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Global Ethics Day is an opportunity for organisations and individuals to explore the role of ethics in business and society.
This partnered webinar with The Banking and Finance Oath will focus on ethics in financial services, from both a macro and micro perspective; what role should financial services play in shaping our world? Can an individual play a significant role in developing culture?
Cris Parker, Director, The Banking and Finance Oath and Manager, The Ethics Alliance will be moderating this event.
Professor Petrina Coventry, Non-Executive Director, Beston Global Food Company Ltd, The Australian Human Resource Institute and the Australasian Association of Philosophy
Prof. Coventry, an experienced business ethicist has worked in Asia, the United States and Europe in global leadership roles for The General Electric Company, The Coca Cola Company and Proctor and Gamble.
She has covered multiple industry sectors including nuclear, engineering and construction, fast moving consumer goods, energy, oil and gas, education, and financial services.
Her work in governance and ethics, mega projects, transformation and change, productivity, organization design and human capital planning has led to increased involvement with governments, industry associations and consulting groups in multiple regions.
Petrina has developed curriculum, faculty programs and lectured for several international universities in the areas of business, leadership, ethics and innovation.
She is a Vincent Fairfax Fellow, a Fellow of the Australian Human Resource Institute and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In parallel to her role as a Professor she is a Non-executive director of Beston Global Food Company Ltd, The Australian Human Resource Institute and the Australasian Association of Philosophy.
Areas of Expertise:
Governance & ethics
Change & risk management
Remuneration, Productivity and Performance
Lean Operations and Quality systems
Christine Yates, SF FIN, Chief Executive Officer – Retail Australian Unity
Chris Yates leads Australian Unity’s Retail Platform, a specialised business unit which brings together the Private Health Insurance and Banking businesses that focus on Australian Unity’s retail customers and members. Chris joined Australian Unity in August 2020 after a decade at National Australia Bank, where her last role was Chief Customer Officer for Private, Wealth and Insurance at NAB’s subsidiary, the Bank of New Zealand.
She is a highly experienced executive with 25 years’ experience in investment and institutional banking and more recent experience in high net worth consumer banking, wealth management, retail banking and insurances.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Economics with a major in economics and accounting, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia and a Diploma in Financial Markets from AFMA. She is a member of the BFO, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia & New Zealand.
Nikola Zaorska, Head of Employee Conduct, National Australia Bank
Nikola Zaorska has an extensive financial services and risk management background combined with qualifications in psychology and continued studies in behavioural science.
She has been working in different areas of National Australia Bank since 2001 and is known for her risk culture, ethics expertise, being values-led and her knowledge of the regulatory landscape.
Cris Parker, Director, The Banking and Finance Oath and Manager, The Ethics Alliance
Cris has had a career that has been based on communication; telling people’s stories and building relationships that lead to better things. Starting her career in the theatre, Cris founded The Peccadillo Theatre Company in Manhattan’s Lower Eastside, which continues today off Broadway. On returning to Australia, Cris was the Founder of a EAT Casting Agency and then Brownslane Productions, a production company that produced creative documentaries which explored people, their fascinating stories and experiences, and their contributions to a better society.
In 2011, after completing a Social Science degree Cris started working for The Ethics Centre, contributing to social impact projects that continue to thrive today. These initiatives seek to place ethics at the centre of public life – as a shared impulse to live with purpose in line with values and principles.
Cris started working on The Banking and Finance Oath in 2014 and spends much of her time having conversations with people about the impact of behaviour on their culture, the importance of ethics and integrity and the growing potential of a better industry.
Cris is currently leading The Ethics Alliance, a program at The Ethics Centre which brings friends and fierce competitors in businesses, including financial services together as a community to learn from each other and prioritise ethics.
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