Governance podcasts

Information Security: risks, examples and ways forward

03/09/2014

In the face of possible litigation and severe reputation damage, the management of the risks associated with breaches of information security is a subject deserving serious attention from directors and senior management. That is the view of Kemsley Brennan, Partner at CBP Lawyers. In this interview, Peter Dongas began by asking him to put the issue in context.



ASIC’s new guidance on analyst briefings and handling confidential information - July Analyst briefings: The Newcrest Case - August

04/08/2014

The potential for ‘selective disclosure’ is one among many risks that listed companies face when handling confidential, market-sensitive information. In this podcast, Ben Smith, Partner, Minter Ellison, and one of the authors (alongside Robert Austin, Senior Legal Consultant and Head, Corporate HQ Advisory, Minter Ellison) of articles in both the July and August editions of the Journal, Governance Directions, discusses with Peter Dongas, the implications of the Newcrest Mining decision in light of the recent guidance put out by ASIC on handling confidential information.



Introducing Setting the Agenda series

13/06/2014

Setting the Agenda series was created to fulfil Governance Institute of Australia’s policy commitment to positively influencing the governance frameworks in Australia. In this interview, Tim Sheehy, Chief Executive, Governance Institute of Australia, discusses the first project of Setting the Agenda series on the development of guidelines for improving engagement between ASX-listed entities and their institutional investors with Peter Dongas.



Everything you wanted to know about your company’s share register – but were afraid to ask

11/06/2014

Companies realise that strong relationships with investors based on open communication is fundamental to modern day investor relations, yet identifying the beneficial owners on the company’s register can be a difficult and costly process. In this interview, Victoria Geddes, Executive Director, First Advisers, and Amit Sanghvi, Investor Tracking and Solicitation, First Advisers, joint authors of an article in the June 2014 Journal, Governance Directions, discuss how companies make sense of their share register with Peter Dongas



Shareholder activism in 2014 – are you prepared?

14/05/2014

Recent upward trends in shareholder requisitioned meetings and local activist funds, provides a reminder to companies of the importance of having a strategy in place for managing shareholder activism. In this interview, Maria Leftakis, Managing Director, GPS and author of an article in the May 2014 Journal, Governance Directions, discusses how boards can be better prepared for shareholder activism with Peter Dongas.



Leighton’s character, complexities and conflicts

28/11/2013

An article in the December 2013 journal, Keeping good companies, raises the issues of bribery and corruption. While there is greater anti-bribery regulation in Australia and other jurisdictions, why are we still seeing breaches of the law by significant companies? Peter Dongas is in conversation with Professor Michael Adams FGIA, Dean of the School of Law at the University of Western Sydney.