2014 Program Overview

Why a Global Integrity Summit?

In December 2013, the Australian Government assumed the presidency of the G20, the premier forum for international economic cooperation and decision-making. The G20 was established in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis at a meeting of finance ministers in 1999. In 2008, the G20 was upgraded to a heads of government meeting and played a pivotal role in the response to the global financial crisis, a crisis that was widely recognised at the time as being partly caused by serious ethical failures and a lack of transparency and integrity in significant financial markets.

As the G20 is seeking to promote effective global growth, especially in developing countries, it has to address newly appreciated integrity challenges in the financial system as well as long standing integrity challenges posed by corruption, financial regulation and infrastructure funding.

2014 was a particularly important year to emphasise these ethics and integrity dimensions of governance reform. The Brisbane G20 coincided with both the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Fitzgerald Inquiry Report and the 20th anniversary of one of the most sophisticated reforms arising from the Fitzgerald Inquiry: the Queensland Public Sector Ethics Act.

To celebrate this dual anniversary we examined the ethics and integrity dimensions of the G20 agenda through a two-day Global Integrity Summit on 9-10 September 2014. The Summit brought together experts from those organisations that are champions of integrity: integrity agencies, the professions, academia and faith based organisations within G20 countries.

The work of the Global Integrity Summit was structured around five key issues on the G20 agenda: corruption, infrastructure, financial regulation, tax erosion and profit shifting, and strengthening-empowering development. In doing so we recognised some cross cutting themes: the competing demands of transparency and privacy/secrecy; the under-recognised role of the professions in promoting better governance standards; and the search for global values to address global problems.

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Adj. Professor, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney
The Hon. Robert Hill AC was a member of the Australian Senate from 1981 to 2006, representing South Australia. He was leader of the government in the Senate from March 1996 until January 2006. He was minister for the environment from 1996 to 1998, minister for the environment and heritage from 1998 to 2001 and minister for defence from 2001 to 2006. In July 2005 he became the first government leader in the Senate since 1981 to command a majority in the chamber. Mr Hill was the ambassador to the United Nations from 2006 to 2009 and former chancellor of the University of Adelaide.

Managing Partner, Governance Latam
Guillermo Jorge is managing partner of Governance Latam, a Buenos Aires legal and consulting firm specialised in public sector and corporate integrity. Guillermo is also Global Law Faculty at New York University School of Law and senior researcher at the Center for Anti-Corruption Studies of San Andrés University, where he also teaches. He was Drapper Hills fellow at the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, Reagan-Fascell fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, and fellow at the Stanford Center for Latin American Studies.

Award-winning journalist, author and commentator
Madonna King is an award-winning journalist, author and commentator. Her fifth, and latest book, is a biography of Australian federal treasurer Joe Hockey. Madonna has more than 20 years’ experience across newspapers, radio and television. She has regularly appeared on breakfast television, as well as having spent many years in the Canberra press gallery reporting and interpreting politics. A fellow of the prestigious World Press Institute, Madonna has served as a visiting fellow at the Queensland University of Technology, and on the Walkley Advisory Board for Journalism.

President of the World Forum for Ethics in Business
Rajita is a humanitarian, educationist, global leader & leadership coach. She is president of the World Forum for Ethics in Business and a board member in a number of non governmental organizations. She has trained and coached leaders in over 50 countries. Rajita was a banker for 18 years with Citi and has held many international leadership positions. In her last assignment she oversaw a portfolio responsible for annual revenues of USD750m, 16,000 employees and over 800 branches across 12 countries. She has won 17 awards for professional excellence and clocked over 1,000,000 hours training over 100,000 participants.

Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University
Professor C. Raj Kumar was appointed as the founding vice chancellor of O. P. Jindal Global University. He has qualifications from the University of Oxford, Harvard University, University of Hong Kong, University of Delhi, Loyola College and is an attorney at law. Professor Kumar spearheaded the establishment of the O.P. Jindal Global University. Professor Kumar’s areas of specialisation include, human rights & development, terrorism & national security, corruption & governance, law and disaster management, comparative constitutional law, legal education & higher education. He has published widely.

Chairman, Financial and Development Supervisory Agency
Prof. Dr. H. Mardiasmo is chairman of the Financial and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP); vice team leader of evaluation and supervisory budget expenditure (TEPPA); and team leader of quality assurance of national bureaucracy reform in the Government of Indonesia. He is a professor in the Faculty of Economics and Business at Gadjah Mada University (UGM). He holds a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in development administration from The University of Birmingham; a master of business administration (MBA) from The University of Bridgeport; and a bachelor of economy (accounting), from UGM.

Pro Vice Chancellor of Arts, Education and Law, Griffith University
Professor Paul Mazerolle relocated to Australia from the US in 2000 to lead the criminology program at University of Queensland. He was the inaugural director of research and prevention at the Crime and Misconduct Commission in Queensland. He joined Griffith in 2006 and was appointed director of the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance until 2009. Professor Mazerolle is a past editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology and founding co-editor of the Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology.

Australian Information Commissioner
Professor John McMillan AO is the Australian information commissioner, heading an office responsible for freedom of information, privacy protection and advice to government on information management policy. John was formerly the commonwealth ombudsman from 2003–2010; and the integrity commissioner (acting) for the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity in 2007. He is an emeritus professor of the Australian National University. He is co-author of a leading student text, Control of Government Action.

Director – Centre for Law, Markets & Regulation
Justin O’Brien is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales and director of the CLMR. He is a specialist in corporate governance, business and professional ethics, regulatory theory and socio-legal studies in corporate law. He has written extensively on the dynamics of financial regulation, particularly the intersection between regulatory form and ethical considerations.

Chair, Transparency International Turkey
E. Oya Özarslan is the Chair of Transparency International-Turkey where she leads initiatives on increasing integrity standards in public and private sectors, open government and transparency and accountability issues in media. Oya has conducted campaigns on disclosure of assets of politicians and high ranking public officials as well as the disclosures of election campaign financing. She also took part in a country review process of Turkey before GRECO, UNCAC and OECD Conventions. Oya graduated from Law Faculty of Ankara University and received her LL.M. degree from The University of Texas Austin in 1998.

Executive Director, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
In 2013, the Right Reverend Dr Stephen Pickard was appointed as the executive director of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture. Dr Pickard was consecrated bishop in Adelaide in 2007. He has held a host of senior positions in the Anglican Church. He was previously assistant bishop in the Diocese of Adelaide and during that time was chair of Anglicare South Australia and acting principal, St Barnabas Theological College. From 1998 to 2006 he was director of St Mark’s National Theological Centre and head of the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University.

Founder and Head, Doughty Street Chambers
Geoffrey Robertson QC has appeared as counsel in many leading cases in constitutional, criminal and international law, and served as first president of the UN War Crimes Court in Sierra Leone. In 2008 he was appointed by the secretary general as one of three jurist members of the UN Justice Council and in 2011 received the New York Bar Association award for achievement in international affairs and law. He has published widely, including his forthcoming work, An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers The Armenians? Geoffrey devised the television series, “Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypotheticals”.

Director for International Criminal Affairs , Ministry of Justice 
Lorenzo Salazar is the director for International Criminal Affairs in the Directorate General for Criminal Justice at the Ministry of Justice in Rome. He also holds the position of chair and head of delegation for justice in the European Union “CATS” Committee as well as being the vice chair of the OECD Working Group on international corruption WGB, the Head of the Italian Delegation in the WGB and member of the evaluation team for France . Previously he held ministerial and judicial roles in Italy and senior positions in the Italian representation to the European Union and European Commission.

Director, The Institute for Ethics, Governance & Law, Griffith University
Charles topped politics, philosophy and law at Melbourne, combining them in his Oxford DPhil (1986). He was appointed Griffith’s foundation dean of law in 1991, foundation director of the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance in 1999 and foundation director of IEGL in 2004. Professor Sampford has written over 125 articles on integrity and governance issues for journals and collections, has completed 30 books, and edited collections for international publishers. Foreign fellowships include the Visiting Senior Research Fellow at St John’s College Oxford and a Fulbright Senior Award to Harvard.

Chief Executive Officer, Professional Standards Authority
Dr Deen Sanders is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Standards Authority, the regulatory and expert advisory agency for the combined Australian Government’s Professional Standards Councils. Working with industry, government, regulators and consumers, Deen leads the work on behalf of Australia’s Professional Standards Councils to promote consumer protection and excellence in professional standards by encouraging professions in their self-regulation through ‘professional standards schemes’.

Chief Operating Officer, Integrity Action
Joy Saunders is the chief operating officer of Integrity Action, a UK based NGO that seeks to build integrity in the world’s most challenging settings. Joy has a varied career, being a chartered accountant before joining the international development community. She leads on strategy operations as well as programme design, implementation and evaluation for Integrity Action. Joy has presented in various international fora on the importance of metrics, closing the feedback loop and measuring impact in the anti-corruption field. She is a civil society representative for the OECD Anti-Corruption Task Team.

Former Queensland Integrity Commissioner
Dr David Solomon AM served a five-year term as Queensland Integrity Commissioner from 1 July 2009. He is currently Acting Integrity Commissioner. He was Chair of the Independent Panel appointed by the Bligh Government to review Queensland’s Freedom of Information laws in 2007-8. In 1992-3 he chaired the Qld Electoral and Administrative Review Commission. He spent most of his working life as a journalist in Canberra, and then Brisbane.
He has degrees from the Australian National University in Arts and Law (with Honours), and a Doctorate of Letters.

Deputy General Counsel, World Bank
Anthony Gerald Toft joined the World Bank in 1982. He is responsible for all legal aspects of the World Bank’s operations worldwide. He advises top management and the Board of the World Bank. He manages a group of 9 units that cover the legal aspects of the World Bank’s global operations, the development and implementation of World Bank operational policies, and the World Bank’s relationships with development partners around the world. He has law degrees from Oxford and Harvard Universities and is a member of Lincoln’s Inn and the New York Bar.

Professor of International Relations, ANU
Prof. Ramesh Thakur is director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU). He was vice rector and senior vice rector of the United Nations University (and assistant secretary-general of the United Nations). He was a professor of international relations at the University of Otago and head of the Peace Research Centre at ANU. He was professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, distinguished fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation and foundation director of the Balsillie School of International affairs.

Reporter & Producer, Radio National Breakfast
Cathy Van Extel is a reporter/producer for Radio National Breakfast based in Brisbane. She is a journalist with more than 20 years experience in radio reporting, presenting and documentary making. In 2001 she was awarded a Walkley Commendation for her ABC coverage of the September 11 terrorist attack. Cathy is a former Canberra Press Gallery journalist and presenter of Canberra Breakfast radio.

Secretariat, Tax Justice Network Australia
Dr Mark Zirnsak, director, justice and international mission, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, Uniting Church in Australia The Uniting Church in Australia acts as the secretariat for the Tax Justice Network in Australia. The Network sees integrity and transparency in tax as a critical issue as tax evasion removes funding from essential services, infrastructure and key development needs. Mark was employed as the Synod Social Justice Development Officer in the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania in June 1999 and became director of the Justice and International Mission Unit of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania in early 2004.