Welcome to the international newsletter

Our education programs for 2019 are well underway, with our first International Company Directors Course held in March in Hong Kong and our second one in Singapore just two weeks ago. We also held a Directors’ Briefing in Singapore with international facilitator Anne Skipper AM FAICD, who spoke on the components of an effective international board.

We travelled to Dubai in March, for the Annual Meeting of the Global Network of Director Institutes. We focused our efforts on agreeing a new strategic plan to strengthen global governance, deepen collaboration between institutes and provide value for our members. I was pleased to be appointed as the new chair of the strategy committee and look forward to working with GNDI members.

While in Dubai, we launched our Middle East Advisory Committee. The Committee will support our engagement in the region, including through director briefings and member engagement. The Committee is comprised of senior international directors with extensive experience operating in the region. The Committee has a great diversity of gender, culture, language, geography and sectors.

In this edition of the newsletter, we recap our Australian Governance Summit, where we had over 50 international members attend and a member of our Hong Kong Advisory Committee, Mark Devadason, speaking as part of a panel on future trends. We also bring you an article on sustainability; particularly how boards and executives can integrate sustainability effectively.

We will also be opening our third round of the International Scholarships Program this month, intending to make governance training accessible for organisations and communities facing financial constraint. More information can be found here.

As always, please send any feedback to me on international@aicd.com.au.