Your whistleblowing hotline serves several key functions for your compliance program:
- It promotes speak-up culture
- It helps your employees feel heard and valued
- It provides you greater visibility into risk across the organization
Perhaps most importantly this year, it is an essential element to have in place to comply with the EU Whistleblowing Directive and similar regulations around the globe that come into force in 2021.
Join us for a health check on your own whistleblowing hotline—are you making the most of this essential tool? Do you have all the elements in place for a compliant hotline? And do you have a realistic outlook on retaliation within your company? We’ll dive into all that and more during this two-hour conversation with whistleblowing and retaliation experts.
Tom Fox, The Compliance Evangelist, Founder Compliance Podcast Network
Tom Fox has practiced law in Houston for 34 years and was most recently the General Counsel at Drilling Controls, Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and service company. He has authored 16 books on business leadership, compliance and ethics and corporate governance, to include his seminal one volume book “The Compliance Handbook” published in May 2018 which was the No. 1 new bestseller on Amazon.com through its initial run. He is now one of the country’s leading experts on compliance, risk management, and corporate governance, leading the social media discussion on compliance with his award-winning blog, The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog and his Compliance Podcast Network.
Asha Palmer, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer & EVP, Converge, Convercent
Asha’s expertise lies in the areas of program development and enhancement, training and engagement, anti-bribery & corruption, risk assessments, and third-party management. She has developed and enhanced ethics & compliance programs for over 20 companies worldwide. As a former Assistant United States Attorney and litigator, Asha is passionate about training, engagement, and finding practical ways to embed ethics & compliance within businesses and with its leaders. Asha is also active in the ethics & compliance community, presenting in 2017, 2018 and 2019 at Compliance Week Europe and participating in the well-renowned Program for Corporate Compliance & Enforcement at New York University.
Philip Winterburn, Chief Strategy Officer, Convercent
How can we go beyond mere compliance to enhanced employee engagement? How do we help an entire workforce live the mission, vision and values? How can we connect business performance to our values and ethics? These are questions that led Philip and his co-founders, to launch Convercent, the world’s first Ethics Cloud. As Convercent’s Chief Product Officer, Philip has been responsible for making that vision a reality, drawing on his technology expertise to lead the construction of Convercent’s innovative solutions from the ground up. Now as Convercent’s Global Strategy Officer, Philip is responsible for continuing Convercent’s record of innovation, looking to the future, partnering with our clients, technology partners and compliance visionaries, to build a world where everyone has a voice that is heard, where ethical behaviour is the norm, and high performance organizations capitalize on their unique and valuable people.
Keith Read, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer and Independent Advisor
Keith Read is an energetic, determined and innovative Compliance and Ethics Director and a former winner of the Compliance Register's Best Compliance Officer award, and also won the Best Compliance Company award for BT; he was subsequently the subject of a major Daily Telegraph feature - 'Compliance and Science'.
Keith has extensive experience in international regulatory compliance, ethics, broad-based governance, the Bribery Act, associated 'adequate procedures' and telecommunications, including the Regulatory Settlement (‘Undertakings’) with Ofcom as part of the UK’s Telecommunications Strategic Review. His expertise includes compliance strategy development, managing company-wide compliance operations hands-on and achieving culture and behavioural change, whilst recognising the 'cost of compliance'.