Volume 13 Issue 9

  • Date:14 May 2015
  • Type:Boardroom Report

30 Percent Club launches in Australia

Global diversity campaign, the 30 Percent Club has launched in Australia, with a number of influential company directors spearheading a campaign to achieve 30 per cent female representation on S&P/ASX 200 boards by 2018.

Budget introduces NFP tax caps

Following the release of the Federal Budget, the previously uncapped exemption of the fringe benefits tax of meals and entertainment expenses for employees will be subject to a cap of $5,000 per annum from 1 July 2016.

Sentiment falls further

Declining confidence in business and regulatory conditions continues to worry directors of Australian companies, according to the ninth Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Director Sentiment Index.

Women in growth sectors recognised

The Australian Institute of Company Directors has announced the winners of 40 scholarships for women who work in sectors that are expected to dominate future economic growth.

How to be truly innovative

According to an article in the Harvard Business Review, there are five integral parts of an innovation strategy that many organisations overlook.

Over-confident CEOs increase risk

A recent international study hypothesises that an over-confident CEO is “more likely to engage in reckless or intentional actions that give rise to securities class actions.”

Google algorithim favours mobile

In late April Google changed its algorithm for searches made from mobile devices to preference websites that have mobile-friendly web pages, a move referred to as “mobilegeddon”.  A month later, what is the verdict?

Glentworth appoints new CEO

Information management firm Glentworth has appointed Neil Makepeace GAICD as chief executive officer.

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