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Recorded Webcast: Minutes in the spotlight


Wednesday, 7 August 2019
8:00am to 8:00am

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The importance of accurate minutes of directors’ meetings came under the spotlight during the banking royal commission. To ensure that board minutes remain fit for purpose while meeting the relevant legal obligations, directors and governance professionals are considering minute taking practices.

Governance Institute of Australia and Australian Institute of Company Directors have together explored some of the most critical issues for directors and governance professionals involved in the preparation of board minutes. We will be releasing a statement outlining our joint position on these issues in August, supported by legal advice.

This webcast addresses:

  • relevant legal obligations
  • the level of detail that should be included in minutes
  • the use of minutes by regulators
  • the status of drafts and notes

Who should watch?

  • Board members
  • Company secretaries
  • General counsel
  • Lawyers
  • Senior governance and risk management professionals
  • Anyone who is involved in the practice of minutes



Anna Sandham FGIA, Senior Governance Consultant, Company Matters

Anna has two decades of experience as a company secretary and governance professional. Prior to joining Company Matters in 2012, Anna was a Company Secretary at AMP Financial Services and prior to that was Company Secretary at Westpac Banking Corporation where she also led the secretariat function with the BT Financial Group. Anna has held company secretarial roles within the private and public sectors, including NRMA Limited and is a Fellow of Governance Institute of Australia and a member of its Legislative Review Committee.

Douglas Gration FGIA, Barrister

Douglas is a Barrister at the Victorian Bar and appears in commercial and corporate cases in state Supreme Courts, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia. From 2001 to 2007, Douglas was the Company Secretary of Telstra Corporation Limited where his responsibilities included the provision of corporate governance advice to the board, managing Telstra's share registry and shareholder communications and managing the administration of Telstra's subsidiaries.

Graham Bradley AM FAICD, Non-Executive Chairman of GrainCorp, HSBC Bank Australia and EnergyAustralia Holdings

Graham Bradley

Graham Bradley is a professional company director and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of GrainCorp, HSBC Bank Australia and EnergyAustralia Holdings. He is a director of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Chairman of Infrastructure NSW. He is a director of Tennis Australia and chairs Virgin Australia International Holdings and Ensemble Theatre Limited.

Graham was Managing Director of Perpetual Limited from 1995–2003.

Prior to joining Perpetual, Graham was National Managing Partner of national law firm, Blake Dawson (now Ashurst). Before this, Graham was a partner of McKinsey & Company.

Graham was President of the Business Council of Australia from 2009–2011 and Deputy President of the Takeovers Panel. Graham also devotes time to a range of non-profit organisations, including the State Library of NSW Foundation and the Ensemble Theatre.

Graham was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2009 in recognition of his contribution to business, medical research and the arts. He was Australian Institute of Company Directors Distinguished Fellow for 2012.

Chair: Catherine Maxwell FGIA, General Manager, Policy and Advocacy, Governance Institute of Australia

Catherine has a strong background in governance and policy gained at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, the ASX Corporate Governance Council, ASX, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Financial Services Council. Qualified as a lawyer, she has also held roles as a company secretary with The Cancer Council NSW, NPP Australia Limited and Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets Limited.

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