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  • 31 Oct 2009

    Feature Airing dirty laundry in public

    Shareholders want more transparency, but greater disclosure can become a minefield. Tony Featherstone investigates whether disclosing why a director has left a board prematurely should be mandatory or handled behind closed doors. Airing dirty laundry in public The cons of disclosur...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Mar 2014

    Guarding the brand

    Jean-Luc Ambrosi explains why an organisation’s branding is a boardroom issue and where a board’s role in branding begins and ends. Today, brands can represent a large portion of a company’s intangible assets and are a fundamental tool in driving future revenues. Brands play an increasingly v...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 29 Feb 2004

    Alumni Tools to enhance your effectiveness AICD Review

    Increasing pressure on performance and efficiency in business can present challenges for even the most experienced director. The Alumni offers two tools to increase your effectiveness as a board member – Director Coaching and the Leadership Labyrinth. Tools to enhance your effectiveness Increasing pressure on pe...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Jan 2013

    Improving Board Effectiveness

    An effective board is crucial to the success of an organisation and it must have the right mix of skills and knowledge to work effectively. This Q&A discusses ways to improve board effectiveness including board composition and diversity, relationships within the board, internal processes and performance a...

    Content Type: Director Q and A

  • 31 Mar 2006

    Is DIY really effective?

    Domini Stuart outlines some of the pitfalls companies may face in doing an internal assessment of their corporate governance systems. If you do decide to self assess, there are practical questions you should ask to make this process more structured and productive.On 15 March 2001, the HIH group collapsed with a d...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 May 2009

    Feature The pros and cons of advisory boards

    Domini Stuart offers some advice about joining or setting up an advisory board. The pros and cons of advisory boards The pros of joining an advisory board A learning opportunity A way of making a contribution A useful first step to becoming a director A way of easing out of being...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 May 2009

    Feature The boardroom impasse

    A board cannot agree to disagree on material issues, but what happens when it reaches an impasse? Domini Stuart investigates. The boardroom impasse Key Points Not all conflict is destructive Managing conflict begins before a director’s appointment Directors must communicate ef...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Apr 2007

    Board Evaluation

    Setting high standards of corporate performance and governance benefits companies, the economy and the community. As Kevin Forde reports, a critical element in achieving these outcomes is for boards to adopt a process of rigorous evaluation of their performance and that of individual directors. ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 Aug 2007

    Spoken Word

    John Story provides some tips on how to get the most out of a board evaluation. How to test your board Performance evaluation is no longer a controversial issue and it is regarded as standard practice. The science of performance evaluation has also evolved and the process should no longer be s...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Nov 2007


    Roger Corbett chats to Deborah Light about what separates good boards from bad ones. Good vs Bad in the boardroom Roger Corbett has come to know the difference between the good boards and the not so good. He’s watched plenty of boards and reported to several. Now he sits on quite a few. Indeed, the ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Apr 2009

    Profile From New York and Hong Kong to Kodj Kodjin

    Angela Riley worked her way through New York, Chicago, Denver and Hong Kong to settle on a remote sheep farm in WA. She talks to Zilla Efrat about her roles as a regional director in WA and her future plans. From New York and Hong Kong to Kodj Kodjin Just over six yea...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Jun 2006

    Evaluating board performance

    Evaluating the performance of a board and the contributions made by individual board members can be a challenging process. But as Katrina Clifford reports, many boards fail to follow through on recommendations arising from these reviews. Marking the board’s report card Over the past decade...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 Jan 2009

    Feature The rural board drought

    Despite the many benefits to be reaped, very few rural enterprises form their own boards. Tony Featherstone examines why, and the difficulties encountered when they do. The rural board drought Eliza Brown had romantic visions of the win...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Apr 2014

    Five ways to change the game

    Jason Fox provides five ways in which directors can change the game when someone else is in charge of the controls. If you’re a director without executive powers, it can be frustrating to watch the glacial pace of progress and development. But there are some simple “motivation design” element...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Jul 2015

    A matter of attitude

    Are legislative changes to counterbalance perceived cultural failings in Australian organisations warranted? John Brogden suggests the answer to reform may lie elsewhere. Much has been said and written about organisational culture in recent weeks, following comments by Australian Securities and Investments Com...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Nov 2007

    ASIC Report

    Strengthening the independence of experts Reports by experts are commonplace in our financial system and often greatly influence how the market forms a view on value and the fairness of a takeover bid or other proposal. These reports can inform retail and institutional investors on technical issues suc...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 May 2008

    Chairman s Report Linking governance and performance Jun 08

    Linking governance and performance During the very successful AICD National Conference at Coolum last month, reference was made by one of our overseas speakers to the possibility of quantitative evidence linking the standards of a company’s corporate governance with its financial performance. That speake...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Nov 2009

    Survival Kit 2020 Meetings in 2020

    In 10 years’ time, will we have more board meetings or less? More board sub-committees? Giles Parkinson and Zilla Efrat go in search of answers. Meetings in 2020 Many directors can already attend about 30 meetings a year for a particular company. John Meacock FAICD, Deloitt...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Jun 2009

    Inside AICD Company Directors Course Jul09

    Recent graduates of the Company Directors Course discuss how they have benefited from it and how it is assisting them strengthen governance of their organisations. Meeting diverse needs The Company Directors Course (CDC) is designed to ensure directors not only understand their roles an...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Nov 2008

    Featherstone Bouncing back from failure

    With more businesses and directors likely to fail in the next 12 months, Tony Featherstone argues that it’s time to consider how victims can recover. Bouncing back from failure Steve Jobs went cycling in Tuscany in 1985 when he was oust...

    Content Type: CDM Article