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  • 24 Jun 2015

    Volume 13 Issue 12

    Do directors need an “identity number”?, New cultural diversity scholarships, Towards good governance, ASIC releases impairment guidance, A global diversity perspective, Rules matter, To tender or not, Copyright Agency’s new CEO   Do directors need an “identity nu...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 01 Jun 2015

    Disruptive forces

    There is growing recognition that some boards may not have enough technology expertise. Tony Featherstone considers the strategic risks and opportunities that have emerged from digital disruption. A new business buzzword, the “disruption director” seems an unusual way to describe the in...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Jun 2015

    Richard White

    A strong acquisition strategy and bold ambition has helped make WiseTech Global a truly international company, writes Leon Gettler. Software developer WiseTech Global is expected to list on ASX later this year. WiseTech specialises in making freight and logistics software under the CargoWise brand...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Jun 2015

    Food for thought

    Tasmania-based infant food producer and distributor, Bellamy’s Organic, has grown from humble beginnings to become an international company. Leon Gettler looks at the role of the chief executive officer and chair in the organisation’s stellar success. Laura McBain MAICD, the managing d...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Jun 2015

    Avoid the pitfalls

    For a new director, a carefully crafted 90-day plan makes for a smoother transition to governance and adds more value in the first year on a board. Tony Featherstone reports. An aspiring director, eager to impress, attends his first board meeting armed with a laptop and a long list of questions. I...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 27 May 2015

    Volume 13 Issue 10

    ASEAN overlooked, Directors told to seize opportunity, Governance key for ASEAN, Calls for QLD women on boards, Tax reprieve for small business, Chair’s mentoring program open, Auditor General called to inquiry, Ovarian Cancer appoints CEO   ASEAN overlooked Australian companies and d...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 01 May 2015

    To deed or not to deed

    Fiona Shand explains the importance of redrafting directors’ deeds of indemnity for incoming board members. The director community is well aware when offering their services to companies that their position is often precarious and exposed. As a result, directors have begun to pay more regard...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 May 2015

    Q and A with Chris Thomas

    An outstanding board and executive team is helping Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research create the next chapter in its history, writes Tony Featherstone. A cavernous hallway at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) neatly captures the old and the new. On the...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Apr 2015

    Agenda

    Lifting board performance How can chairmen use the board review process to take their board to the next level in performance and contribution? Which questions might they ask in a time-efficient manner that will provide the best insights to take the most effective steps? These are questions that Dr V...

    Content Type: General

  • 01 Apr 2015

    Duty Calls

    Strong due diligence is vital before joining government boards, but so is leaving politics at the boardroom door, writes Tony Featherstone. Dennis Mutton FAICD, a former public service executive, has chaired or been a non-executive director of more than two dozen government boards during a stellar...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Apr 2015

    A unified vision

    Commercial acumen and mutual respect have helped set the foundations for the young but successful relationship of UNICEF Australia’s chief executive officer and its president, writes Angela Faherty. International humanitarian organisation, UNICEF, works in more than 190 countries to promote ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 18 Mar 2015

    Volume 13 Issue 5

    Staying engaged, Finance for charities, ATO assists women, Five steps to diversity, Navigating tensions, Innovating service, Stops joins CBA     Staying engaged Directors facing increasing pressures of regulation, activist shareholders and business complexity are committing more time to th...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 01 Feb 2015

    Driving sustainable growth

    Anthony Paech still lives on the family farm that has housed seven generations of his family, but the managing director of Beerenberg, a South Australian jam and condiments manufacturer, is leveraging governance to drive innovation. Anthony Paech feels he is part of something bigger. “When ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 17 Oct 2014

    Volume 12 Issue 20

    Australia losing ground on competitiveness, Actively managing board renewal, Striking a balance, Funding agreements burdening NFPs, Boomers’ succession planning shortfall, SMEs must revisit FBT arrangements, IPO appetite continues growth, Fowler to lead NCVER     Australia losing gr...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 17 Oct 2014

    Volume 12 Issue 20

    Australia losing ground on competitiveness, Actively managing board renewal, Striking a balance, Funding agreements burdening NFPs, Boomers’ succession planning shortfall, SMEs must revisit FBT arrangements, IPO appetite continues growth, Fowler to lead NCVER     Australia losing gr...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 03 Oct 2014

    Volume 12 Issue 19

    Slow reform could stifle Australian start-ups, NFPs look to social enterprise model, The “Aussie way”, Achieving strategy though advisory boards, Sustainability’s strategic worth, Discrimination “systemic and pervasive” in workplace, ASIC pushes breach reporting standar...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 01 Sep 2014

    Bringing the mission statement to life

    Kraig Grime says an organisation’s purpose and values should be the main driver for every board discussion and decision. Too often, organisations develop mission statements and values and then do not think about them again until their next strategic planning meeting. Successful boards know t...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Aug 2014

    Building up meaningful board packs

    Directors have always had to rely on what management tells them, but they have never been more concerned about the quality of their board packs. “We’ve certainly seen increasing pressure on boards to perform and I think that’s made them think more carefully about the quality of ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 11 Jul 2014

    John Brogden appointed CEO and managing director of Company Directors

    The Australian Institute of Company Directors is pleased to announce that John Brogden AM MAICD has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. John, who will take up the role early next year, succeeds John H C Colvin, who is stepping down after six years at the helm of...

    Content Type: Media Release

  • 01 Jul 2014

    Don't get caught by a second strike

    John Egan provides pointers on how directors should approach executive pay this reporting season. Whether directors believe the “two strikes” rule has been a necessary addition or an unwelcome imposition to governance, its introduction three years ago has changed the board landscape. A...

    Content Type: CDM Article