Active Care Matters

21 minutes / 25 May 2023


Compliance: Making it work for your organisation

Getting organisational wellbeing right is crucial for both private industry and government. Dr Sharon Ponniah, a public health policy expert and PwC partner, shares best practices for compliance. Hear her valuable insights as she chats with Craig Cowdrey.

More about the episode with Dr Sharon Ponniah

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    Dr Sharon Ponniah,
    Partner, Health, Economics & Policy - PwC Australia

    Sharon leads PwC's mental health business, supporting public policy reform in digital mental health, the workforce, and workplaces. Before this, she held roles at the Ministry of Health NZ, and George Institute for Global Health.

    With a PhD in public health, she is a published academic and continues to review NHMRC grants for public health & policy.

    Sharon's career has been driven by a passion for reducing inequity, increasing sustainability and impacting social agendas.

  • Summary:

    Craig and Sharon sit down for an engaging discussion on the importance of staying ahead of public policy and compliance.

    When it comes to a government's role in improving organisational wellbeing, no one is better placed to advise than Sharon.

    Sharon is a public health policy specialist and partner at PwC Australia, so she's at the crossroads of private industry and government efforts to do the right thing - for employees, as well as organisations.

  • Themes:

    Wellbeing and safety: compliance-driven or culture-driven? Key matters discussed in the episode include:

    • Keeping up with compliance and standards - with a focus on legislation and policies;
    • Building initiatives into company culture - versus box-ticking and audits; and
    • The government's future role in influencing psychological safety in the workplace.

    All this and more on Active Care Matters.

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Join Craig Cowdrey as he sits down with some of the world's leading minds, to discuss ways in which they actively manage their own wellbeing, and how that translates to empowering others - in their
organisation and their community.

As the co-founder and CEO of Sonder, Craig's career across law, diplomacy and the military has taken him all over the world supporting governments and corporations to get the best from people. He now leads a high-performing company that's pioneering Active Care solutions for organisations globally.

This series discusses mental and physical health issues that may include self harm and suicide. The views and opinions expressed in the series are those of the individuals interviewed and do not necessarily reflect Sonder's official policy or position. Some episodes are for mature audiences and include language and subject matter that may not be suitable for young listeners. Listener discretion is advised.