means she brings a clear understanding of strategy and direction setting allowing her to be instrumental in leading major change. She brings extensive operational management experience and demonstrated success in the implementation of government reform agendas. Her extensive knowledge of the justice system means she brings powerful insights to the design and implementation of reforms across the whole system.

Sonia Parisi

Director, Integrity and Advisory, Victorian Public Service Commission

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Sonia Parisi is the inaugural Director, Integrity and Advisory at the Victorian Public Sector Commission. Sonia has over 15 years of public sector experience with a focus on governance regulation, integrity and accountability at local, state and national levels in Australia and overseas.

From 2010 to 2012, Sonia led the development of legislation for Victoria’s integrity regime, including the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victorian Inspectorate and Public Interest Monitor.

Sonia holds Honours degrees in Law and Arts from Monash University, a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Melbourne (ANZSOG program), and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kate Rattigan

Deputy Secretary, People and Executive Services Group, Department of Education and Training

In June 2016, Kate Rattigan was appointed Deputy Secretary, People and Executive Services Group (PESG) after acting in the role since October 2015.
As Deputy Secretary, Kate drives a complex agenda encompassing legal services, human resources, people and culture, communications and media, change strategy, integrity reform, executive services, cabinet, ministerial support, information strategy and audit and assurance.

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Gabrielle Reilly

Executive Director, Human Resources Department, Victoria Police

Gabrielle Reilly has extensive experience as a practitioner and leader in all areas of human resource management with specialisation in organisational development and culture change.  She has senior leadership and executive experience in both public and private sectors including health, local government, education, financial services, executive recruitment and State government in all areas of the justice system.  She holds qualifications in business management, psychology and coaching, and is currently the Executive Director of Human Resources for Victoria Police.  Gabrielle is passionate about enabling organisational outcomes by creating a workplace environment that supports respect, performance and accountability.

Adrian Robb

Chief Executive Officer, Bayside City Council

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Adrian Robb is CEO of the Bayside City Council, one of Melbourne’s most liveable communities.

Between 2005 and 2008, Adrian was CEO of Mount Alexander Shire Council in Central Victoria’s goldfields.

Adrian has spent 27 years in Executive roles in Local Government, including metropolitan and regional local governments. In addition to these roles he has been a contributing board member on the governance of employment services, health agencies and public sector professional associations. Adrian is currently a board member of IPAA Victoria and chairs the Institute’s awards committee.

Adrian’s career-long passion has been to contribute to the creation of better communities and greater opportunities for citizens through a strong and capable local government sector.

Andrew Rule

Journalist

Andrew Rule is a leading Melbourne journalist currently working at The Herald Sun. When he started as a cadet, he was the only cadet reporter in captivity to have ridden the winner of a horse race. He had previously worked for ‘The Times’ and ‘the Spectator’ – the Gippsland Times and the Maffra Spectator, in East Gippsland.
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Dr Russell Smith

Principal Criminologist, Australian Institute of Criminology

Russell Smith has qualifications in law, psychology and criminology from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from King’s College London. He practised as a lawyer in Melbourne in the 1980s prior to taking up a lectureship in criminology at the University of Melbourne in 1990. He then took up a research position at the Australian Institute of Criminology where he is now Principal Criminologist. He has published extensively on aspects of fraud and corruption control, cybercrime and professional regulation, and is a Fellow and former President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology and former President of the Asia-Pacific Association of Technology and Society. He is co-editor with Adam Graycar of the Handbook of Global Research and Practice in Corruption (Edward Elgar 2011).

Bella Stagoll

Director, Integrity, Department of Education and Training

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Bella Stagoll is Integrity Director at the Department of Education and Training and leads the fraud and corruption control investigations unit and key integrity policy, engagement, governance and reporting functions.

Bella oversees the ‘Speak Up’ hotline and works with stakeholders across the Department to promote a culture of speaking up.

Previously, Bella was a principal lawyer at the Fair Work Ombudsman where she led a team litigating contraventions of Australian workplace laws.

Bella’s private sector experience spans 10 years as a senior associate and lawyer at Clayton Utz and Herbert Geer. Bella holds a Bachelor of Arts/ Laws (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.

Wendy Steendam

Deputy Commissioner, Victoria Police

Wendy Steendam has over 30 years of policing experience across roles including general duties, sexual offence and child abuse investigation, governance, planning and policy. As Assistant Commissioner of Eastern Region, Wendy managed over 2,300 staff in 15 local area commands. While Chief Information Officer, with responsibility for the Information, Systems & Security Command, Wendy led an ambitious reform program to support operational policing. Currently Deputy Commissioner Capability, Wendy oversees work on the capability framework and plan, to ensure the effective delivery of policing services and critical business functions.

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Chris Steinfort

Victoria Council President, Australian HR Institute

Chris Steinfort is President, Victorian Council, and is a Fellow Certified Practitioner Human Resources (FCPHR). The Australian HR Institute is the national organisation representing HR professionals. As a HR consultant, Chris builds leadership capability to achieve strategic and operational business outcomes and manage human capital risks.

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Dr Caroline Tomiczek

Associate Director, Urbis

Caroline Tomiczek has over 10 years’ research and policy-development experience, including a PhD in Psychology from Macquarie University. Caroline is skilled in the design and project management of complex and challenging social research projects, including social marketing research, program and policy evaluation, stakeholder research, and service evaluations. Caroline is particularly interested in finding ways to effectively convey complex research results to clients and stakeholders.

Evan Westmore

Assistant Ombudsman, Victorian Ombudsman

Evan Westmore imageEvan Westmore has been with the Victorian Ombudsman for nearly 10 years, and is an Assistant Ombudsman, formal investigations.

Evan is responsible for overseeing a team of senior investigators undertaking investigations into whistleblower disclosures and systemic issues.

He has led many complex investigations resulting in public reports including the conduct of authorised officers and issuing of infringements on the Victorian Public Transport system, the governance and administration of agencies and the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners in Victoria.

Sue Wilkinson

Chief Executive Officer, Darebin Council

Sue Wilkinson imageSue Wilkinson is the Chief Executive Officer of Darebin City Council. Prior to commencing in this role, Ms Wilkinson was the Chief Executive Officer at Colac Otway Shire and has a strong track record of delivery of high quality, coordinated services and complex public policy outcomes. She has significant senior leadership experience across both state and local government, having previously worked at the City of Monash, the City of Port Phillip and the former Department of Planning and Community Development.

While at Colac Otway, Ms Wilkinson worked to build a strong organisational culture of community focused services and continuous improvement.  She also led the Shire’s community recovery efforts following several very challenging events including devastating bushfires, multiple floods and landslides.