Rebuilding public service trust and integrity Sydney

JUNE 25, 2024

Join a network of leaders for presentations and panel discussions to create a better future for the public service.



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2024 Sydney speakers

The Hon John Hatzistergos AM

Kathrina Lo

Simon Draper

Vafa Ghazavi

NSW Public Service Commissioner

Secretary of the Premier’s Department

Executive Director for Research and Policy

Chief Commissioner of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

The Hon John Hatzistergos AM is the Chief Commissioner of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption. He is a former Judge of the District Court, was Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Technology Sydney and has practised as a barrister. Between 2003 and 2011, he was a minister in the NSW Government, holding a range of varied portfolios.

Kathrina Lo is the NSW Public Service Commissioner and is on the Board of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. She previously served as the Deputy Secretary for the Department of Communities and Justice.

Dr Vafa Ghazavi is Executive Director for Research and Policy at the James Martin Institute for Public Policy. He is a former diplomat and policy planner at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and taught political theory at the University of Oxford.

Simon Draper is Secretary of the Premier’s Department. Previously he was CEO of Infrastructure NSW where he led the development of the 2022 State Infrastructure Strategy.

Mark Webb

Kim McKay

Gisele Kapterian

Dr Marianne Broadbent

Director & CEO

Australian Museum

APAC Public Sector Strategy Lead, Salesforce 

Managing Partner, Future Leadership

Chief Executive, NSW Department of Parliamentary Services

Mark Webb is the Chief Executive of the NSW Department of Parliamentary Services, an agency that supports the operation of the NSW Parliament. He serves as a Board member for the Parliamentary Professional Services Network.

Dr Marianne Broadbent is a Managing Partner at Future Leadership. She is a Director of The Conversation, a Distinguished Academic Fellow of MBS, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  

Kim McKay is the Director and CEO of the Australian Museum. She co-founded the Clean Up Australia campaign, and she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2008 for distinguished service to the environment and the community.

Gisele leads Public Sector Strategy across the Asia Pacific Region to assist federal and state governments delivering public services. She leads Salesforce’s global thought leadership research with BCG on the relationship between Trust and Government Service Delivery.

Lucy Hughes Turnbull

Josh Murray

Ian Goodwin

Regina Featherstone

Secretary of Transport for NSW

Deputy Auditor-General for NSW

Senior Lawyer, Whistleblower Project

Director of Turnbull and Partners

Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO is a Director of Turnbull and Partners, she was previously the Chair of the Sydney Opera House Trust, inaugural Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission and the first woman ever to hold the position of Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney.

Ian Goodwin is the Deputy Auditor-General for NSW, a role held since 2017. Supporting the Auditor-General, Ian leads the Audit Office of NSW's audit and corporate operations. Prior to joining the Audit Office, Ian was the Head of Financial Audit at the Australian National Audit Office and led their Assurance Audit Services Group.

Regina Featherstone is a Senior Lawyer in the Human Rights Law Centre’s Whistleblower Project, the first pro bono legal service in Australia dedicated to protecting whistleblowers. She completed the first Social Justice Practitioner Residency at The University of Sydney.

Josh Murray is the Secretary of Transport for NSW where he leads a team of more than 29,000 people dedicated to running reliable, essential daily transport services and operations to connect people right across NSW. 

Cris Parker

Abigail Boyd 

Graeme Head 

Bernard Keane

Greens NSW MLC

Secretary, NSW Department of Customer Service

Politics Editor, Crikey

The Ethics Alliance 

Cris Parker is the director of The Ethics Alliance, a community of organisations across sectors that works to collaboratively shape the future of business ethics. Cris is a member of the FPA Professional Designations Committee, director of The Banking & Financial Services Oath, and sits on the Rio Tinto Australian Advisory Group.

Abigail is a Greens MP in the NSW Legislative Council. Abigail currently holds 9 portfolios and her  areas of policy interest include economic inequality and fighting for progressive economics, workers’ rights. She is the Chair of the Public Accountability and Works Committee.

Graeme Head is the Secretary for the NSW Department of Customer Service. His previous experience includes inaugural NSW Public Service Commissioner and senior executive positions in the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, Sydney Catchment Authority and the former NSW Department of Commerce. 

Bernard Keane is Crikey's political editor and previously a Canberra press gallery correspondent, covering politics, national security and economics. Before joining Crikey he was a public servant and speechwriter in transport and communications. He is the co author of A Short History Of Stupid which covers the decline of reason and issues with public debate.

Joan Hughes

Helena Cain

Deputy Chair NSW Ageing and Disability Commission

Co founder, Artemis Partners

Joan Hughes has been a CEO in the not for profit sector for 30 years, with a focus on improving the recognition, status, policies and services for specific groups of people including older people and their family carers. Her current Board roles include: Chair of the Ministerial Council on Ageing, Deputy Chair NSW Ageing and Disability Commission and Board Director of Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia. 

Helena Cain is an organisational strategist and co-founder of Artemis Partners – a female-owned and -run firm that specialises in strategy, people, and transformational change. Helena is also an accredited leadership coach, co-founding partner of Access Alumni, and holds post graduate qualifications in public policy and education.

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Program themes

‘Rebuilding public service trust and integrity Sydney’ sponsored by Salesforce is focused around a transparent discussion of issues the public sector faces, and practical guidance from those who have delivered positive change.

Includes these panel sessions:

Future state of public service leadership

Structural integrity

This panel will unpack how leaders need to deal with critical challenges and navigate complex issues while building a more effective, ethical, innovative and accountable public service.

This will be a wide-ranging discussion on public service relationships – with business (through procurement), consultancies, and politicians and their staffers.

Making ethical government appointments

The future of public service delivery

How the public service can prioritise transparency, accountability and integrity when appointing senior managers.

How quality public services strengthen communities, tackle inequalities and drive progress – from everyday needs to future challenges

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