Business & Professional Ethics Group (BPEG)

The Business and Professional Ethics Group (BPEG) is a research group deliberately set up to engage the existing ethics knowledge and expertise across the University of Sydney Business School. It aims to promote and develop high quality ethics focused research and teaching. BPEG is involved in outreach activities within the University and the wider community and business settings.

Natoli Student Ethics Essay Prize

Details of the 2014 Natoli Students Ethics Essay Prize are now available. The closing date for submissions is 1 September 2014.

Annual Dinner: Broadcasting in a diverse Australia: complexities and challenges - Michael Ebeid

SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid will outline the journey that SBS has been on and how its focus has changed over the years with changes in Australia's demography, discussing the challenges of covering news and world events through an Australian lens. He will also discuss how technology and audience and media habits are shaping the way SBS delivers its services to Australian audiences. SBS's purpose is to inspire all Australians to explore and appreciate our multicultural world and contribute to an inclusive society. That purpose is informed by a Charter that SBS's principal function is to provide multilingual and multicultural radio and television services that inform, education and entertain all Australians and in doing so, reflect Australia's multicultural society.


Michael Ebeid has been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Special Broadcasting Corporation (SBS) since June 2011. Michael has more than 24 years' experience in senior management and executive roles across the technology, telecommunications and media industries. Prior to SBS, Michael was the Executive Director of Corporate Strategy and Marketing at the ABC. In 2005, Michael joined Two Way Limited, an interactive TV, mobile and online entertainment media business as Chief Operating Officer and then as Chief Executive Officer, where he took the company into Asia. For 10 years Michael was with Optus Communications, where he was Director of Commercial Operations for Consumer and Multimedia for the last five years. Michael has also been a Board member of subscription TV's industry body, ASTRA, from 2001-2005. Michael began the first nine years of his career with IBM in various roles across finance, sales and marketing, and worked in Tokyo and other Asian countries. Michael has completed a Bachelor of Business (Charles Sturt University), International Executive Development Program (INSEAD Business College, France), and Media Strategies Program (Harvard Business School, Boston).


Natoli Students Ethics Essay Prize

The Natoli Ethics Fund is used to support the following activities:

    1. Two annual awards of excellence for an ethics assignment/essay one each for undergraduate and for postgraduate students
    2.  Funding for ethics projects & activities by clubs and societies in the Business School in which events support the development of ethical awareness particularly business ethics
    3. Support for student participation in conferences relating to ethics in business professions
    4. Scholarships for ethics internships in business or organisations like St James Ethics Centre

2013 Natoli Student Ethics Essay Prize

The Business and Professional Ethics Group in conjunction with the Natoli Ethics Fund are please to announce the winners of the Natoli Student Ethics Essay Prize

Category 1: Undergraduate students 

Sumita Theagesan 

Category 2: Postgraduate students 

Michelli Collado