The Slippery Slope to Corruption

The Slippery Slope to Corruption

NOTE: This webinar was sponsored by the Serious Fraud Office. Originally aired on 11 December 2019, this webinar is offered on-demand and free of charge on our EquiPTV platform.

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  • What corruption looks like
  • Red flags
  • Reporting mechanisms / protected disclosures
  • Prevention steps

Webinar purpose

This webinar is designed to highlight conduct that may have historically been tolerated, overlooked or not viewed as corrupt, when in reality it is the face of corruption. The focus is on identifying, reporting and preventing corrupt conduct, to ensure New Zealand truly reflects its status as one of the least corrupt countries in the world.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

Webinar outcomes

By the end of the webinar, participants will learn about different types of corrupt conduct in the public sector and be able to identify red flags and warning signs within the workplace. Participants will learn how and where to report this conduct and take away key points on how to prevent corrupt behaviour.

Recommended audience

This webinar is suitable for elected officials, council employees or any members of the public sector (both central and local government).


Paul O'Neil

Paul O'Neil is the General Counsel at the SFO. Prior to this appointment in 2016, Paul was the Head of Enforcement at the Financial Markets Authority responsible for overseeing conduct of the agency's civil and criminal proceedings.

Kim Wheeler

Kim Wheeler is a Senior Investigator at the SFO, having joined in August 2018. She has more than 13 years’ experience investigating consumer and financial fraud in both New Zealand and Canada. Prior to joining the SFO, Kim was a Senior Investigator at the Commerce Commission. Kim holds an Honours BA in Criminology from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).

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