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Principles & Values

Charting your course through shifting societal expectations.

The theme for the FEAL National Conference 2018 was “Principles & Values”.
We were delighted to have our key note speaker Peter Greste – Professor,  UNESCO Chair of Journalism and Communications at the University of QueenslandPeter  spoke on “Sticking to your Principles”.

As a freelancpeter-greste-photo-_-claxton-speakers-filee reporter, Peter worked for the BBC and Reuters. In 2011, Peter joined Al Jazeera as its East Africa Correspondent. Shortly after he arrived in Cairo in 2015, security agents burst into his hotel room and arrested him and his colleagues. He was charged with aiding a banned organisation – the Muslim Brotherhood. Peter and his colleagues were convicted and sentenced to between seven and ten years of hard labor.

In February 2015, Peter was deported on an order of the Egyptian president, but he was included in the subsequent retrial that began a month later. Peter and his colleagues were once again convicted in the retrial though with their sentences reduced to three years. Their case has been widely condemned as an abuse of due process and their fundamental human rights. Peter continues to campaign for freedom of the press and to support other journalists in prison.

Later in the morning there was a panel session, Chaired by Amanda White, Conexus on the topic: “Evolving your leadership style. How our values might change over time and impact on our style of leadership”. The panel  consisted of Andrew Spence, CIO, Qantas Super, Michael Dwyer AM, CEO, First State Super and Louise Davidson, CEO, ACSI.

In the afternoon we heard from Sam Mostyn Sydney Swans board member and Non-executive director.

sam-mostyn-002Sam Mostyn is also a sustainability adviser, with a long history of sports governance. Her current board roles include Mirvac, Transurban and Virgin Australia, and she is the Chair of Citi Australia. She joined the board of the Sydney Swans in 2017, after over a decade serving as a Commissioner with the Australian Football League.

In 2005 she was the first woman to be appointed to the Commission where she was an advocate for the Respect & Responsibility Policy for the inclusion of women at all levels of the AFL. She was an advocate for the creation of the AFL Women’s league and is the 2018 AFLW Cup Ambassador.

Sam has served on the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, and was recently appointed Chair of ANROWS, the Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety.


We also heard from Attracta Lagan, Co-principal of Managing Values.

dr-attracta-lagan-photoAttracta is a leading advocate and keynote speaker on business ethics and reputation risk for the past 10 years. She is a recognised subject expert in the area of applied business ethics. She draws on her extensive management consulting experience here in Australia and throughout Asia to highlight the importance of recognising and safe guarding companies’ social licence to operate.

This year’s Members’ Discussion Forum guests speakers were: Helen Rowell – Deputy Chair, APRA and Karen Chester – Deputy Chair, Productivity Commission.


Tim Silverwood – Co-founder and CEO of Take 3was our guest speaker at the FEAL National Conference Dinner on Wednesday 1st August.

Tim Silverwood is a passionate advocate for protecting our oceans and environment from human impacts. A keen surfer, Tim became alarmed at the increasing risks plastic pollution posed to our oceans and wildlife, co-founding the not-for-profit organisation ‘Take 3’ in 2009.


Conference Program


Date: Wednesday 1 August 2018
Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue: Hilton Hotel Sydney
Address: 488 George Street
FEAL Members: $100
FEAL Members and Fund Executives only
* Dress: Business attire


Date: Wednesday 1 August 2018
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Hilton Hotel Sydney
Address: 488 George Street
FEAL Members: $190
FEAL Sponsors: $230
FEAL Members, Fund Executives and FEAL Sponsors only
* Dress: Business attire


Date: Thursday 2 August 2018
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Hilton Hotel Sydney
Address: 488 George Street
FEAL Members: $795
FEAL Sponsors, guests and non Members: $990
Everyone welcome
* Dress: Smart casual

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