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Essential books 1

  • Eyes Wide Open

    Eyes Wide Open

    New! Eyes Wide Open, written by experienced corporate governance and board practitioner Robyn Weatherley, is aimed at aspiring or new directors, who want an insiders guide to directorship and board operations. Written in a down-to-earth style, this book is easy to read and helpful.
  • NFP Insights

    Not-For-Profit Insights

    NEW! Not-for-Profit Insights: 16 Australian NFP Insiders Share their Wisdom and Experience includes an introduction and 14 chapters from some of our best and brightest in this vital sector. This ebook is now available FREE to all AICD members.
  • NFP The Book of the Board

    NFP The Book of the Board 3rd Ed

    NEW! Now in its 3rd edition, The Book of the Board by David Fishel has become Australia’s standard reference book for board and committee members of not-for-profit (NFP) organisations.
  • Corporate Governance 3rd Edition

    Corporate Governance 3rd Edition

    Written by the 'father of corporate governance', this text is an authoritative guide to the frameworks of power that govern organizations. The third edition covers key developments since the financial crisis, including aggressive tax avoidance, executive pay, and whistle-blowing.
  • Privacy Governance A Guide to Privacy Risk and Opportunity for Directors and Boards

    Privacy Governance

    WATCH: 12 minute Q&A video. Privacy governance is an essential topic that all boards and directors must understand. New amendments to the Privacy Act came into effect on 12 March, 2014. Pre-order print book from this book page or click here to order ebook.

  • 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. Free ebook for members. Buy print book.
  • 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. Print book only.
  • 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. Print book only.

  • 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. Buy ebook. Buy print book.
  • All above board

    All Above Board 2nd Edition

    Your comprehensive guide to developing and applying governance skills specifically for the government sector. Buy ebook. Buy print book.

Essential books 2

  • EDU 2015 Front cover

    Essential Director Update EDU 2015

    Essential Director Update EDU 2015 is a national series of events hosted by Alan Cameron AO FAICD and featuring key information for the director community. The ebook is available complimentary for members only. Click to download the PDF and/or epub formats.
  • Financial Fundamentals for Directors front cover

    Financial Fundamentals for Directors

    WATCH: 9 min Q&A video on financial literacy. Financial Fundamentals for Directors enables directors to build on their financial literacy and better understand their organisation's financial 'story'. Inc 110 questions when reviewing financial reports. Buy ebook. Buy print book.
  • 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. Buy ebook. Buy print book.
  • Annual General Meetings 2nd Edition book cover

    Annual General Meetings 2nd Edition

    Fully updated, this 2nd edition is a handy procedural guide for directors. It clearly and succinctly sets out the principal steps required to prepare for, convene and conduct an efficient and effective annual general meeting (AGM). Ebook only.
  • 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 chairs, a strategic board calendar and more. Buy ebook. Buy print book.
  • 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. Print book only.
  • Tomorrows Boards

    Tomorrow's Boards

    Board diversity is deservedly a hot topic. This easy to read, well researched book, focuses directors on how to create a vibrant and diverse board. Ebook only.
  • 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. Print book only.
  • Driven by purpose

    Driven by Purpose

    Explore the crisis of identity at the heart of Australian charities. Includes governance and charity law. Print book only.
  • Engaging with Shareholders

    Engaging with Shareholders

    This book focuses on the vital need to engage with shareholders, and the challenges, opportunities and benefits that comes with it. Print book only.