Volume 14 Issue 3

Beating infrastructure gridlock

Effective infrastructure is essential to support our nation’s productivity and growth. But big questions have been raised about the efficiency and governance of infrastructure planning and investment.

What I’ve learnt: Chris Heffernan

Former AFL player turned Essendon Football Club director Chris Heffernan MAICD shares the lessons learnt in his transition from the field to the boardroom.

Are there too many charities in Australia?

Amidst widespread debate about the number of charities in Australia, NFP Policy Advisor Lucas Ryan GAICD explores the underlying causes behind the concern.

10 ways for NEDs to influence company culture

Non-executive directors (NEDs) must be in tune to potential cultural breaches in their organisations. Korn Ferry’s Katie Lahey AM FAICD points out 10 ways to identify if your culture is on track.

How to reach consensus in the boardroom

Behind closed doors the chair is required to convene and lead all board meetings and achieve consensus among directors. Three leading directors provide their advice and tactics for decision-making around the board table.

Financial risk for your business

Nearly 50,000 businesses are expected to face adverse financial events within the next 12 months, new data shows. So how can business owners reduce risk and combat the effects of financial hardship?

Effective board reporting: Meeting attendance

Do your senior managers see board reporting as a chore? In part two of our series on effective board reporting, James Beck GAICD explores how directors can get the right information from management and design a meeting agenda that works.


  • Date:13 Apr 2016
  • Type:Boardroom Report