Serena Lillywhite is the Chief Executive Officer at Transparency International Australia. Serena has had a 18 year career in responsible business conduct. She is an experienced corporate accountability practitioner, researcher and advocate.
Serena is well known for her work on the social dimensions of international business, particularly: governance, corruption, human rights, labour rights, resettlement and gender. This has included work in the financial service sector, mining and the garment and apparel sectors.
Serena is an experienced political lobbyist and communicator and has advised governments and the OECD on policy issues associated with extractives, financial services, supply chains, taxation, transparency, and corruption. Serena has been a member of several OECD high level working groups, including the development of the OECD Guidance on Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement and Due Diligence in the Extractives Sector.
Serena is an expert in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, among other corporate accountability mechanisms and performance standards. Serena holds a Masters in International Business from The University of Melbourne, and has authored several corporate accountability publications. She has lived and worked in China and Cambodia, as well as other countries in the Asia pacific region, and countries of Africa.
She previously worked for Oxfam, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and RMIT where among other positions, was the Director of the RMIT campus in China. She has held positions on several advisory boards, including the University of Queensland Center for Social Responsibility in Mining, the University of Melbourne Asian Law Center, and the NAB Stakeholder Engagement Forum.
Serena Lillywhite, Chief Executive Officer of Transparency International, will be facilitating the Transparency International Dialogue: Responsible business, transparency and corruption risks: What can industry do? during the People, Projects and Infrastructure Initiatives conference. Download the programme now.