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Board & Director Performance

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.

Why international directors will benefit your board

Boards need to build their level of international skills and connections to run with optimum success, but there are challenges involved, writes Tony Featherstone, Consultign Editor of the AICD Governa

Key findings from the banking Royal Commission final report

Boards will need discipline and focus in the wake of the Royal Commission final report. Here policy staff at the Australian Institutue ot Company Directors recount the major findings and what they mea

Stronger corporate penalties are here

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Bill 2018 was passed by Parliament on 18 February 2019.

The Hayne debrief – beyond shareholder primacy

In the wake of the Hayne Royal Commission final report, the concept of shareholder primacy is now being examined, writes AICD Communications Executive Shelley Dempsey.

Five questions to ask about your next board role

Deciding whether to take on a new board role can be a complex process involving due diligence, commercial sensitivity and canny detective work.

6 big issues for directors in 2019

As the New Year shapes up as another big year in the governance space for directors, here the AICD Advocacy team take a look at the big issues for boards.

Good chats and good yarns: Western Australian directors gather for 42nd Rottnest Forum

“Youse have a good conference, a good chat, a good yarn,” said Neville Collard, a Noongar man, one of the traditional owners of Rottnest Island, or Wadjemup by its Noongar name, as he welcomed Western

12 traits successful businesses have in common

How do you become world’s best practice? Phil Ruthven AM FAICD identifies 12 commonsense themes.

Why boards should be going abroad

It was a trip to Shanghai with the ANZ board in 2017 that gave Graeme Liebelt FAICD, Dulux and ANZ non-executive director and Amcor chair, a powerful sense of the impact of mobile technology and the r

5 top global risks in 2018

Despite promising headline global growth, the world's economies and societies remain vulnerable amid proliferating indications of uncertainty, instability and fragility, the World Economic Forum says

Frank Cooper AO FAICD on how bards should manage risk

The Division Council president of AICD WA and distinguished non-exectuive director talks on managing risk and assessing an organisation’s true state of cultural health.

The four criteria boards look at when recruiting a new director

In this edited extract from the AICD's essential guide to achieving your board ambitions, Developing Your Director Career, author Elizabeth Jameson FAICD runs through how board recruitment works so yo

Putting the West to the test

There is growing confidence that Western Australia is finding its way back from the aftermath of the resources and construction boom and bust. However, some things have substantially changed.

Futureproofing your board skills

Nora Scheinkestel FAICD, chair of Macquarie Atlas Roads and a Telstra board member, is among the growing number of directors who have gone to coding school to expand their knowledge of the digital wor

Top directors pick the books that inspired them in 2017

1. Frank Cooper AO FAICD, Chairman, Insurance Commission of Western Australia; Director, Woodside Petroleum Ltd Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few Robert B. Reich

5 Key lessons on leadership

From November 2008 to December 2016, Australia had four prime ministers. Meanwhile, our neighbours across the Tasman had one, the Rt Hon Sir John Key.

6 Issues for boards to consider in 2018

As corporate governance stays in the spotlight, it worth considering some of the key themes that are likely to occupy the minds of board members next year.   1. Corporate culture

5 key economic trends for 2018

It’s that time of year when directors should be looking ahead to the likely economic challenges and opportunities in 2018.

5 lessons for boards from the Weinstein scandal

The Weinstein scandal has shown boards what not to do when there are serious accusations of harassment against a senior organisational figure.

John Wylie's six ways to improve your risk culture

The danger of being a stationary target has never been greater for business, writes leading banker and investor John Wylie AM FAICD.

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