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Former BHP Billiton chairman Don Argus AC FAICD discussed director nominations at the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors’ annual conference in Melbourne in May. Here is an edited extract of what he had to say.
On choosing directors
uses statistics to uncover just who Australia’s best leaders have been.
Australia’s great national leaders
There is any number of lists of “greats” be they sportspeople, inventors, politicians or other cohorts. But statistics are a must if the list is to have credibility.
Is a school board right for you?
investigates the ABCs of venturing back into the school yard.
Back to school
Joining a school board
The legal duties can be the same as other boards
Running schools can be extremely complex
Financials are always very tight
John M Green
discusses how boards can improve on their CEO succession plans.
Inside outside CEOs
The three non-executive directors from different boards slipped into their regular chairs at the café.
“The Arbitz* board,” notes Peter, spooning sugar into his coffee. “Their CEO’s been doin...
There comes a time in the growth cycle of many companies when setting up a formal board of directors can have many advantages. Ann-Maree Moodie outlines how and when to do it.
When does a small company need a board?
As a company emerges from its start-up phase and grows...
A board, like a house, needs solid foundations, but the evidence coming out of some of the recent boardroom problems such as the NAB suggest that some of these foundations are not well understood. Richard Leblanc* makes some suggestions on building a better board Building a better board
A board, li...