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Plenary Day One: Thursday, 29 June 2017

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE


Stephen Horne

Member of the Public Sector Governance Committee
Governance Institute of Australia

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Key Governance Resources You Should Be Aware Of and the “If Not Why Not” Mindset

Stephen Horne, Member of the Public Sector Governance Committee, Governance Institute of Australia
While the public sector tends to be more prescriptive, this can lead to distortions around governance. There’s a desire to be more flexible but how do you achieve this in an inherently prescriptive environment? In this session, Stephen as an esteemed member of the public sector governance committee of the Governance Institute of Australia will provide insight on:
  • Key public sector governance resources generated by the Governance Institute of Australia that you should be aware of!
  • “If not why not” regime of the ASX – How to apply it in a governance context and its usefulness as opposed to a prescriptive model. Reference will be made to how ASX successfully applies it
  • Other governance guidance from public sector bodies

Stephen Horne

Member of the Public Sector Governance Committee
Governance Institute of Australia

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM Solution Provider Session

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Speed Networking

An effectively structured interactive session designed to help you expand your network through one-on-one focused conversations. Bring your business cards!

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM MORNING TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: A New Zealand Perspective on Issues and Trends with Corporate and Democratic Governance

Phil Wilson, Governance Director, Auckland Council
This session will cover the emerging trend towards stronger regional governance in light of Auckland’s unique experience through significant local governance reform and the creation of Australasia’s largest local authority. Phil will also look at some of the challenges in corporate governance, including improving accountability of arms-length entities in an environment of increasing complexity and budget pressures.

Phil Wilson

Governance Director
Auckland Council

12:10 PM - 12:50 PM CASE STUDY: Overview of the NSW Government’s Digital Agenda

Katarina Ruszczyk, Principal Policy Officer - ICT and Digital Government, Department of Finance, Services & Innovation NSW
The move to digitise a greater range and volume of government services and transactions raises a number of challenges and opportunities for government. These include growing customer expectations, protecting the security of government and citizen data and information assets, cost pressures and ensuring we are optimising our data assets. In building on a number of foundational reforms delivered under the 2012 ICT Strategy, the NSW Government is aiming to remain at the top of digital government and innovation.

Katarina Ruszczyk

Principal Policy Officer - ICT and Digital Government
Department of Finance, Services & Innovation NSW

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:50 PM - 2:30 PM CASE STUDY: Governing People and Culture in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) Environment

Gavin Wright, A/g Director Workforce Management, Australian Tax Office
Known for its innovation and challenging the status quo, icare is the largest insurance company in Australia with over $30 Billion in assets. Over the past year, Gavin has led a huge transformational shift as icare was formed by the merger of several government entities, with particular focus on the governance of people and applying the 3 Lines of Defence Model flexibly in their VUCA environment.
  • Ensure alignment of all functions and people with business needs and culture
  • Working closely with HR to design and implement icare’s new culture through its purpose, values and people processes
  • Change management– innovative strategies to manage shifts in people, size and culture
  • Application of the 3 Lines of Defence Model in icare’s VUCA environment

Gavin Wright

A/g Director Workforce Management
Australian Tax Office
Application of governance models can be challenging as guidelines are often written with prescriptive intent.
However a “tick the box” attitude may lead to bad governance outcomes. Integrating risk and governance, aligning people to these initiatives and encouraging discretion and innovation is necessary for measuring soft performance and remaining agile.
  • Designing new governance frameworks that connect and align people with risk management
  • Application – Finding the right balance between rigidity and flexibility
  • Encouraging people to take risk and use their discretion to align the framework to business needs
  • Compliance mindset – Why and how to avoid it!
  • No-size-fits-all – How to challenge the status quo and customise the framework to suit your needs
  • Strategies to effectively measure intangibles that are difficult from the governance perspective

Facilitators:

Stephen Horne

Member of the Public Sector Governance Committee
Governance Institute of Australia

Lee Hutchinson

Chief Risk Officer
Department of Heath QLD

Pierre Skorich

Acting National Manager, Legal, Governance and Risk
Australian Transaction Reports & Analysis Centre

Mohua Mukherjee

General Manager TMF Risk
icare NSW

Rhys Benny

Director of Corporate Operations Governance & Support
ACCC

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

Choose a topic that you wish to discuss, and exchange your experiences among your peers over a glass of bubbly. This is also your chance to network with influential experts!


Roundtable A
Integration of Risk Management and Corporate Planning in Governance Regime

Roundtable B
Expressing the Culture You Want Through Your
Incentives

Roundtable C
Building a Community of Practice – How Do We Build Expertise, Connect, Share and Promote Good Practice in Public Sector Governance


Facilitators:

Pierre Skorich

Acting National Manager, Legal, Governance and Risk
Australian Transaction Reports & Analysis Centre

Kerrie Webb

Director, Governance and Information Management - Finance, Reporting & Governance
Fair Work Ombudsman

Rhys Benny

Director of Corporate Operations Governance & Support
ACCC

5:00 PM - 5:00 PM NETWORKING DRINKS