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Essential books 1

  • Financial Fundamentals for Directors front cover

    Financial Fundamentals for Directors

    Financial Fundamentals for Directors, written by Dianne Azoor Hughes, offers all directors the opportunity to build on their financial literacy and better understand their organisation's financial 'story'. Includes 110 questions to consider when reviewing financial reports.
  • Privacy Governance A Guide to Privacy Risk and Opportunity for Directors and Boards

    Privacy Governance

    Watch the free 12 minute Q&A video. Privacy governance is emerging as one of the key issues directors and boards must face to ensure personal information is handled correctly. There are both risks and opportunities.

  • Directors Signpost

    Director's Signpost Your Guide to Directorship

    An essential book for new and emerging directors. Covers directorship, governance, board operations, professional development and more. Print/ebook.
  • Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties and Responsibilities of Directors and Officers

    The 20th edition of 'D&R' is here. Two generations of directors, board members, corporate lawyers and academics turn to Duties and Responsibilities of Directors and Officers by Prof Robert Baxt AO FAICDLife.
  • Fish Rots from the haed

    The Fish Rots from the Head 3rd Edition

    This is the latest edition of this governance and directorship classic from international guru, Bob Garratt. Recommended around the world as essential reading.

  • Audit Committees

    Audit Committees 2nd Edition

    NEW edition! Audit committees are fundamental to good corporate governance. This 2nd edition has been fully updated to reflect recent changes and requirements. Print/ebook.
  • Financial Statements Demystified

    Financial Statements Demystified

    The numbers tell a story. The ideal guide for directors, investors, lenders and corporate advisers who have not yet mastered the mysteries of financial statements.

  • Great compaies deserve great boards

    Great Companies Deserve Great Boards

    NEW book! Working with the board of directors is one of the most important components of any CEO's job. This book provides workable approaches to tackle a variety of boardroom issues.
  • All above board

    All Above Board 2nd Edition

    Your comprehensive guide to developing and applying governance skills specifically for the government sector. New! You can now purchase the ebook version.
  • Corporate Governance

    Corporate Governance 2nd Edition

    This is the latest edition from Robert Tricker, whose "Tricker Model" has been a classic standard for effective governance around the world. A must-read.

Essential books 2

  • Executive Appointments and Disappointments

    Executive Appointments and Disappointments

    With a foreword by David Gonski AC FAICDLife and written by three top experts in executive arrangements - John H.C. Colvin, Justine Turnbull and Mark Blair - this is a must-read for anyone appointing CEOs and other executives. Print/ebook.
  • Chairman of the Board

    Chairman of the Board 2nd Edition

    For chairman of not-for-profit, privately held and publicly listed companies. Includes legislation relating to chairmen, actions before, during and after board meetings, insights from high profile chairmen, a strategic board calendar and more. Print/ebook.
  • Strictly mining boardroom

    Strictly Mining Boardroom

    It takes unique skills to lead a resources company. When you understand what goes on in the boardroom, you better understand the company you are working for, or investing in.
  • The Future of Boards by Jay Lorsch

    The Future of Boards

    Jay Lorsch pulls together some of the most influential thinkers on corporate governance to help boards tackle critical issues, such as CEO performance, corporate strategy and boardroom conflict.

  • Tomorrows Boards

    Tomorrow's Boards

    Board diversity is deservedly a hot topic. This easy to read, well written, book focuses directors on how to create a vibrant and diverse board.

  • Directors at work

    Directors at Work

    Directors At Work is a valuable resource and the long-awaited follow-up to Boards That Work. 818 pgs
  • Driven by purpose

    Driven by Purpose

    Explore the crisis of identity at the heart of Australian charities. Includes governance & charity law.

  • Engaging with Shareholders

    Engaging with Shareholders

    This title focuses on the vital need to engage with shareholders - the challenges, opportunities and benefits.