The Ethics Centre is committed to building a better understanding of ethics in the business community. We provide consulting, education, leadership and counselling services to help organisations reflect on complex ethical issues, navigate through uncertainty and reach the pinnacle of what’s possible.

We work with multinational and listed companies, governments and the military, start-ups and not-for-profits, to build robust cultures, unite teams with a common purpose, align policies and systems with behaviour, and unlock innovation and hidden value.

During 30 years of working with clients in Australia and overseas, it has become clear that a strong ethical foundation is critical to establishing and maintaining a high-performance culture that is responsive to change and opportunity. We help to identify the factors preventing alignment between a company’s ideal and what happens in practice, offering meaningful and actionable recommendations for change.

Complementing our consulting work, our award-winning education programs include workshops, presentations, webinars and learning programs, where we explore everything from the foundations of business ethics through to bias, conflict of interest, ethical literacy, leadership and more.

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In providing advice, education, leadership and counselling services, our solutions are tailored to the needs of each organisation we support. Our work, grounded in years of practice, ranges from end-to-end projects to one-off interventions.

  • 01

We assess your Current State

We begin by asking questions about your organisational culture: what issues are you dealing with and what, if anything, is your burning platform? Using our Everest process, we assess the degree to which the culture, systems and processes of your organisation are aligned with your Ethical Framework.

  • 02

We identify your unique challenges & opportunities

Through Ethical Framework Design, we work with clients to elicit or refine their purpose, values and principles. Ethical Frameworks set the basis from which people across an organisation make decisions and from which governance, business systems and culture develop.

  • 03

We design & implement programs to address them

We deliver educational services in culture management, leadership, and decision making to build capability and drive the desired culture from the board to the front line. We help to unpick the systems and policies that drive bad decisions; we innovate with clients to create stronger, ethically aligned systems.

  • 04

We help you imagine & live into your own Future State

We work with clients to develop a desired future state, and map a path to get there. We provide specialist support for ethical decisions. We facilitate a process to navigate complex ethical issues, using our good decisions pathway and your ethical framework, helping clients arrive at the best decision.

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Many organisations focus on their technical expertise, but forget the underlying competencies that can help them thrive – their purpose, values and principles. Ethical Framework Design helps organisations develop or revitalise their ethical compass.


The Everest program enables organisations to understand their current ethical culture and identify gaps between their ideal culture and what’s lived. It highlights the systems, processes and behaviour that are misaligned, and provides a practical path for improvement.


Policy Calibration provides an independent analysis of new or existing policies, codes, procedures and decision making frameworks. Via calibration businesses ensure that their systems support, rather than hamper, their ethical framework.


Our new textbook, a practical guide for financial advisers in ethical decision-making, will be released in early 2020. Based on the FASEA Code of Ethics, it supports advisers in obtaining their compulsory new certifications.


Ethics & Decision Making is a training workshop to refine your decision making capabilities. Get a practical framework for quality decision making, understand what drives the choices you make and learn to slow down your thinking when facing complex decisions.


Ethi-call is a free, independent helpline available to all. It provides expert and impartial guidance to help people make their way through life’s toughest challenges, when there’s nowhere else to turn. Sessions are a private one-hour call with a trained ethics counsellor.


Ethics Counsel supports professionals who have transgressed at work. It provides a confidential and independent space for reflection, and aids growth by building skills in ethical awareness and capacity for ethical decision making and leadership.


Australian Super
Everest Review

The Ethics Centre undertook an independent review of the working culture, ethics, values and decision making frameworks of this leading super provider, identifying a sound foundation and illuminating a roadmap for the future.

Pacific Leadership
Bespoke Training

In an ongoing partnership with the Pacific Leadership & Governance Precinct, The Ethics Centre has delivered bespoke training and workshops on ethical leadership skills to public service leaders across the Papua New Guinean government.

Southern Cross Austereo
Bespoke Training

The Ethics Centre developed a customised training programs on media ethics and decision making at this major broadcaster. The programs have been delivered across the company including the senior leadership team, on-air talent, producers and journalists.

Ethical Professional Program

Over 1000 financial service professionals have been trained in ethical literacy by The Ethics Centre. The EPP is designed to tackle the ethical challenges, decisions and experiences facing professionals in the finance industry.


Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2020

Ethics and Decision Making for Leaders



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