Volume 13 Issue 21

Nothing to fear from more independent directors

Proposed laws to boost independence on the boards of superannuation funds are "absolutely a step in the right direction" to improve governance practices in this critical industry, the Australian Institute of Company Directors told a Senate hearing last week.


Almost 200 charities to be revoked

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has issued a warning that it will revoke the registration of close to 200 charities it believes are no longer operating.


Executive pay in US under pressure

Executive compensation in the US is changing in response to shareholder demands, according to the National Association of Corporate Directors' 2015–2016 Public Company Governance Survey.


Duties of directors in related - party transactions

Related- party transactions have long been a feature of corporate life in Australia, but in reality the only risk-free approach is for a director to avoid them altogether, according to an article from Arnold Bloch Leibler.


Scaling digital disruption

Commentary from McKinsey & Co has outlined the ways that companies can implement changes to effectively carry out their digital initiatives by scaling their digital experiments "from workflows to the workforce."


Assessing cultural frameworks

Evidence shows there are a handful of factors that have the greatest influence in creating a healthy organisational culture.


Hot global governance topics

The Australian Institute of Company Directors' Governance Leadership Centre has asked several of its international colleagues to tell them what they see as the current "hot topics" in governance in their jurisdictions.


Carracher joins AOC executive

The president of Volleyball Australia Craig Carracher has been appointed to the executive of the Australian Olympic Committee following the resignation of Russell Withers.




  • Date:28 Oct 2015
  • Type:Boardroom Report