Board & Director Performance

5 emerging technologies to watch in 2020

Monitoring these 5 emerging technologies will help directors better navigate the challenges and opportunities of a new decade. 

Why we need ethical leaders: ABC chair Ita Buttrose

ABC chair, Ita Buttrose AC OBE reflects on her trailblazing career so far, and shares her plans to restore lost trust in the organisation. Article by Narelle Hooper.

Governing a monster Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Commodores Tracy Matthews and Paul Billingham reflect on governing risk and preventing loss of life behind the world famous event, which this year features a record 170 yachts for the 75th anniversary

Key directors and lawyers discuss the future of the corporation

The discussion at the NSW Supreme Court's Corporate and Commercial Law Conference raised more questions than it answered. Marianna Papadakis writes.

Financial reporting changes require directors’ attention

Changes to financial reporting will require directors of many companies to meet new requirements, says ASIC Commissioner John Price.

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

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

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,

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.