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Canberra | The Integrity Imperative: Exploring Ethics in Business and Society


Join us for an intimate discussion and Q&A session featuring a panel of experts from diverse backgrounds including academia, government, and industry as they provide deep insights into the various facets of integrity and give practical perspectives on maintaining integrity in business practices.

Moderated by Dr David Schmidtchen, the event will highlight the importance of maintaining trust and reputation and explore the repercussions of poor integrity on public perception. 

Event details

Date: Thursday 25 July 2024 
Time: 5:45pm -7:30pm 
Venue: The Commonwealth Club Canberra, 25 Forster Cres, Yarralumla 
Dress Code: Business attire. No jeans or sneakers. 
Catering: Canapes and drinks provided 
Cost: Free to attend
Registrations: Registrations essential, click the Get Tickets button below 


Associate Professor James Connor is the Integrity Coordinator and Academic in the School of Business at UNSW Canberra. A/Prof Connor is a sociologist who specialises in understanding the intersection of culture, social action and change. His military and sport research centres on understanding cultural influences on negative behaviours, and consequently, how these might be changed. He has been funded by the Australian and World anti-doping agencies to explore how and why athletes dope and cheat. Essentially, he tries to understand intransigent problems of behaviour in organisations and how we might overcome them utilising novel theory and methods.

Dean Grandy is a government digital and business transformation specialist with extensive experience in the Federal Government domain. He delivers management consulting engagements to a wide range of public sector clients both nationally and internationally, with a focus on the design and delivery of government programs of scale, complexity, and national significance. Based in Canberra, Dean is the Lead Partner for KPMG Australia’s Technology for Infrastructure, Government & Healthcare (IGH) group, and leads the Modernising Government strategic initiative within Management Consulting. Dean began his career as a non-politically aligned Ministerial advisor. Prior to KPMG, he worked as a Lead Partner in Federal Government for an advisory firm, and a Senior Executive at a global systems integration firm. 

Ms Annwyn Godwin Ms Godwin was appointed as the inaugural CEO of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA) on 1 January 2018, and re-appointed for a five year term on 1 January 2020Ms Godwin is an experienced and respected Statutory Office Holder having previously held the dual statutory appointments of Australian Public Service Merit Protection Commissioner and Parliamentary Service Merit Protection Commissioner over two terms since 2008. She has also served as the Norfolk Island Public Service Commissioner during its jurisdictional transition between 2016-18. Prior to these roles, Ms Godwin joined the Australian Public Service in 1990 and has extensive experience in corporate and related fields. She served in the Senior Executive Service (SES) in a number of agencies including, Customs, Immigration and Agriculture. She has also worked in a wide variety of private sector organizations, including the Australian Stock Exchange and PA Consulting. Ms Godwin has been a regular and long-term contributor to both domestic and international forums on public sector integrity, including through her role in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Party of Senior Public Integrity Officials.