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  • 01 Sep 2014

    Fleets of the future

    Matthew Sainsbury examines how the upheaval in Australia’s car industry, as well as technological and other changes, will reshape fleet management strategies. Australia’s car industry is going through a period of upheaval. With all major manufacturers pulling out of the market the impa...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    A league of their own

    John M Green discusses the ins and, mostly, the outs of bankers’ league table rankings. It’s springtime, which traditionally brings smiles to the grumpiest faces. This year, that will include people who’ve been disgruntled for years: investment bankers. For some time business con...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    A reality check on household finances

    Phil Ruthven examines the distribution of incomes, wealth and taxes across Australia’s households and comes up with some surprises. Averages are always just that and they can disguise the often polarised distribution of all sorts of things important in an economy and society. And yet, both t...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    Transforming for growth

    Helen Scotts outlines five critical ways in which boards can play their role in guiding organisational transformation. It seems that every industry, company and business leader is grappling with change. The way we work, live, consume, spend our time, what influences us, the choices we make and how...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    Shaking the tree of knowledge

    Domini Stuart reports on how changes announced in the May federal Budget are triggering change in the boardroom discussions at universities. Professor Ed Byrne AO, former Vice-Chancellor and president at Monash University, believes that the reforms proposed in the recent federal Budget could trigg...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    Risky disclosures

    Tony Featherstone says the push for boards to provide more context around financial performance and strategy in the operating and financial review increases risk. As organisations finalise their annual reports for 2013-14, boards will be tested on the Operating and Financial Review (OFR) that appe...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    Exciting upcoming initiatives

    John H C Colvin is looking forward to Company Directors’ new initiatives for business owners and the location of its next annual conference. Company Directors always seeks to maximise the value we offer to members and that is why I am particularly excited by the launch of new initiatives for...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    Time to review infringement notices

    Professor Bob Baxt would like to see infringement notices for continuous disclosure breaches and penalties reviewed. When the then chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), David Knott, approached the Australian Treasurer of the day, Peter Costello, to seek the intro...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    A beacon of light

    Nigel Phair reviews new technology trends which could help your organisation better engage with its customers and stay ahead of the pack. Organisations should always be seeking innovative ways to discover new customers, drive more sales from existing customers and engage with stakeholders. In a hy...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    Laying the foundations for better boards

    A new study by executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles identifies the capabilities and drivers behind high-performing boards. Zilla Efrat reports. Four key capabilities combine to build the foundations for a high-performing board — people, vision, leadership and innovation. That is th...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    Fighting the good fight

    The future regulation of not-for-profit organisations and the issue of director liability have been high on our agenda this month. Options paper for Abolition of the ACNC We have continued to engage with the government on matters of concern to the not-for-profit (NFP) director community, including...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    Monitoring your silent pulse

    What if you were losing relevance and didn’t even know? Michael McQueen pinpoints five key elements that are central to staying important. If I asked you how you would know if the past 12 months were successful, what would you say? That sales had increased, market share had grown or the bala...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    Attracting a crowd

    Crowdfunding has been helping good causes and entrepreneurs raise much needed cash. Tony Featherstone outlines issues that boards should be aware of as it is increasingly embraced in Australia. There has been much debate about the potential of crowd-sourced equity funding to transform capital rais...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    Q and A with Marcel Mol

    Marcel Mol discusses his lifelong passion for learning and the importance of constant innovation in delivering adult education. Company director (CD): What does your role entail? Marcel Mol (MM): I lead the director and board development (D&BD) team at Australian Institute of Company Directo...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    Going global

    Company Directors offers a range of educational tools to support directors and senior executives working across countries, cultures and regulatory frameworks. In addition to a growing number of Australian Institute of Company Directors members living outside Australia (around 1,200 people), there ...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    Q and A with Launa Inman

    The Zimbabwean businesswoman has transformed from a retail queen into a non-executive director. She has strong ideas about digital disruption and knowing your customer but, as Tony Featherstone reports, you still can’t keep her out of Australia’s shops. Socks, jocks and childrenswear s...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    Putting the board under the microscope

    Evaluations are much more than an exercise in compliance. They help the board to improve continuously. Domini Stuart reports on how to get the most out of your review. The ASX Corporate Governance Council recommends that listed entities should periodically evaluate the performance of the board, it...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    IFRS still the one

    Kris Peach examines whether the promised benefits from the 2005 move to International Financial Reporting Standards have materialised. Australia, and much of the world, is nearly a decade into one of the largest accountancy changes ever known – the 2005 move to the use of International Finan...

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  • 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...

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  • 01 Sep 2014

    Creating a future of opportunities

    Steven Adams’ motto, Mara Ba Kumba, meaning “take hold of tomorrow”, sums up what he is working to achieve. Christopher Niesche reports. Steven Adams FAICD has spent much of his adult life helping indigenous organisations run and manage themselves better. Now he is working to a...

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