Vincent Fairfax Oration

Vincent Fairfax Oration

With intense public scrutiny on the conduct of Australian banks, ethics is a hot topic at present.

Join us as ANZ CEO, Shayne Elliott, shares his views on why it’s critical that banks focus on ethics and how he, and ANZ, are working to address this through leadership, strategy, systems, people and culture – to build a bank that is worthy of the community’s trust and respect.

The Vincent Fairfax Oration, part of a wider program funded by the Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Foundation, is delivered in June each year and was established as a way of engaging leaders from different sectors of society in discussion, debate and on-going conversations about ethics and leadership. The Oration focuses on ethics and leadership as they apply to topics of relevance to Australian society. Recent past speakers have included Gail Kelly, Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, Peter Greste, Dr Tim Soutphommasane and Professor Doug Hilton.

Sir Vincent Fairfax was a leading member of the Australian business community. He believed that senior leadership roles brought responsibility in one’s business life and to the broader community and that ethical leadership should not be left to chance but be developed.