Cris Parker

Director, The BFO 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 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 Psychology 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 spent 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.

The Oath

  • Trust is the foundation of my profession.
  • I will serve all interests in good faith.
  • I will compete with honour.
  • I will pursue my ends with ethical restraint.
  • I will help create a sustainable future.
  • I will help create a more just society.
  • I will speak out against wrongdoing and support others who do the same.
  • I will accept responsibility for my actions.

In these and all other matters;
My word is my bond.

The Vision

A banking and finance industry that meets the community’s needs and has its full confidence thereby fulfilling its integral role in society.