A culture of integrity: Public sector challenges in a post-Covid-19 world

Good practice event on the first Integrity Day

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This webinar was designed for chief executives of public entities. Our guest panel of international experts shared their insights on ethical leadership, decision-making in uncertain times, and the impact of the political system on public servants across the world. This was an opportunity to reflect on the context in which globally public servants are operating, the risks and challenges faced, and what that means for integrity.

Our panelists

Sue Robertson was the Head, Australian Public Service (APS) Integrity Taskforce, international law expert and former adviser to the United Nations. The APS Integrity Taskforce was established in February 2023. It examined culture, systems, and accountability, and how the relationships between each one shape human behaviour. It published its final report Louder than words: an APS integrity action plan in November 2023.

Paul ‘t Hart is a Professor of Public Administration at Utrecht University, and a member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy of The Netherlands. Paul’s research, teaching and consulting covers political and public sector leadership, policy evaluation, public accountability, and crisis management. Paul’s focus was on public servant leaders and the system level challenges they face, outdated structures of spending and accountability, and the impact of the political system on public servant leaders.

Tracey McIntosh, MNZM, Ngāi Tūhoe, is a Professor Indigenous Studies in Te Wānanga o Waipapa at the University of Auckland and Chief Science Advisor at Ministry of Social Development and a Commissioner of Te Kāhui Tātari Ture: Criminal Cases Review Commission. She was the former Co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence. Tracey sits on a range of advisory groups and boards for government and community organisations. Tracey has a commitment to addressing issues that concern Māori and draws on a critical Indigenous studies framework.

The Auditor-General, John Ryan, moderated this webinar.