Importance of the role of Whistleblowing

Importance of the role of Whistleblowing

David McGowan
Head of Group Investigations and Whistleblowing ANZ

Thursday 6 December 2018

Biography – David McGowan

David joined ANZ in 2000 after completing more than 21 years of policing in Victoria. He was appointed as Head of Group Investigations in 2006 and since then has built out a regional Investigations and Surveillance function with 12 teams working from 11 different countries. The teams are primarily responsible for conducting investigations into allegations of internal fraud & corruption, large external fraud crimes and conducting employee surveillance, as well as a range of support tasks – David also manages the growing Whistleblower Program at ANZ.

Session Details:
In the context of recent high profile examples of corporate wrongdoing in Australia and overseas (such as those highlighted by the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry)  there is heightened regulatory and community focus globally on the importance of corporate ‘Culture’  and increasing interest in, and attention upon,  the effectiveness of corporate Whistleblowing Programs to identify, detect and stop corporate misconduct.

This growing global recognition of the importance of the role of the whistleblower (viewed as the ‘last line of defence’ for corporate wrongdoing) and shortcomings in whistleblower protections is translating to law and policy reforms.  In Australia, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017 currently before parliament will, when passed, strengthen and consolidate Australia’s whistleblower legislation and improve



Event Details
Topic : Importance of the role of Whistleblowing

1 hour CPE

Thursday , 6 December 2018

ANZ Offices
242 Pitt Street

5:30pm Registration
6:00pm Speaker David McGowan – Head of Group Investigations & Whistleblowing ANZ
7:00pm Networking
7:30pm Event concludes
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