• 10

  • 4

  • Speaker

  • Fellows

  • 20–30

  • 3 Books

  • Induction
    & Coaching

Why attend?

The Vincent Fairfax Fellowship™ offers a small yet richly diverse cohort of senior executives the opportunity to engage openly and in confidence about your organisation’s ethical challenges. It will help you define, understand and address your ethical challenges to help you make decisions with confidence and clarity.

Who attends this course?

This course is designed specifically for business leaders with a desire to lead and influence their workplace culture. The fellowship is represented by:

• Senior leaders from ASX100 companies
• Leadership teams from not-for-profit
• Senior leaders from government organisations
• Human resources leaders
• Workplace culture specialists


“In the mining industry, many factors can compete with each other – safety, the environment, traditional owners, shareholders and government. This fellowship gave me the skills to navigate the increasingly complex decision-making framework while ensuring that I do not compromise my values or those of my company.”

Rob Atkinson – Chief Operating Officer, Copper Group, Rio Tinto Ltd


The Vincent Fairfax Fellowship™ runs for ten days across one year (June-June).

Elements include:

  • Induction – Meet your cohort and graduates from the previous year’s course and learn from their experiences.
  • Short Training Modules – Three throughout the year (October, March and June). Deepen your ethical reasoning and leadership skills. Apply them to challenges at individual, team, organisational and societal levels.
  • Coaching – You will work with a coach on the development and application of your newly acquired ethical reasoning and leadership skills.
  • Embedding Project – Develop a project for implementation into your organisation. Experienced senior consultants then assist you in the organisational implementation of your project. Past projects have included improving management of indigenous relationships, removing moral hazard from pay systems, creating effective ethical cultures in a senior leadership team and the ethical use of customer databases.
  • Reading Program – You will be given a set of readings that provide the knowledge needed to support your development of ethical reasoning and leadership. These readings are supplemented with regular, short pieces that provide discussions of issues and applications of moral reasoning and ethical leadership.
  • VFF Oration and Speaker Series – Conducted by respected business and community leaders, this speaker series coincides with the training modules. You will meet with the speakers for discussions. Past speakers have included Elizabeth Broderick, Gail Kelly, Michael Chaney AO and Peter Greste.
  • Community of interest – Become members of a supportive network that includes past graduates and other senior leaders who provide support and opportunities for the sharing of knowledge and advice.

Fees, Scholarships and Dates

Places in the Fellowship are capped to ensure a collegiate and open learning experience.

Please contact CCEL on 03 9827 2660 or for details about fees and scholarships.

The full cost is $24,800 (incl. GST) which includes a stipend for catering & accommodation during the modules.

The next Fellowship commences in June 2019

Commencement Dinner – 20th June 2019

Induction Day – 21st June 2019

Module 1 – 29th to 31st October 2019

Module 2 – 17th to 19th March 2020

Module 3 – 16th to 18th June 2020

Graduation Dinner – 18th June 2020


You will achieve both immediate and long-term benefits from attending the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship™ including:

  • Processes to define, understand and address your organisation’s ethical challenges.
  • Skills to be able to reason your way through a complex ethical problem.
  • A tool kit to draw upon to address ethical issues in your workplace culture.
  • A project plan to implement when you return to work.
  • One to one coaching from Faculty at the Centre for Ethical Leadership.
  • Valuable ongoing networking with Fellows through dinners and events organised by Centre for Ethical Leadership.
  • A network of peers for confidential discussions on ethical leadership.
  • Continuing education through the Vincent Fairfax Foundation Oration and Speaker Series, the Centre’s publications and ongoing communication.

Peter Collins

Program Director, Vincent Fairfax Fellowship

Peter Collins is the Program Director of the Vincent Fairfax fellowship and the former Director of the Centre for Ethical Leadership. He has been the head of faculty and a coach to the Fellows since 2009. Peter has worked for 20 years with leadership teams and Boards of listed/ASX companies Australia, New Zealand, Asia and South America, government departments, and police, as well as community sector groups. He was a consultant at McKinsey&Company from 1999-2004 and from 1996-99 a Ministerial adviser and speechwriter to two Federal Cabinet Ministers, including in Foreign Affairs and Health. From 2015-17 Peter studied a specialist Masters at HEC Paris and Said Business School and is currently undertaking a D. Phil at the University of Oxford in ethical decision making. He is a guest lecturer at HEC Paris, the Said Business School and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and conducted research at the Blavatnik School of Government into integrity and corruption. He wrote reports into the falsification of breath test numbers by Victoria Police and the 'ball tampering' scandal in Australian cricket.

Olivia Brown


Olivia Brown brings extensive corporate experience to her role with Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership. She teaches into both the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship program and the Ethical Leadership Program.

In addition to her teaching role with the Centre, Olivia is a Partner of MorrisBrown Communications, a strategic communications firm advising clients on authentic, transparent and realistic communications with their stakeholders.

Prior to starting her own business, Olivia spent 12 years in investment banking in the UK and Australia. Most recently, she was an Executive Director with Goldman Sachs and prior to that, she worked with Lazard in Melbourne and London.

She has advised publicly listed companies and privately-owned business on a number of major corporate transactions and has worked particularly with family and founder owned businesses, preparing them for sale.

In her spare time, she is a keen yogi and hiker and trekked Kokoda to raise funds for Interplast in 2016.

Alisa Camplin-Warner

Alisa Camplin-Warner is a respected leader in Australian business, sports administration and corporate governance. Best known for winning Australia’s first ever female Winter Olympic Gold Medal in Freestyle Aerial Skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Alisa is still regarded as one of Australia’s most successful, strategic, hardworking and mentally tough elite athletes. Alisa currently lives and works in Hong Kong with her family, where she is an in-demand keynote speaker and corporate consultant, assisting both small and large organisations to achieve repeatable sustainable success through a focus on resilience, mindset and improved human performance.

Alisa is a highly experienced Non-Executive Director working across the sectors of Sport, Health, Government, Education and Philanthropy. She is presently a Director of the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia and the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, and previously held the roles of Chair: Australian Sports Foundation, Deputy Chair: Sport Australia (Australian Sports Commission), Director: Collingwood Football Club and Director: Methodist Ladies College. Alisa spent 16 years as a global executive with IBM from 1996-2012, leading both Sales and Delivery teams across AUS/NZ and was head of Strategy & Transformation for IBM Global Technology Services UK & Ireland.

Alisa co-founded the charity Finnan’s Gift in 2011 raising $2.5M to date for paediatric cardiac care, she is the Ambassador for Tourism/Sports for the China-Australia Chamber of Commerce, the Mental Wellbeing Ambassador for the AIA Insurance Vitality Program and the first ever female Patron of the Collingwood Football Club.  Still very active in Australian elite sport, Alisa was the Australian Olympic Committees’ Performance Manager to the 2018 Australian Winter Olympic Team and Chef de Mission for the 2012 Australian Youth Winter Olympic Team. Holding a Bachelor of Information Technology and a Doctorate from Edith Cowan University honoris causa, Alisa has been a member of faculty at the Centre of Ethical Leadership since 2018. Awarded the Order of Australia medal in 2007, Alisa’s professional reputation is rooted in strategic thinking, process excellence and delivering outcomes with integrity. She is passionate about the teachings of Aristotle and dedicates herself to a purposeful and virtuous life.


If you have questions, or if you would like more information about the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, please contact us on (03) 9827 2660.

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