Governance Institute blog

Collective investor action — when does positive engagement become inappropriate control?

Posted by Judith Fox, National Director, Policy & Publishing on 24/04/2015

Governance Institute recognises the importance of constructive investor engagement in maintaining good corporate governance. When effective engagement takes place between parties who want the entity to perform well over the long term and within a sound governance framework, everyone stands to benefit. 

Read more

Got your sights on a board role?

Posted by Rachel Waterhouse, National Director, Marketing & Membership Services on 22/04/2015

Once upon a time, board positions were meant for retiring executives, prominent business people, and partners in legal and accounting firms approaching the ‘twilight’ of their careers. But all that’s changing. A younger cohort of men and women, often working executives, are also beginning to take up directorships.

Read more

The challenge of disclosing your board’s skills profile

Posted by Judith Fox, National Director, Policy & Publishing on 09/04/2015

The success of a company relies on many factors. One of the most important is unquestionably, the quality and capabilities of its board of directors. After all, it’s the board that oversees the company’s all-important strategy as well as performance and sets the risk appetite. To be up to these tasks, the board must have the skills to steer the company through an ever-changing business environment and the insights to make the right strategic decisions even in challenging times.

Read more

Getting exec remuneration right is no mean feat

Posted by Peter Dongas, National Director, Operations on 19/03/2015

There are few topics more controversial than executive remuneration. The media love nothing more than a sensational story on the inflated payslips of our top CEOs. It’s the first issue shareholders seize on when a company’s performance slides, and which regulators clamp down on as a ‘fix’ for governance failures.

Read more

Company Secretary of Evolution Mining reveals why he chose the Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance

Posted by Rachel Waterhouse, Director Marketing & Membership Services on 11/03/2015

Evan Elstein, Company Secretary of ASX-listed company Evolution Mining insists that ‘the governance role in the modern company is not about sitting in the office writing minutes of meetings’.

Read more

Why risk management — like governance — is not ‘one-size-fits-all’

Posted by Judith Fox, National Director, Policy & Publishing on 25/02/2015

Earlier this year, NSW Treasury released a new draft Audit & Risk policy for public consultation. The policy sets out eight core requirements aimed at strengthening internal audit, risk management and governance across all NSW public sector agencies.

Read more


View our calendar of events and short courses

Need to know more as soon as possible?

Acquire knowledge and skills


Access our publications and guides on governance and risk management issues

Interested in more detailed information?

Guidance from the leaders in governance

Become a subscriber

How will reform proposals affect your organisation?

Read the latest commentary on governance and risk management in Governance Institute’s journal