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In case you missed it: Governance Institute in the news

Governance Institute of Australia is regularly featured in the media quoted on key governance and risk management issues. Some of the core issues we have been quoted on include:

  • Findings of our latest Ethics Index
  • Access to resources within the rural communities
  • The Board Diversity Index and workplace culture

Our annual Ethics Index has proven itself as a relevant resource, with the Sydney Morning Herald publishing an article on industries we trust during the pandemic based on our findings. Our CEO Megan Motto has also been quoted, sharing some insights on the link between the frontline workers we see and how that influences the industries we trust in a TV spot with Channel 9 and Ticker, as well as an interview with ABC radio.

“Not surprisingly, we have turned to our essential services over these times… The top three are our firies, ambulance services and nurses, so very much looking at those essential services that hold our society together, they really are the glue that makes it all work,” Ms Motto said in an interview with Ticker News.

Most recently, our Regional Governance Forum gained significant traction, with some of our speakers quoted in an article by Australian Associated Press about equitable access in rural communities. 7news and Canberra Times were among the 120 media outlets that published this piece, giving the article and key themes from our forum a national audience.

The Board Diversity Index, released annually in partnership with Watermark Search International, has also been covered extensively in the media. The Australian Financial Review’s coverage noted the slow progress of cultural diversity, and Ms Motto was quoted in outlets including The Weekend West regarding workplace culture.

“By not moving quickly on this issue, boards, and therefore their entire organisation, risk becoming increasingly disengaged with the community they operate within. Consumers are increasingly choosing to spend their dollars with diverse organisations that can demonstrate strong ethics and good culture,” Ms Motto said.

Our members have also been gaining some media attention, with MarketScreener covering the appointments of Ben Donovan and Brendan Morton.

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