Academic on prominent ICAA panel

Professor Ken McPhail of La Trobe University’s School of Accounting has been chosen to feature on a high-profile panel discussion organised jointly by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) and the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ).

image of ken mcphailDiscussing the topic of ethics in accounting, the panel will be looking not at the traditional perspective of work carried out by individual accountants and auditors but at the work done by corporations.

It will cover the introduction of corporate accountability for human rights, sustainability accounting, and the links between corporations and government amongst other pertinent discussions. 

Professor Ken McPhail will be the only academic on the expert panel that includes the prominent corporate figure Peter Day as well as shareholder activist Stephen Mayne.

Professor Paul Mather, Head of La Trobe University’s School of Accounting congratulated Professor McPhail on this great opportunity. 

‘Ken's involvement in this event is fantastic for the School, the Faculty and the University.’ said Professor Mather. 

‘I would encourage anyone interested in corporate business ethics to attend, it will also be a great networking opportunity.’ 

The free event will be held in the Melbourne CBD on Wednesday November 2 with an introductory address by Rachel Grimes President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

The panel will also feature Peter Day, Non-Executive Director, Centro Retail Trust, Accounting Professional & Ethical Standards Board and Water Accounting Standards Board; Attracta Lagan, Co-Principal , Managing Values; Stephen Mayne, founder, shareholder activist and ABC commentator  and Vanessa Zimmerman, Principal Advisor (Human Rights), former Legal Advisor to the UNSRG on Business and Human Rights. 


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