Executive Director of St James Ethics Centre
St James Ethics Centre is a unique centre for applied ethics, the only one of its kind globally. Working both in Australia and abroad they are an independent not-for-profit organisation that provides an open forum for the promotion and exploration of ethical questions with individuals and Corporates.
They are also a catalyst for ethical change by working with passionate individuals and companies to bring about successful collaborations. Over the years these have included the highly lauded Primary Ethics program, the Banking & Finance Oath and the Corporate Responsibility Index amongst many others.
Dr Simon Longstaff AO has a distinguished career which includes being named as one of AFR Boss True Leaders for the 21st century with Carol Schwartz noting “…I don’t know one CEO or chairman in corporate Australia who has not worked with Simon Longstaff”.
Simon has a PhD in Philosophy from Cambridge. Prior to becoming the inaugural Executive Director of St James Ethics Centre in 1991, his book Hard Cases, Tough Choices was published in 1997. Simon was inaugural President of The Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics and is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum. He is also Chairman of Woolworths Limited Corporate Responsibility Panel, and serves on a number of Boards and Committees.