Volume 13 Issue 5

  • Date:18 Mar 2015
  • Type:Boardroom Report

Staying engaged

Directors facing increasing pressures of regulation, activist shareholders and business complexity are committing more time to their roles but face some resistance to what executives may see as “micro-management”.

Finance for charities

The Institute of Community Directors Australia has released a new guide for board members on finance.

ATO assists women

The Australian Taxation Office is encouraging women to play a more pivotal role in the small business sector.

Five steps to diversity

Over the past five years, sitting and former CEOs and CFOs together claimed almost two-thirds of new appointments to Fortune 500 boards, a trend that means diversity is limited.

Navigating tensions

Governance issues need to be more visible in social enterprise debates in Australia, according to a study by Swinburne University of Technology and the University of York.

Innovating service

New digital upstarts are threatening the bottom lines, growth prospects, and even business models of traditional service providers. It’s time for incumbents to evolve or be left behind.

Stops joins CBA

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has appointed former Accenture executive and IT specialist, Wendy Stops, to its board in a move that illustrates the increasing importance of IT experience to boards.


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