26 - 27 June, 2018 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 27 June 2018

9:15 am - 9:40 am Conference Registration and Welcome Coffee

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Robert Drusetta

Financial Improvements Officer, Finance and Risk
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

9:50 am - 10:30 am CASE STUDY: Applying Governance to Fit for Purpose Workplaces at the Department of Internal Affairs NZ

Mervin Singham, Deputy Chief Executive, Strategy & Governance,Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand
For 32 years, the Department of Internal Affairs has occupied Lambton Quay, and as of the end of 2017, the organisation has relocated to a new and modernised building. Part of the move includes strategies to reinforce positive behaviours such as good information management, health and safety, privacy and security and change leadership, all which can influence good internal governance. In this session, Mervin will discuss:

  • Flexibility and freedom in activity based workplaces – How to apply governance processes and frameworks without providing constraints on the nature of such spaces
  • Principles to uphold when launching into a more flexible working environment and how to support a culture of collaboration to maintain good governance
  • Optimising your governance structures and processes to lead into a workplace and workforce that can adapt to change and disruption
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Mervin Singham

Deputy Chief Executive, Strategy & Governance
Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand

10:30 am - 11:10 am CASE STUDY: Aligning Reporting Programs and Policies to Organisational Priorities as a Measure of Best Practice to Manage Conduct and Performance

Roberta Ryan, Director, Institute for Public Policy and Governance,University of Technology Sydney
The UTS Institute of Public Policy and Governance have recently worked on a new initiative to assist public sector organisations to better align their reporting programs and policies to their project delivery expectations. Whether it be from collecting data for reporting outcomes or leveraging evaluation methods as a tool for program management and development, achieving alignment with government priorities, the public and citizens is essential for managing performance, conduct and governance. Drawing on case studies and findings, Roberta will explore:

  • How to better strategically align your organisation’s values and priorities with program delivery to manage public expectations
  • How better integration and alignment can support effective governance and risk-based decision making
  • Where aligning KPIs, program and policy level is a similar process to people – Influencing the value staff have with their roles and responsibilities
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Roberta Ryan

Director, Institute for Public Policy and Governance
University of Technology Sydney

11:10 am - 11:40 am MORNING TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

11:40 am - 12:20 pm CASE STUDY: Redesigning Governance at the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate and its Impact on Operational Effic

Carolyn O’Neill, Director, Governance, Compliance and Legal Services ,ACT Government, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate
  • Integrating and embedding governance and risk management into culture to increase collaboration and communication, which impacts performance
  • The impact of redesign, including an increase in maturity and improved resources efficiency and *prioritisation
  • Empowering the governance team to have more executive control of design of the organisation
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Carolyn O’Neill

Director, Governance, Compliance and Legal Services
ACT Government, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm Public Confidence in Good Governance and its Influence on Reputation Management – How Organisations Should Manage Open Access Information

Elizabeth Tydd, Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner,Information and Privacy Commission NSW
Organisational reputation seems to be a factor in the way entities deal with processes and expectations for privacy and freedom of information. It can also determine how transparent they are with the public. As part of achieving good governance and information management, this session will delve into the positive influence on the confidence the public has on entities in combatting the challenges around transparency and public access to government information to ensure good governance and reputation management.

  • Insights into the overview of the influence of public confidence compared to other roles and factors in promoting good governance, and it’s impact on understanding responsibilities
  • Open Government to promote transparency and accountability
  • Discussing the importance of building the dimension on good governance capability to improve public confidence in organisational frameworks and policies, particularly around information, cyber risks and systems and guidelines for protecting information
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Elizabeth Tydd

Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner
Information and Privacy Commission NSW

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm CASE STUDY: Project Governance at the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Robert Drusetta, Financial Improvements Officer, Finance and Risk,Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
The successful delivery of a project requires effective governance and risk management strategies. A key strategy for managing process change is identifying knowledge sources through consultation and collaboration with subject matter experts. It’s about delivering the project outcomes that not only deliver a successful transition, but also lay the foundation to ensure ongoing operational effectiveness. In this case study, Robert will explore:

  • Knowledge Management – tools to share information within and among departments, particularly in times of restructuring
  • Understanding the key tools to be responsive to change, and the importance of a consultative approach to combat risks and enable transparency
  • Review of systems and available data to govern transitional and operational risks of a project
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Robert Drusetta

Financial Improvements Officer, Finance and Risk
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Private into Public: Following Governance Frameworks from Industry to Industry

Nicolle Kelly, Executive Director, Innovation Policy & Governance,Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games
  • Linking employee motivation to governance as a means to assist employees to exercise integrity, adhere to policies and knowledge management practices and contribute to innovation
  • Breaking old habits – How can leaders ensure buy in for new ways or working and explain why a particular framework works best
  • Finding a balance between staff following organisational values and adhering to their own
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Nicolle Kelly

Executive Director, Innovation Policy & Governance
Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm Cyber Security and Governance: Questions Boards and Committees Should Ask About Cyber Security

Charlotte Wood, Manager, Cyber Security Engagement, Office of the Government Chief Information Security Officer,Department of Finance, Services and Innovation, NSW
  • Improving responsiveness and innovation with cyber security to driver better service delivery, greater transparency and engagement from boards and committees
  • Assisting boards to ensure there is understanding and consistency with what needs to be asked of the cyber security team to mitigate risks
  • Identifying the gaps in creating a cyber security governance framework to create a comprehensive risk management approach and security awareness for staff and the board
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Charlotte Wood

Manager, Cyber Security Engagement, Office of the Government Chief Information Security Officer
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation, NSW

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm CASE STUDY: Best Practice Employment Screening for Good Governance by NSW ICAC

5:10 pm - 5:10 pm Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Main Conference Close