I have been involved in University education for just over 30 years and the major focus over this period has been on management and leadership and in particular examining the application of business ethics to management and organisational practice. As you will see from m research and Expertise sections, I have undertaken research into areas such as corporate social responsibility, ethical leadership and bribery and corruption and was able to relate this information back to the business community during my appointment as Ethics and Integrity specialist for KPMG and later McGrath Nicol. I have also examined netter practices in education and the use of socratic method, reflective practice and simulations as a way of enhancing managerial competence.
On a personal level I have lived in Melbourne Victoria for most of my adult life but have spent a lot of time in Sydney in addition to working overseas in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and China. I am an avid snow skier and enjoy "progressive rock" of the 1970s and jazz.
The University of Melbourne
Queensland University of Technology
Central Queensland University
RMIT University- Lecturer and Senior Lecturer
RMIT International University Vietnam
The University of Melbourne- Visiting Lecturer
Victoria University Melbourne- Sesssional tutor
Griffith University-Visiting Lecturer
University of Canberra-Visiting Lecturer
Baptist University - Hong Kong
Ningbo University China
Partner Organisations delivering Post Graduate Education
The Governance Institute
The Singapore Institute of Management
The Malaysian Institute of Management
The Hong Kong Management Association
RMIT University: Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Management and Ethics- School of Management and Graduate School of Business and Law
Coordinated and taught units in Leadership, Management, Business Ethics, Organisational Structure and Design, Human Resource Management, Training and Development and Cross Cultural Management. This also included extensive international teaching in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong as part of RMIT's international Bachelor and Masters programs.
University of Canberra: Visiting lecturer in Business Ethics-UC MBA in Ningbo China and Bachelor of Business in Hong Kong.
Griffith University: Visiting lecturer in Business Ethics as part of the Masters of Professional Ethics.
University of Melbourne: Visiting lecturer in Business Ethics as part of Masters of Corporate Governance.
I was formerly the MBA Director and Deputy Director Academic at the RMIT University Graduate School of Business and Law and spent twenty-five years teaching undergraduate post graduate courses and conducting research at RMIT University and RMIT International University Vietnam.I have held adjunct/guest lecturer positions at The University of Melbourne, Australian Catholic University, Griffith University Victoria University and Federation University (formerly University of Ballarat). I also have extensive international experience teaching and researching in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and France and developed and delivered international study options for the RMITUniversity MBA programs.
I was Senior Consultant Integrity for McGrath Nicol Australia and Integrity Specialist with KPMG Australia and worked with numerous clients conducting ethics audits and training in ethical decision making. I have my own practice, Corporate Ethos- a consulting firm specialising in management and business ethics. In the mid 1980s I also had a small skiing tour company Montagne Ski International escorting tour groups to Europe's leading ski fields including Val d'Isere, Les Trois Vallees, Verbier, Zermat, Davos and Saallbach.
The European Business Ethics Network
The International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics
The Australiasian Business Ethics Network
The Association of MBAs (UK)
Fellow of the World Business Institute
I am currently the MBA Director at CQU and Head of Course for the Master of Management in Human Resource Management and the Graduate Certificate in Authentic Leadership
Business Ethics, CSR, Fraud and Corruption, the use of andragogy as the basis for management education, the input competency approach to management as the bass for superior performance.
McGrathNicol & KPMG
Retained by McGrathNicol 2006-2012 and KPMG 2004-2006 as their National Ethics and Integrity Specialist.
List of Clients and Engagements:
Credit Suisse & Westpac Banking Corporation
Development and facilitation of “Ethical Skills for Future Leaders” training program for aspiring female leaders, Women in Banking and Finance Group.
SkyRail, Cairns, Queensland- Development and delivery of a two day management training program focusing on interpersonal skills
Cabrini Health: Development and delivery of training session on ethics and responsible leadership for middle line managers
Rio Tinto Australia: Successful lead of Ethics Roundtable seminar discussion for Senior Executives addressing ethical decision making and requirements for development of an ethical culture.
State Services Authority (Victorian Government)
Development of “Ethics Organisational Diagnostic Tool” for the State Services Commissioner- later incorporated as part of the Victorian State Public Service Ethics Resource Kit and continues as part of the kit to this day.
Fonterra Cooperative New Zealand: Successful delivery of Ethical Leadership seminar to CEO and Executives of Fonterra Diary Co-operative following the melamine milk scandal- Auckland New Zealand.
Qantas" Development and delivery of workshops on ethical leadership and ethical decision making for middle to senior managers- Finance Division.
Qantas: Development and delivery of train the trainer session in support of the roll out of the ethical leadership and ethical decision making training program
Department of Transport Victoria: Conducting of ethics audit identifying areas of ethical risk for the Department including review of documentation (codes of conduct) and facilitation of focus groups with range of employees to identify areas of ethical risk. Preparation of report identifying areas of ethical concern and management development ad policy needs.
Department of Inland Revenue- New Zealand: Conducting of Ethics audit identifying areas of ethical risk for the Department IR, including review of documentation (codes of conduct) and facilitation of focus groups with range of employees. Preparation of report identifying areas of ethical concern and management development and policy needs.
New Zealand Post: Conducting of Ethics audit identifying areas of ethical risk for the New Zealand Post including review of documentation (codes of conduct) and facilitation of focus groups with range of employees from Senior Executives to regional Post Office managers, to identify areas of ethical risk. Preparation of report identifying areas of ethical concern and management development ad policy needs.
Facilitation of two-day workshop for Senior Executives on Ethical Leadership.
Melton Shire Council.: Conducting of Ethics audit identifying areas of ethical risk for the Department including review of documentation (codes of conduct) and facilitation of focus groups with Senior and Middle managers to identify areas of ethical risk. Preparation of report identifying areas of ethical concern and management development ad policy needs
Coles Myer: Provision of professional advice on codes of ethics and codes of conduct and their effectiveness in modifying employee behaviour.
Department of Justice (Western Australia)
Desk audit of polices and documentation (codes of conduct) against benchmarks and preparation of report highlighting areas for improvement.
Undisclosed Client for KPMG: Provision of cross-cultural report on South Korea and implications for business engagement in the light of business etiquette and prevalence of bribery and corruption.
Ethics and Integrity Specialist with KPMG
Ethcis and Integrity Specialist with McGrath Nicol
Director of Corporate Ethos