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  • 01 Dec 2014

    Pioneering change

    Former equities analyst Dan Collins talks to Christopher Niesche about how a personal experience spurred him to create a new healthcare model, GenesisCare. Dan Collins could be considered an unlikely driver of change in the Australian healthcare system. A former equities analyst, he had no experie...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    Global tax shake-up

    Increased attention on international transactions will be top of mind for board members in 2015, says Brett Cox. As we approach 2015, the big tax items on the minds of board members around corporate Australia relate to the ever increasing focus on the taxation of international transactions, and th...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    Policy priorities for 2015

    A monthly review of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ policy and advocacy team’s key projects and issues. In November we lodged a submission with the Competition Policy Review Panel in response to its draft report. Our submission focuses mainly on the recommended changes ...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    Q and A with David Bayes

    The president of the Victoria Division Council discusses the importance of engagement and education when serving on a board. Company Director (CD): What is your background? David Bayes (DB): As a director, I have been fortunate to have good opportunities to serve across different industries and ...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    A Christmas wish

    Neil Waters explains why greater flexibility and improved long-term planning should feature in the board career objectives of directors in 2015. I can remember one of my early board assignments many years ago when I sat down with the nominations committee to review a list of potential candidates....

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    The last farewell

    In his final address to readers, John H C Colvin reflects on his six-plus year tenure at the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In my final report before I hand over to incoming CEO John Brogden in January, I am delighted to announce that we will be opening a member lounge in Perth in the...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    Breaking new ground

    Cross-cultural diversity on boards is becoming a bigger issue as companies recognise the importance of directors with global experience. But are antiquated traditions stifling progress? Domini Stuart reports. There are strong arguments for recruiting a director from a country with which you are d...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    Relieving the burden

    John Price explains why ASIC’s new policy on employee incentive schemes will help to ease the cost for employers. Research generally supports the principle that where employees have an interest in the companies they work for, this can lead to greater engagement and improved business performa...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    Targeting greater political diversity

    Our governments need to draw from a broader pool of electoral candidates if they are to meet their goals, writes John H C Colvin. Our system of government is suffering from a narrowing of the political “gene pool”. The current governance arrangements relating to political office, incl...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    Moving out of the shadows

    The changing employment landscape means companies must adopt a more dynamic and technological strategy when it comes to attracting and retaining skilled workers. Domini Stuart reports. Recruitment used to be simple. When someone resigned you looked for a replacement, or you advertised to fill a ne...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    Uneasy bedfellows

    Prudence J. Smith and Nicolas J. Taylor explain why directors must tread with caution when it comes to competition law. Business media salivates when company directors find themselves on the wrong side of the Competition and Consumer Act (the Act) and its regulator, the Australian Competition and ...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    No room for complacency

    Phil Ruthven looks at what is in store for Australia and the global economy in 2015. In the industrial age up to the mid-1960s, companies focused more on the inside of their businesses when planning for the year ahead: an inside-out or fortress planning mentality.  However, in this new age a...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    Duty to all?

    Professor Bob Baxt asks whether the law should be changed to enable directors to legally take into account the interests of stakeholders. Readers of this magazine may be aware that the Governance Institute of Australia (GIA) is currently seeking comment on an interesting discussion paper entitled ...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    High expectations

    The next 12 months are expected to bring significant change, more challenges and place greater demands on the not-for-profit sector, writes Domini Stuart. The Australian not-for-profit (NFP) sector makes a massive contribution to the Australian economy. According to the Curtin Charities 2013 Repor...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    Do your due diligence...on yourself

    Have you done the right checks on your own finances? Rob MacLean explains how to prepare for non-executive life by reviewing your personal circumstances. Somewhere around the age of 45 and 55, many people will experience a mid-life transition. For executives and professionals, pursuing a career as...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    Preparing for battle

    Local and global risks in 2015 are likely to reach their most worrying level since the global financial crisis. Tony Featherstone considers the implications for boards entering a period of increased volatility. Boards face their biggest test in 2015 since the global financial crisis (GFC): ensuri...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    How to keep on top of executive pay

    Michael Robinson considers developments in remuneration and provides insight to help directors focus on the key changes in 2015. As 2014 draws to a close there is clear evidence of high levels of board skill in the oversight of key management personnel pay matters. This has contributed to an incr...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    Knowledge is power

    Regina Fikkers outlines the key financial reporting issues directors will face in 2015 and the implications this may have for organisations. It has never been more important for directors to have a deep understanding of financial reporting and the implications for their company. As representative...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    Will capital be the next battleground

    Increased accountability in equity raising means many boards may need to review their balance of skill sets to better evaluate key capital decisions, says John Hobson. In June this year, in an opening salvo flagging that capital raising is set to be the next shareholder battleground, the Australia...

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    Earnings guidance slashed for 2015

    John M Green suggests boards rethink whether volunteering of earnings guidance is worth the effort and the stress. “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future,” said soccer player and Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Niels Bohr. Crystal balls are always clo...

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