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  • 01 Nov 2014

    Striving for excellence

    The 2014 NFP Governance and Performance Study examines the evolving nature of governance in the not-for-profit sector. Angela Faherty reports. Despite increasing complexity in operating environments and growing demands on not-for-profit (NFP) organisations, 86 per cent of non-executive directors (...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    Raising the bar

    Conducting due diligence on a company before joining its board is critical for any director looking to ensure that they are associated with a business whose stock is set to rise. Alexandra Cain reports. Multiple class action lawsuits were filed against Facebook’s directors when the value of...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    Plugging into Argentina

    John M Green discusses some issues of overseas board travel and draws comparisons between Australia and the South American nation. Overseas travel for Australian boards is easier today with “papers” increasingly loaded up on our tablet computers. We are no longer lugging around large, ...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    Championing excellence

    John H C Colvin explains how Company Directors’ new Centre for Governance Excellence and Innovation will facilitate a greater understanding of the theory and practice of governance. One of our proudest achievements at Company Directors has been the fact that we have become a vocal and respec...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    The next big thing

    Increased longevity, rising unemployment and an ageing population are all contributing to the growing number of seniorpreneurs establishing businesses for the first time, writes Tony Featherstone. Bambi Price MAICD never expected to help 70-year-olds record rock music when she launched TelUs Sup...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    A world of differences

    Phil Ruthven examines the key cultural and political divides across the globe and the progress being made towards a less divisive world. The world is shrinking. Modern and fast communication, together with automated interpretation of different languages on the internet is seeing to that. But there...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    Jobless era needs education shake up

    Boards must play a bigger role in helping to address the growing threat of youth unemployment in Australia, says Tony Featherstone. Rising youth unemployment in Australia is attracting plenty of headlines. Less considered is what boards can do about it through governance of charities, schools and...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    The IT trinity

    In an increasingly competitive market, cloud, big data and social media continue to dominate boardroom discussions. Matthew Sainsbury explains what boards need to know to stay ahead of the game.  The cloud — an internet-based model in which groups of remote servers are networked to all...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    Driving organisational performance

    The newly launched Centre for Governance Excellence and Innovation will showcase leading content on key governance issues. On 15 October 2014, the Australian Institute of Company Directors launched the Centre for Governance Excellence and Innovation (CGEI). The CGEI is a pre-eminent Australian res...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    Creating greater efficiencies

    A monthly review of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ policy and advocacy team’s key projects and issues.   Last Month, the federal government introduced legislation into parliament, which among other things, removes the “100 member rule”. The remov...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    How digital is your board

    As the pace of digital transformation in businesses accelerates, digital is no longer a specialist skill set, but a requirement, writes Mike Zeederberg. Digital technologies now impact almost every single business in Australia, and the need for “digital transformation” is a fact of lif...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    Q and A with Kirsten Rose

    The Western Australia state manager shares her passion for a sustainable future and the importance of staying at the forefront of issues facing directors. Company Director (CD): What does your role entail? Kirsten Rose (KR): I lead the Western Australia (WA) division and our Perth-based team to ...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    Vale Colin James Harper

    1930 — 2014 Colin James Harper was a leading investment banker in the industry’s early development in Australia. From 1976, he served 23 years as a non-executive director and chairman of major Australian public companies and Australian subsidiaries of international corporations. This...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    Q and A with Michael Kidd

    The president of the World Organization of Family Doctors shares his passion for healthcare and explains why there is a need for world-class governance to oversee publicly owned and not-for-profit health organisations. Tony Featherstone reports. Healthcare debates are usually framed around the ch...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    Staying informed

    Company Directors’ book publishing program aims to provide members with essential information for continued learning. When the Australian Institute of Company Directors embarks on a new book, the first question to answer is who will write it? Thankfully, the field is narrowed down considera...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    Proceed with caution

    Technological disruption and its effect on business models is becoming a much bigger issue for boards. Matthew Sainsbury takes a look at the impact this is having on incumbent industries. A recurring theme in the business environment at the moment is that regardless of the sector, traditional mode...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    The impact of change

    Professor Bob Baxt shares his views on the proposed changes to competition law and policy as put forward in the recent draft report by the Harper Review panel. In what many would regard as a Herculean effort by the Harper Review Panel, the draft report published in late September contains many swe...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    GDP and groupthink

    Gross domestic product is a key measure of a country’s economic health. However, Graham Davies asks whether there is a more meaningful economic measure of progress and prosperity. If your doctor judged your health solely on the basis of the mass of food you eat, or if a board judged company ...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    Standing out from the crowd

    Softening commodity prices, rising costs and increased competition are challenging the boards of Australia’s energy and resources sector, but good governance and sound economics may help sort the wheat from the chaff, writes Domini Stuart. For over a decade, China’s appetite for Austr...

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  • 01 Nov 2014

    Improving financial literacy

    Peter Kell explains why a combined effort across all sectors can help Australians make better informed monetary decisions. In August 2014, Australia’s new National Financial Literacy Strategy 2014-17 was launched by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer.  The new strategy, led by...

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