Neville Tiffen – Board Director, Transparency International Australia

Neville conducts a specialist consultancy in corporate governance, business integrity and compliance. His experience working across the globe provides him with valuable insights into compliance and ethical issues facing companies today.

Based on this, Neville has provided strategic advice to leaders of both large multinational companies and small to medium sized enterprises and mentored staff on compliance and integrity issues. He was retained by the Australian Federal Police to participate in their internal workshop on foreign bribery. He draws on his experience as Global Head of Compliance and other senior legal and corporate governance roles in Rio Tinto, where he designed and successfully implemented the global integrity and compliance framework.

This included:

  • introducing new and revised standards, covering anti-corruption, conflicts of interest, political involvement, antitrust and data privacy;
  • providing an overall framework for the businesses to consider integrity and compliance issues through governance committees;
  • establishing a system for assessing compliance risks;
  • developing both online and face to face training and communication programs on integrity and
  • compliance issues, including anti‐corruption and antitrust;
  • conducting globally “integrity circles” (facilitated discussions with staff to increase awareness of the integrity and compliance program);
  • introducing a program to address data privacy globally;
  • overseeing investigations into alleged serious wrongdoings;
  • updating and monitoring the whistleblower program; and
  • advising the Board and senior management on approaches to compliance and conducting business with integrity.

Neville is a member of the Secretary‐General’s advisory group on integrity and anti‐corruption at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and also the World Economic Forum’s Expert advisory committee: Anti-Corruption Collective Action Project in Infrastructure/Urban Development Industries.

He has previously been a board delegate on WEF’s Partnering against Corruption Initiative.

He is a Fellow of the Governance Institute Australia. Neville was also on the steering committee that worked on Transparency International’s Business Principles for Countering Bribery and is now a non‐executive director of Transparency International Australia; this has enabled him to work with chapters in Asia. Using this extensive experience in corporate governance, integrity and compliance, competition law, acquisitions and divestments, community and indigenous agreements, Neville has spoken internationally on leading practices in compliance, whistleblowing, compliance risks, emerging economies, data privacy, anti‐bribery management systems, investigations and corporate culture.