Governance Institute blog

Year: 2016

Career Information Session — insights and advice to advance your career

Posted by Rachel Waterhouse, National Director, Engagement, Governance Institute of Australia on 15/12/2016

On 24 November in Sydney we held a Career Information Session for those seeking to enhance their career and further their knowledge as governance or risk professionals through postgraduate study opportunities.

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My postgraduate journey

Posted by Susie Zhong AGIA, Company Secretary, Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine on 05/12/2016

My postgraduate education began when I came to Sydney back in 2007 and completed a Master of Accounting at Macquarie University — however the lightbulb moment occurred when I secured a life-changing volunteer experience with Associations Forum.

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New risk designation: A career boost for risk management practitioners

Posted by Louise Campbell AGIA ACIS, Head of Risk, Group Risk, Origin Energy Limited on 01/12/2016

I’m pleased to be supporting Governance Institute of Australia’s new Risk and Governance Professional designation. The new designation offers national recognition for risk management practitioners who have completed the Graduate Diploma of Applied Risk Management and Corporate Governance or the Graduate Certificate of Applied Risk Management.

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33rd National Conference — Day 2 re-cap

Posted by Andrew Horne, 2017 President, Governance Institute on 30/11/2016

This morning commenced with our Chief Executive, Steven Burrell, announcing the new President of Governance Institute of Australia for 2017 myself, Andrew Horne. I am honoured to be given the privilege to lead this wonderful organisation, and would like to take the opportunity to thank Simon Pordage for his tireless contributions and commitment to excellence over the past year. I will strive to build upon his successes in the coming year and do his legacy justice.

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Governance — can you have too much of a good thing?

Posted by Simon Pordage, President, Governance Institute of Australia on 29/11/2016

You may recall that in July this year Governance Institute partnered with LexisNexis to conduct a survey of Institute members to capture their views on how governance is perceived in their organisations. The survey explored if governance is perceived as a drain on productivity or as a productivity enabler.

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33rd National Conference – Day 1 re-cap

Posted by Steven Burrell, Chief Executive, Governance Institute on 29/11/2016

It was a great first day. The sessions kicked off with a special video address from the Honourable Kelly O’Dwyer MP, Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, who provided an update on the Turnbull Government’s legislative agenda aimed at supporting good governance practices, by introducing technology-neutral distribution of meeting materials and independence of directors on superannuation boards.

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