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Virtual Discussion group: Not-for-profit – QLD

20 June 2024 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Member $0
Non-Member $35
Subscriber $25

Director Remuneration: The realities of paying directors

The debate on director remuneration is an ongoing topic in the NFP sector, on one hand there is a strong belief that directors give back to the community by volunteering on boards, and on the other hand at the least the chair should receive remuneration, or the directors should be paid a stipend. This debate is generally a public debate raised at various forums and conferences specific to the NFP sector. When the debate is raised in your NFP’s board room the directors need to consider the specific needs of the NFP organisation.

In this NFP discussion group we will explore the realities of paying directors and discuss ways in which your NFP organisation have considered and worked through whether the directors are paid and what that looks like, eg a stipend, honorarium, sitting fee. We will also discuss what risks the payment of directors has raised for your NFP organisation – reputational, financial and legal risks.  

Bring your thoughts to the table. Join your not-for-profit peers for an informal roundtable exchange of ideas and practical advice. This is your unique opportunity to discuss current trends and issues in your role and an excellent opportunity to build your NFP network.


Kate O'Donohue FGIA FCG, General Manager - Board Support & Compliance, UnitingCare Queensland 

Kate has over 20 years’ experience as a governance professional within a range of organisations including ASX listed, large pty ltd and not for profit, and a range of industries, including mining and logistics, finance, health and community services.

Kate is a Graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course, holds a Masters of Corporate Governance and a Bachelor of Arts, and is a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK).  Kate is the General Manager, Board Support and Compliance at UnitingCare Qld and is Chair of not for profit, Institute of Healthy Communities of Australia.

Learning Outcomes:

Explore current and future risk management practices in the not-for-profit sector.

Who should attend?

We welcome anyone in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector, especially charities and associations, health and aged care organisations, and schools.


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