Society’s trust in business and government is at a historic low. From the global financial crisis to the misuse of Facebook data, cheating in cricket and revelations from the Royal Commission – it is clear organisational trust failures and scandals have a detrimental effect on public confidence.

Yet, trust underpins an organisations’ social licence to operate and its relationship with customers, staff and other stakeholders. A deficit of trust can greatly affect society as a whole. So how can trust be built, retained and restored in your business?

UQ Business School organisational trust expert, Associate Professor Nicole Gillespie and Global Head of Business & Human Rights Network at KPMG, Richard Boele will discuss the importance of maintaining trust, how to create high-trust organisations and how to rebuild trust after a breach.

Guests will also have the opportunity to network with fellow UQ alumni and industry guests over drinks and canapés.

About Thought Leadership Series

Join us for our dynamic Business School Thought Leadership Series which presents alumni and industry friends with the opportunity to hear about key business topics that impact upon their careers. The Series showcases the latest in academic research paired with practical industry advice.

The Thought Leadership Series has been a key alumni initiative of the UQ Business School since 2016. The Series is presented in partnership with KPMG and previous topics have included, cybersecurity, marketing through virtual reality and resolving conflict in the workplace.


UQ Brisbane City, Ground Floor, 293 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000