Friday, May 21, 2021

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06.00PM – 07.30PM AEST



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About the webinar

Business ethics, the pace of digitalisation and the accountants’ role in a post COVID-19 environment.

Areas of discussion will include:

  • The importance of professional and business ethics to successful decision-making during of crisis.
  • The evolution of technological resources and the rapid digitalisation of business processes.
  • The long-term social and economic impacts of COVID-19 and its impact on ethical behaviour.
  • Impacts on organisational culture and board oversight in a post COVID-19 world.

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Nancy Milne OAM, Chairman – APESB

Ms. Milne is a former partner of Clayton Utz and has over 30-years' experience working on large commercial cases in accounting and indemnity work which has established her strength in stakeholder management, dispute resolution and governance. She is the Chair at the Securities Exchanges Guarantee Corporation, Deputy Chair at the State Insurance Regulatory Authority, and a non-Executive Director at several listed and unlisted entities.

Ms. Milne was a recipient of an Order of Australia Medal in 2008 for services to the legal and community sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Dr. Stavros Thomadakis, Chairman – IESBA

Dr. Thomadakis is Emeritus Professor of financial economics at the University of Athens, Greece. His research interests extend to market regulation, standard-setting, and other infrastructures for the governance of global markets and corporate governance. He was the Chairman of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission during the formative stages of the organization (1996-2004). He also chaired the IOSCO European Regional Committee during his tenure and was the first Chairman of the Public Interest Oversight Board (2005-2011).

Dr. Thomadakis was educated at Yale and the Sloan School of Management (MIT), where he obtained his Ph.D. He has taught at US universities (Baruch College CUNY, MIT) and has been a visiting scholar at Stern School of Business, NYU, and Yale University. 

Mr. Kevin Dancy, Chief Executive Officer – IFAC

Mr. Dancey has an extensive history of leadership in the accountancy profession as well as in public service. As Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants President and CEO, Mr. Dancey led the Canadian accountancy profession's unification, becoming CPA Canada's first President and CEO after the merger. His experience also includes serving as the Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy, at Finance Canada (1993-1995), on the Canadian Auditor General Panel of Senior Advisors (2006-2015) and as an Auditing and Assurance Standards Oversight Committee member (2017-2018).

Mr. Dancey's international experience includes the Public Interest Oversight Board (2017-2018), the IFAC board (2006-2012) and the Global Accounting Alliance (2006-2016), where he was also Chair from 2008 to 2012. He is a Fellow at CPA Ontario and a member of CPA Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hon.) in Mathematics & Economics from McMaster University (Canada).

Dr. Attracta Lagan, Principal – Managing Values

Dr. Lagan is a leading Australian business ethicist who has advised Boards and CEOs in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors and worked extensively with state and local governments. She is a pioneer of corporate social responsibility and sustainability in Australia and challenges business leaders to develop positive values led workplaces.

Dr. Lagan was a founding Director of the Australian Futures Foundation and a member of the Stakeholder Adviser Committee of the Australian Minerals Council, providing guidance on managing the social and environmental impacts of the industry.  She also helped establish the St James Ethics Centre as a Founder Director, Consulting before heading up KPMG's national Sustainability and Business Ethics Practice.

Ms. Ming Long AM, Deputy Chair – Diversity Council of Australia

Ms. Ming Long is an influential director and is the first woman with an Asian heritage to lead an ASX-100 or 200 listed entity in Australia.   She has held senior executive and leadership positions, including CEO and CFO roles, in listed and unlisted companies through organisational restructuring, M&A and was pivotal in leading Investa Property Group through the global financial crisis. She is currently a Non-Executive Director in several listed and unlisted entities.

Ms. Long led the establishment of the Property Male Champions of Change in 2015 and convened the 2017 National group, was named as a 100 Woman of Influence, was a finalist in the Telstra Business Women's Awards and is a member of Chief Executive Women.  She is a fellow of CA ANZ and FINSIA, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds Bachelors of Economics and Law from the University of Sydney and an MBA from the University of Technology Sydney.

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