Speakers Profile - Dr Attracta Lagan

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Dr Attracta Lagan is a leading Australian business ethicist who has advised Boards and CEO's in both the corporate and not for profit sectors, as well as working extensively with both state and local government. She is a pioneer of corporate social responsibility and sustainability in Australia and challenges business leaders to develop positive values led workplace cultures that balance what is good for business with what is good for society.

Attracta was a founding Director of the Australian Futures Foundation and a member of the Stake-holder Adviser Committee of the Australian Minerals Council providing guidance on minimizing and managing the social and environmental impacts of the industry.

Prior to establishing Managing Values, she helped establish the St James Ethic Centre as Founder Director, Consulting before heading up KPMG's national Sustainability and Business Ethics Practice.

She works extensively in Asia and throughout Australia in the applied business ethics area carrying out cultural audits, delivering Executive Coaching and Code of Conduct training for employees, and facilitating values led strategic planning sessions. Attracta is a very engaging and highly regarded public speaker and is much sought after as a keynote presenter and panel member as well as a highly skilled workshop facilitator.

Attracta holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Social Sciences, a Masters of Applied Science and a PhD in Values and Organisational Change.

She has authored over 80 industry articles and two books. 3D Ethics: Managing Workplace Values, provides a blueprint for the effective management of the ethical domain of modern workplaces. It was selected as one of the top business books of 2006 by the Australian Financial Review BOSS magazine. Her previous book, Why Ethics Matters was one of the first applied ethics books published in Australia specifically for the business community.