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Carving a successful career in governance

Posted by Helen Wild, accountant, internal auditor, non-executive director and winner of the Ian Falconer Award on 17/05/2017

I was honored, surprised and truly chuffed when I was recently awarded the Semester 2, 2016 Ian Falconer Award for the Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance’s overall best graduating student. 

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Culture counts so safeguard it at all cost

Posted by Heather Brown, Executive Director KordaMentha Corporate on 10/05/2017

The takeout from corporate scandals tracing back to the early 2000s make it very clear that without an ethical and compliant culture, organisations are at risk. The good thing now of course is that the concept of culture is moving from a lofty, soft concept to something that should be defined, measured and improved.

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Disruption: The new frontier for governance and risk professionals

Posted by Jost Stollmann, Executive Director, Tyro Payments on 23/03/2017

In times of digital disruption, technology is transforming industries at an unprecedented pace. There is no more old and new economy, everything is new, everything is re-invented.

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You don’t know what you don’t know

Posted by Kate Charters, Director, Management Solutions (Qld) on 17/02/2017

A government bureaucrat for 20 years and running my own business for over 15 years, I thought I had the governance of boards and chairing meetings down pat and was up to speed on the processes and procedures inherent in sitting on an executive board.

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Call for ‘one-stop’ shop for whistleblowers

Posted by Steven Burrell, Chief executive Governance Institute of Australia on 15/02/2017

This morning Governance Institute lodged a submission with Treasury calling for a stand-alone, ‘one-stop-shop’ Act for corporate whistleblowers as we have been concerned for some time that navigating the complexities of disclosing information to the correct regulator or agency could be a disincentive for reporting possible wrong doing.

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Aged care — the next big challenge for boards

Posted by Steven Burrell, Chief Executive, Governance Institute of Australia on 09/02/2017

Next Monday (20 February), at a lunchtime event at Doltone House in Sydney’s CBD, Governance Institute will launch Adding value to governance in aged care, a ‘must-have’ guide for directors and senior management facing the governance challenges of a sector going through unprecedented disruption

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