• Insider tips on maximising postgraduate study

    by Gabrielle Trenbath (WA), board member, Disability Services, Avivo: Live Life, and Physical Disability Australia

    As an early career board member, I have been developing awareness of governance and strategy throughout my career. I serve on several boards, including those of Disability Services and Physical Disability Australia.

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  • Five reasons why you can’t miss National Conference 2018

    by Steven Burrell, Chief Executive, Governance Institute of Australia

    I am delighted to announce that National Conference 2018 is now open for registrations. We are in a time when business leaders are redefining the underpinnings of corporate governance and risk management around the ideas of social purpose, sustainable development, licence to operate and long-term value. National Conference 2018’s agenda draws on those themes, summed up by three key words — Purpose, Performance and Value.

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  • Five tips to building a portfolio career

    by Jon Hottot, Davidson’s GM (QLD), Executive & Boards

    There is no reason your dream of having a portfolio career can’t start now — or at the very least, your preparation for one. Here are our top five tips to paving the way for a portfolio career.

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  • Transforming risk management into an enabler for performance, innovation and growth

    by Lachlan Burg FGIA, Head of Group Risk and Chief Risk Officer Insurance, RACQ

    Excessive risk aversion in strategy and decision-making can be a deterrent for growth and innovation. So, how can enterprise risk management deliver smarter and responsive risk taking for leveraging of growth opportunities?

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  • Time to speak up and ask “Is it the right thing to do?”

    by Steven Burrell, Chief Executive

    Perhaps for the first time ever, many everyday Australians are thinking about, and talking about governance and risk management. Unfortunately, the reason for all this attention is the exposure of systemic cultural problems across all sectors brought by the Haynes Royal Commission, the APRA report on the Commonwealth Bank, and related reporting.

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  • What are governance professionals thinking right now?

    by Catherine Maxwell FGIA, Executive Manager, Policy & Advocacy, Governance Institute

    I know from talking to our members, that right now, they are thinking about the implications of current events for their organisations, the lessons they can learn, and how they can support their boards and their organisations. I have also been reflecting on how we can support our members during the current challenging environment. Here I'll discuss the role of governance professional, and the role that Governance Institute plays to support you during these times. 

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