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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.

5 trends of the robot revolution

Automation will transform jobs, businesses and the economy. Beverley Head surveyed the data and spoke to the experts on what directors need to know. 1. Automation will replace some jobs

Four quarters with Mike Fitzpatrick

In the thick of football finals season, we spoke to former AFL chairman, Rio Tinto director and Subiaco ruckman Mike Fitzpatrick about AFL governance and how as a director you know when it's the right

4 questions directors must ask to lead their organisations through the digital age

Today all businesses are technology businesses.

4 things cyber-savvy organisations have in common

The cybersecurity landscape is rapidly evolving. More organisations are investing time and resources into ensuring that they are on the front foot when disaster strikes.

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.

3 must-haves for a good board-CEO relationship

Risk, succession talks, being too involved or not involved enough – navigating the dynamic and natural tension that exists between an organisation’s board and CEO can be difficult.

Bain & Company’s 5 forces shaping the firm of the future

At an AICD Directors’ Breakfast, Bain & Company partner James Root outlined the five forces shaping the firm of the future as the era of shareholder primacy starts to break down.

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