The Boardroom Report

Volume 13 | Issue 1 | 21 January 2015

Making boards work

Most directors don’t understand their company’s strategy and prioritise short-term gain at the expense of creating long-term value, according to a paper released by McKinsey & Co.

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Also in this issue

  • CSG to boom

    Coal seam gas extraction, online grocery sales and hydroponic crop farming are expected to boom in 2015, while the petroleum exploration industry is tipped to be this year’s biggest loser.

  • Final scholarships announced

    Applications for the final 40 scholarships of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ diversity scholarship program will open in February 2015.

  • New payroll help

    The government will cut red tape for employers by simplifying tax and superannuation reporting obligations through an initiative entitled single touch payroll.

  • Future of finance

    Technology innovators are helping to reshape the financial services industry, a study conducted by the Australasian Wealth Investments, KPMG Australia and the Financial Services Council has found.

  • Constitution for charities

    The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has released a plain language constitution for charities that want to be companies limited by guarantee.

  • Understanding Asian culture

    While the Asia-Pacific region is rich with opportunity for Australia, it’s also fraught with complexity and cultural risk. 

     

  • New chairman for Simavita

    Medical device provider, Simavita, has appointed Michael Brown FAICD as a director of the company and chairman of the board.