Rachel Rees FGIA has been appointed as President of Governance Institute of Australia — the leading professional membership association for every one with governance or risk management responsibilities. Rachel will take on the role from 1 January 2019.
‘Governance issues have become central in the current round of royal commission hearings,’ said Acting Chief Executive, Meegan George.
Whistling While They Work 2: Improving managerial responses to whistleblowing in public and private organisations found 42 per cent of whistleblowers are treated badly by their organisations and 81 per cent of whistleblowing cases resulted in negative repercussions — provoking calls for new federal whistleblower protection laws to progress.
Governance Institute has again called for the introduction of Director Identification Numbers (DIN), and extend it to company secretaries not only directors, in its submission on the Commonwealth Registers Bill 2018 and the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and other Measures) Bill 2018 (the draft bills).