Volume 11 Issue 22

  • Date:13 Nov 2013
  • Type:Boardroom Report

Five attributes of a good director

Despite all his directorship experience, Michael Hawker is still learning and says outside expectations of his boards keep evolving. But what’s unlikely to change are the skills and attributes that make a good director. He recently named five of these in a speech at a NSW Fellows Lunch in Sydney.

Government dumps cap on education tax deductions

The federal government’s scrapping of a proposed $2,000 cap on tax deductions for self-education expenses has been widely welcomed.

ACNC reveals its advancements and plans

The charities regulator’s inaugural annual report reveals a number of highlights, including that it now has 57,672 charities listed on the ACNC Register.

ASIC's areas of focus for 31 December reports

The quality of the analysis and information provided by directors in the operating and financial review (OFR) will come under ASIC's microscope in its review of 31 December 2013 financial reports.

What boards want

A new US survey reveals that the most desirable attributes for board candidates are industry expertise, followed by financial expertise and operational expertise.

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