Jane Arnott MNZM

Jane is the director of the Ethics Conversation. Prior to this she was the first offshore Associate and Country Representative for the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE), UK, a position she held for over ten years. Jane became a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in June 2021 and in December 2021 she was appointed Adjunct Research fellow for the Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Leadership, School of Management, Victoria University of Wellington. The Ethics Conversation launched its first report ‘An Assessment of the Codes of Ethics (or Conduct) of the NZX 50,’ in September 2021 and is currently committed to a further report titled ‘Speak Up: Overcoming the Great Denial,’due to be launched in 2022. Jane gained her post graduate Professional Ethics in 2007 undertaking further study in London with the Institute of Business Ethics.  

Her co-authored IBE publication ‘Setting the Tone: A New Zealand Perspective on Ethical Business Leadership’, was launched in London by New Zealand High Commissioner Sir Gerry Mateparae and in New Zealand by Philippa Foster Back, CBE, at a function hosted by Kensington Swan.  

Her early career was in communications and strategy across health, technology,  transport logistics, conservation and engineering. As executive director she ran a nationwide not-for-profit and as CEO she ran an industry good initiative for the Wood Council of New Zealand.

Craig Dowling ASSOCIATE

In joining as an Associate Craig supports and advocates for the significant role The Ethics Conversation plays in enhancing the place of ethics, speaking up and values-based decision making in organisational culture. Craig is strong in his belief that a focus on ethics, including articulating and embedding core values in processes and training, underpins a flourishing society. He has formerly worked in public affairs and communication roles in the public and private sector and across renewable energy, transport logistics, banking and finance and insurance industries. His other advocacy work has included campaigning for a young family battling local government and over known flood risks in a (wrong)fully consented sub division. Craig’s volunteer work has included support for a young New Zealander’s social and community skills programme for women in Kenya, and building capability through e-mentoring staff at a not-for-profit operating in Timor-Leste.

Presentations and Workshops

PSK Private Wealth – Australia Conference presentations x 2
‘Is Your Ethical Radar Up to Speed?’

Human Resources Institute of New Zealand Workshop
Embedding Ethical Culture and Codes – webinar

Southern Cross Healthcare
Senior Leadership Teams x 3 workshops

Pinnacle Incorporated Society (Pin Inc) and Midlands Health Network (MHN)
Senior Leadership Team - webinars

Tourism Holdings
Senior Leadership Team – workshop

Financial Advice New Zealand, Professional Ethics CPD workshops x 32
(throughout 2021)

FMG Professional and Business Ethics workshop

Insurance and Finance Ombudsman Professional and Business Ethics workshop

NZIBS Webinar Series 2021.
Webinar 3 – Ethics and Conflicts of Interest

Converge 19 Ethics and Compliance Conference, Hosted by Convercent*

Denver, Colorado

Society of Local Government Managers, (SOLGM) Summit*
Napier Governance New Zealand, Auckland

Institute of Financial Advisers*

Society of Independent Financial Advisers (SIFA)*


ASIS International*
Auckland, Wellington

New Zealand Shareholders Association*
New Plymouth, Tauranga

Workforce Analytics and HR Data conference*

Corporate Affairs and Communications Leaders’ Summit*

RIMS – New Zealand and the Pacific*

Engineering NZ  
CPD Workshops Ethics Fundamentals and Ethics Masterclass

* Undertaken in capacity as Associate, Institute of Business Ethics

Advisory Board

Philippa Foster Back CBE

Philippa began her career in Corporate Treasury and Finance, prior to her appointment as Director of the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) in 2001 from which she stepped down in April 2020. In her IBE role Philippa was responsible for implementing strategy, leading the team and building the profile of IBE across regulators, listed and unlisted companies, professional membership bodies, educational institutions and charities. Her leadership ensured the Institute met its charitable aims, of raising awareness and spreading best practice nationally and internationally through research, publications, advisory and training in the field of business ethics. 

In 2006 she was awarded the OBE for services to the Ministry of Defence and in January 2014 she was awarded the CBE for services to UK Antarctic Heritage. In 2018 she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law from University of Warwick.In June 2020 she was appointed a Director of the Financial Markets Standards Board (FMSB Limited). Other current appointments include being a member of the BEIS/FRC Coalition Group looking at Corporate Governance in Large Unlisted Companies; a member of the Advisory Board of the D Group; a member of the PRCA Global Ethics Council; a member of the Finance Leasing Association (FLA) Stakeholder Advisory Panel; and Director of Barrier Biotech Ltd. Philippa is also Chairman of the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee.
Craig McFarlane

Craig is an independent and full-time professional company director. He is one of the founders and a director of Report it Now - a global independent external reporting service. He chairs the Pinnacle Incorporated Executive Committee, Midlands Health Network Limited,  LearningWorks Limited, Simply Dental Limited and Demolition Traders Limited. 

Craig has an MBA from Henley Management College in the UK, has extensive offshore commercial experience, and holds additional directorships in waste, health, education, B2B consultancy, early childhood education, advertising as well as numerous not-for-profits and community groups.