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  • Q and A with Gene Tilbrook

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    Gene Tilbrook reveals some of the challenges Company Directors’ board is examining and its plans for directors in Western Australia. Company Director (CD): What is your background? Gene Tilbrook (GT): After studying mathematics and computer science, I practised IT for some years at a time w...

  • Getting the best IT advice

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    Matthew Sainsbury investigates how the role of chief information officers is evolving and how directors can stay ahead of growing technology risks. Traditionally, boards have not concerned themselves too much with technology. In board meetings, the activities of the CEO and CFO have always been o...

  • Policy Update

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    A monthly review of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ policy and advocacy team’s key projects and issues. State Owned Corporations The NSW government is conducting a review into the framework which regulates the governance and accountability of State Owned Corporations (...

  • Directorship across borders

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    John Price details the responsibilities of directors of companies with foreign operations. The importance of Australian directors on boards of companies with foreign operations has received media coverage recently, in relation to Sino Australia Oil & Gas Limited. While the Australian Securitie...

  • Boards can lift a layer of mystery

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    While loath to increase the board’s reporting burden, Tony Featherstone believes that stakeholders should know more about its framework for strategic governance. Strategy governance will become an even bigger issue in the next few years as stakeholders hold boards more accountable for the up...

  • Ahead of a handover

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    Could your organisation be privatised? If so, Domini Stuart believes you can start preparing for it now and provides some insights into what you can expect. As head of the government’s Commission of Audit, Tony Shepherd has refused to rule out the privatisation of public assets in his quest ...

  • Preview Q and A with Robert Kay

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    Zilla Efrat asks Dr Robert Kay, a consultant and academic, about some of the factors that can dampen boardroom decision-making. Company Director (CD): What common boardroom behaviours tend to inhibit effective decision-making by directors and why? Robert Kay (RK): We must be careful not to gener...

  • Five ways to change the game

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    Jason Fox provides five ways in which directors can change the game when someone else is in charge of the controls. If you’re a director without executive powers, it can be frustrating to watch the glacial pace of progress and development. But there are some simple “motivation design&r...

  • The board pulse-check

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    Jane Stuchberry discusses how a board can gather regular, ongoing feedback about its performance through a quick and simple pulse-check. Each of us wants to be associated with a high-performing board, so a key question for every director is: What are the things that outstanding boards do more freq...

  • Orders from above

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    What boardroom habits most frustrate management? Domini Stuart asks a range of experienced executives to detail the behaviours of directors that get them hot under the collar. Both the CEO and the board have a duty to work in the best interests of an organisation. It stands to reason that they wil...

  • Hanging 10

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    For nearly 30 years, Mambo has been putting art onto anything that can be worn, hung, ridden, driven or played. Angus Kingsmill tells Christopher Niesche how a change in  business model helped the iconic Australian brand to surf even bigger waves. “Would you like me to put shoes on?&rdq...

  • Interview with Erica Smyth

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    Dr Erica Smyth talks to Tony Featherstone about the importance of people skills in the boardroom and about being a woman in the male-dominated world of resources. There is no shortage of commentary on the science of governance. Expert opinions on remuneration, reporting, disclosure and other techn...

  • Markets The big picture

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    Phil Ruthven examines the three markets that affect Australia’s economy. Half a century ago, advanced economies began a seismic shift from being producer-dominated to the market-oriented stance we take for granted today. Buyers are the kings and queens most of the time, although occasional sho...

  • Boardroom diversity gains momentum

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    While more still needs to be done, John H C Colvin is heartened by the solid progress made in boosting gender diversity on Australia’s boards. It’s difficult to rebut the argument that diversity of ideas and skills is crucial to the success of any board. More than one academic study b...

  • Corporate Cop's scorecard

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    Professor Bob Baxt examines how well the Australian Securities and Investments Commission is performing. On 19 February 2014, the Senate Economic References Committee commenced hearings in relation to its inquiry into the performance of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). ...

  • A major overhaul of the Privacy Act

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    Significant new amendments to the Privacy Act were enacted last month. The following is an edited excerpt from our recently released ebook Privacy Governance: A Guide to Privacy Risk and Opportunity for Directors and Boards written by Malcolm Crompton FAICD, a former Australian privacy commissioner....

  • An experts view of risk management for directors

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    Michael Pryce outlines the latest developments in risk management and insurance. There is little doubt that managing and assessing risk within an organisation is a highly complex task at the best of times, irrespective of an organisation’s size.  For larger organisations, it is diffic...

  • The responsible entrepreneur

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    Phillip Kingston’s wide range of business interests and penchant for fundamentals-style investments at just 28 get Zilla Efrat wondering if he is the next Warren Buffet in making. For someone who is only 28, Phillip Kingston MAICD (Twitter @PhillipKingston) has certainly packed a lot of mile...

  • Avoiding a rude disruption

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    Nigel Phair believes organisations that do not place exponentially advancing technologies at the heart of their strategy development will be left behind. Exponentially advancing technologies are placing the tools of creativity, innovation and disruptive change in everyone’s hands. With trad...

  • Why the pillars wont crumble

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2014

    John M Green believes that Australian politicians have outwitted global economists with their four pillars policy. David Murray AO, the former Commonwealth Bank chief now heading the nation’s financial system inquiry, recently voiced a personal opinion that the federal government would &ldqu...