The Banking and Finance Ethics Conference

Thursday 8 June, 2017
8:00 am-5:30 pm
The Banking & Finance Ethics conference will discuss the importance of trust and an ethical foundation for the financial services sector; exploring the crucial role individuals play in ensuring that the industry operates with integrity.
Location: Swissotel
68 Market Street, Sydney

We’ve heard enough about bank scandals and greed. This forum provides an opportunity for those in banking and nance to openly discuss and explore ethical issues that are contributing to the erosion of trust and the social contract many in the industry respect and uphold, providing greater insight to empower the industry to move ahead with con dence.
The forum will break down responsibility to the individual level and look at why ethics is compromised. With a regulatory, organisational and individual perspective in mind we will discuss the following:
• Has regulation become self-defeating?
• Why it's hard to be good with money
• The ethics of language & the language of ethics
• The importance of speaking up
• Social contract of banking
• Purpose and identity in relation to moral injury
• Data, technology, the future, employment and ethics
• Can we measure and evaluate culture?



Speakers include
Peter Kell, Deputy Chairman, ASIC
Helen Rowell, Deputy Chairman, APRA
Simon McKeon AO, Chairman, Banking & Finance Oath Policy Council, Chancellor, Monash University
Professor Dimity Kingsford Smith, Director, Centre for Law Markets & Regulation (CLMR), UNSW Australia
Brad Cooper, CEO, BT Financial Group
Professor Justin O'Brien, Prof. of Financial Regulation, Australian Centre for Financial Studies, Monash University
Dr Catriona Wallace, Founder & CEO, Flamingo
Dennis Gentilin, Founding Director, Human Systems Advisory
Clare Payne, Director, Banking & Finance Oath Consulting Fellow, The Ethics Centre
James Eyers, Senior Reporter, Financial Services, The Australian Financial Review
Franscesca Boase, Managing Director, Edelman
Adam Ferrier, Consumer Psychologist
Lucinda Brogden, Mental Health Commissioner, National Mental Health Commission
Harrison Young, Non-Executive Director, Commonwealth Bank
Stephen Mayne, Director, Shareholders Association Australia

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.