MasterCraft Series – Integrity Research Seminar

Join Dr Alistair Ping, Professor Melinda Edwards, Dr Mark Harvey and Stephen Bartos for a panel discussion about integrity and how it matters in the APS.


portrait photograph of Professor Melinda Edwards
Professor Melinda Edwards

Melinda is an executive coach and Professor of Practice at QUTeX. She teaches ethics and leadership in the federal Treasury Graduate Development Program and business law, negotiation and leadership practicum decision-making in the MBA and EMBA programs. She also leads the Ethical Decision-Making Masterclass Series and several consultancies.

Prior to joining the QUT Graduate School of Business, Professor Edwards was Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Law. She has been nationally recognised for her teaching excellence and has designed and taught courses in: alternative dispute resolution; mediation; business law; negotiation; clinical negligence; equity and trusts; and civil procedure. She has also published extensively in these areas including a number of textbooks in equity and trusts law.

Melinda gained corporate experience in law practice and later, as managing director of her own international consultancy, she undertook assignments in Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, the Czech Republic and Papua New Guinea.


portrait photo of Dr Alistair Ping
Dr Alistair Ping

Alistair teaches ethics and leadership in the federal Treasury Graduate Development Program. He is the QUT Colin Brain Governance Fellow and the author of 2 books on ethics and corporate social responsibility in business, 6 personal development books and numerous magazine and newspaper articles. His trilogy of personal development books, Be, Do and Faith, have been published in Australia, the UK, the USA and many other English-speaking countries as well as being translated into 11 foreign languages.

In addition to writing, Alistair has worked with organisations in Australia, the UK, the USA and South Africa as a business consultant and leadership trainer. He has managed and implemented large change management programs for global corporations as well as not-for-profit and government bodies. Awarded the 2002 Coral Sea Scholarship from the Australian-American Fulbright Foundation to study corporate social responsibility trends in the US, Alistair has been involved in supporting business leaders through his work at QUT, Mt Eliza Business School and as a facilitator at the De Bono Institute. He has presented for the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was a consultant to the Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum in London.


portrait photo of Dr Mark Harvey
Dr Mark Harvey 

Mark is an organisational culture and ethics specialist with internationally recognised expertise in designing and delivering outcome-driven programs in Australia and overseas.

Mark has delivered strategic and operational outcomes for many organisations in the fields of business improvement through systems, and value-for-money culture enhancements. He is a renowned speaker and corporate educator, known for skilling leaders to actively improve cultural and operational practices within their organisations.

Mark lectures at QUT in the field of applied organisational ethics and has recently created ethical leadership training for the Australian Army and designed a new Integrity Framework for the ATO, using the academically validated risk-reduction program, Raise the Bar.


portrait photo of Stephen Bartos
Stephen Bartos

Stephen Bartos is a Professor at the University of Canberra and facilitates workshops in Financial Management at QUT. Prior to establishing the Bartos Consulting Group, Stephen held a number of executive positions across industry and the Commonwealth and NSW Governments, including:

Parliamentary Budget Officer for NSW; Deputy Secretary and head of Budget Group, Department of Finance and Administration; Deputy Secretary for Resource Management Framework in the Finance department; Director, Pegasus economics; Executive Director, ACIL Allen Consulting, Head of Canberra Office.

Stephen’s more recent work includes teaching financial management in the federal Treasury Graduate Development Program; chairing the Board of the ACT Cemeteries Authority; and the role of Senior Adviser, Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Stephen is an acknowledged thought leader on governance, public administration and economics, and the author of notable publications such as Against the Grain: the AWB Scandal and why it Happened (UNSW Press, Sydney, 2006) and Public Sector Governance – Australia (CCH, Sydney, 2004).  

Participant benefits

  • Obtain perspectives from academics and practitioners on the topic of integrity and its importance in the APS.
  • Share in the discussion with the panellists and ask your burning questions.
  • Apply this thinking on integrity in your own workplace.

Suitable for

APS 1 – SES band 1

Craft and User Level

This workshop aligns with the Integrity craft at the Foundation level.


$0 per attendee

2 hours, 12:00–2:00 pm (AEST)
Event type
Australia wide
$0 per attendee
50 seats