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Jody Nunn

Jody Nunn is the WA State Manager of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a membership organisation committed to excellence in governance. AICD makes a positive impact on society and the economy through governance education, director development and advocacy, backed by a membership of more than 4,300 in WA, including directors and senior leaders from business, government and the not-for-profit sectors. Jody has completed an MBA (UWA), and is a Graduate of the Company Directors Course (GAICD). Jody studied her undergraduate at WAAPA, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Arts Management).

ALRC proposes major reshaping of corporate crime regime

The Australian Law Reform Commission's (ALRC) discussion paper on Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime was released recently and can be found here.

AGM season: More directors targeted in 2019

By Christopher Nietsche  

7 ways to establish an effective whistleblowing policy

New research reveals the role directors can play in improving whistleblowing policies and practices to ensure fair treatment for employees who expose wrongdoing in an organisation.

Going global pays off for Seek

Graham Goldsmith, new chair of employment platform Seek, discusses the organisation's future, from planning for global expansion to managing competitors.

Auditing standards under scrutiny in parliamentary inquiry

Concerns over possible conflicts of interest for financial auditors have resulting in an inquiry by parliament due 1 March 2020. 

Time for a rethink on remuneration?

One of the big headaches for directors is deciding how to pay the people who run their companies.

What we can learn from the bank self-assessments

Self-assessment reports from the major banks should be a must read for all boards following the banking Royal Commission.

Why risk is critical for boards: Liz Ellis AO

Liz Ellis AO, former captain of the Diamonds netball team, shares how her leadership skills on the netball court have lead to a distinction in governance.

Green is good - why corporates are using green finance

Green bonds could assist organisations who would like to become more socially responsible and work towards positive environmental and climate change solutions.

6 tips for becoming a customer-centric organisation

Maximising customer experience through a customer centric culture is more important now than ever following the banking Royal Commission.

Is your organisation measuring its ESG impact?

Boards are being urged to identify strategies and outcomes as greater focus is placed on environmental, social and governance principles for ethical investing.

What is the value of reputation?

How does a board prove the authenticity of its commitment to reputation and what are the consequences if it doesn't?

APRA proposes stronger rules on remuneration

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released a draft prudential standard to strengthen remuneration requirements, a move which takes a major step into the traditional territory o

ASIC's reforms to whistleblower laws ahead

Mandatory whistleblower protection policies will be in place from 1 January 2020 following reforms to laws, says ASIC Commissioner John Price.  

Big business: How smart governance boosts top Indigenous boards

As we celebrate NAIDOC Week 2019, we take a look at the Indigenous business sector, with the top 500 firms worth nearly $2b – and at how the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations keeps 3,

New Modern Slavery laws apply from July 1

Boards must be aware of their organisation's supply chains with the introduction of modern slavery legislation as of 1 July, writes Professor Pamela Hanrahan, Deputy head, School of Taxation and Busin

Top 5 CEO turnover trends for boards

CEO management and turnover can be a challenging issue for organisations seeking stable governance.

How a credit union harnessed AI

 Credit Union Australia set out on the AI path to make life easier for customers and employees. Here are CUA's lessons to help boards make the most of AI.

5 biggest privacy risks online

ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry report will be released this month following consumer privacy breaches in 2018. Annelies Moens lists the top 5 privacy risks online for directors.

Your EOFY business checklist

From assets to leasing, with the end of financial year fast approaching, here's a checklist for business leaders to ensure best business practice in the new financial year. The Big Picture

Indigenous business leaders gather in WA

In May this year, 17 scholarship recipients from around the country gathered in Perpetual’s Perth offices to take part in a one-off AICD Company Directors Course (CDC).

6 ways to manage strategic risk

Recent studies show the dangers in mismanaging strategic risk for shareholder value.

What election #2019 policies will affect your business?

With the 2019 federal election due 18 May, we summarise the major policies and issues voters (and directors) should be across. Story by Zilla Efrat.

Tougher new penalties for employer breaches

The Migration and Other Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Integrity) Act 2018 came into effect in December last year to strengthen penalties against employer sponsors who breach obligations to staff.

5 lessons from AGM season: ASIC

From remuneration to shareholder action and beyond, ASIC Commissioner John Price summarises key AGM season trends.

How effective boards can challenge management

 Calls for boards to challenge management more robustly sound good in theory.

Director sentiment lowest in two years on economic uncertainty

The confidence of Australia’s company directors is at its lowest point in over two years according to the latest Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Director Sentiment Index (DSI).

Tougher new ASIC warns directors

In this year's federal Budget, The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) was awarded more than $400 million in extra annual funding over four years, 25 per cent more than last year.

10 tips to boost your board composition

Ensuring your board has the right skills to face the future of governance is a fine art. We share our top tips for improving your board's balance, in this article written by Dianne Jacobs MAICD.

2019 Federal Budget Analysis

What does the 2019 Federal Budget mean for your organisation and for the wider Australian economy?

Is your organisation successfully handling complaints?

Effectively handling complaints can provide valuable information to enhance company performance. We outline here the best way to deal with your complaints. Five questions to consider

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5 tips to make your LinkedIn profile stand out

At a recent AICD event, professional LinkedIn profile and résumé writer Karen Tisdell shared her top tips on enhancing your online presence and why you should treat LinkedIn as seriously as any face-t

How to get your board career started

When setting out on a board career, you can’t expect to jump straight on to an ASX 20 board.

ASIC's accounting warning for directors

ASIC has issued two important releases on preparing financial statements and on upcoming changes to accounting standards. AICD Senior Policy Adviser Kerry Hicks explains what directors need to know.

What directors need to know about fintech

Since all organisations rely on financial services in some way, directors will need to be cognisant of the changes fintech is bringing as it enters the mainstream.

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6 helpful ways to improve IT governance on your board

IT can be a tricky topic for boards, given that many lack the knowledge to properly govern technology functions. We list 6 ways to ensure your board is maximising its IT potential.

6 ways to manage strategic risk

Recent studies show the dangers in mismanaging strategic risk for shareholder value.

ASIC's reforms to whistleblower laws ahead

Mandatory whistleblower protection policies will be in place from 1 January 2020 following reforms to laws, says ASIC Commissioner John Price.