Essential Directors Update
19 October 2016
Almost 200 of Tasmanian AICD members gathered at the C3 Convention Centre on a brisk Hobart morning for this year’s Essential Directors Update.
Graham Bradley FAICD discussed topics ranging from the importance of boardroom culture to recent changes to economic policy and the legislative framework surrounding directorship in Tasmania and Australia.
Facilitated by Tasmanian Divisional Councillor Janine Healey FAICD, this year’s attendance was the largest in recent memory; approximately 6000 members attended the series nationally, proving the importance of the Update in the consideration of members professional development.
L-R: Ian Lundy GAICD and Lyndal Herbert GAICD
L-R: Michael Burnett GAICD, Colin Allen FAICD and Paul McTaggart GAICD
L-R: Rod Roberts FAICD, Graham Bradley AM FAICD, Janine Healey FAICD
2016 Gold Medal Award
7 October 2016
John Pitt FAICD has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Tasmanian community, being awarded the prestigious 2016 Australian Institute of Company Directors Gold Medal.
The Launceston engineer has had a long and successful career as the managing director of one of the state’s most successful businesses, pitt&sherry, building the company from a microbusiness with less 10 employees in 1984, to one of Australia's top 20 engineering consultancies with over 200 employees across seven different offices.
The award was presented on 7 October at a gala lunch by Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, Governor of Tasmania and attended by national Chairman, Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD, together with over 100 of Tasmania’s leading business people.
L-R: Norm McIlfatrick MAICD, Hobart Lord Mayor Sue Hickley FAICD, Ann Cunningham FAICD
L-R: Her Excellency Governor Kate Warner, John Pitt FAICD, Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD, Tim Johns MAICD
Gender Diversity – A Conversation
6 October 2016
The Tasmanian Division hosted an informative conversation on the topic of gender diversity in the boardroom and senior executive level. The participants were Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD, AICD Chairman and one of Australia’s leading businesspeople, together with Greg Johannes, leader of the Tasmanian State Service.
Key points of the discussion touched on the Tasmanian governments commitment to 50% female representation in the senior executive roles and directorships, and the wider AICD initiative of 30% gender diversity on boards by 2018.
L-R: Sally Drake FAICD, Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD & Greg Johannes
Financial Sustainability in the Not for Profit Sector
21 to 22 September 2016
AICD’s Not-for-Profit (NFP) Sector leader, Phil Butler GAICD was joined by local NFP business leaders in Launceston and Hobart to discuss the 2016 AICD Not for Profit Governance and Performance Study.
The challenges of financial sustainability, community, client and government expectations and the impact of funding changes - particularly for disability and aged care service providers – were all discussed with questions from engaged audiences rounding out an interesting discussion.
L-R: Wendy Mitchell, Jo Archer FAICD and Jennifer Baird GAICD
L-R: Karen Frost and Ella Dixon
L-R: Phil Butler GAICD, Kym Goodes MAICD, John Stubley GAICD and Christine Edwards GAICD
L-R: Ron Ward FAICD, Diane Tompson FAICD, Ed La Perle
Innovation: Director’s Briefing with Dr Robert Kay
7 September 2016
Governance innovation speaker, Dr Robert Kay provided a thought-provoking presentation on the challenges faced by boards in innovating both themselves and their organisations.
Incorporating the outcomes of his recent research with over 100 Chairs on the relationship between governance and performance, Robert discussed the importance of understanding and accepting risk as a critical component of innovation, and ideas on how to incorporate that when pursuing opportunities for growth and change.
L-R: Michael Burnett GAICD and Derris Gillam FAICD
L-R: Mark Nugent MAICD, Kate Wager, Mark Cooper and Dr Robert Kay
Leader's Edge Luncheon with Glenn Cooper AM FAICD
23 June 2016
Reinforcing its reputation for hosting some of Australia’s most influential business people, the Australian Institute of Company Directors Tasmanian Division lunch on 23 June featured Glenn Cooper AM FAICD, Executive Chairman of Cooper’s Brewery.
Part of its Leaders Edge series, the lunch attracted a diverse audience ranging from directors and senior executives to family business owners including local micro-brewers, hop growers and distillers.
Glenn, a fifth-generation Cooper, talked about how Coopers began in the 1850s with a medicinal brew that has grown to become Australia’s largest family-owned brewery.
Glenn’s obvious passion for his business engaged the room as he outlined Coopers challenges including how they withstood a protracted takeover bid from multinational brewing giant, Lion Nathan.
Director’s Briefing: Sports Governance
24 May 2016
Cathie Goss GAICD, AICD Tasmania State Manager, recently hosted sporting governance luminaries, members and guests in an energetic and inspired presentation into the challenges, changes and issues surrounding some of Tasmania and Australia’s biggest sporting bodies.
Greg d’Arville FAICD facilitated a panel including Tony Harrison, Director of Cricket Australia, Kim Enkelaar, a Director of Football Federation Tasmania, and Graeme Holloway FAICD, former board member at Tennis Australia. The panel highlighted how good governance provides the platform for any sport’s culture, and a springboard to its growth and success.
The panel covered off on a range of governance topics, from recent reforms and modernisations of sporting boards, the risks of online gambling in sport, reputational risk around the use of social media, and board diversity, both as a gender and cultural issue.
The event was a great success, as evidenced by our panel having more questions than time to answer them! AICD thanks Greg, Tony, Kim & Graeme for donating their valuable time to provide our members with a great opportunity to develop their sporting credentials.
L-R: Panellists Tony Harrison, Graeme Holloway FAICD, Kim Enkelaar, and Facilitator Greg d’Arville FAICD
Premier’s Round Table Luncheon
9 May 2016
The Australian Institute of Company Directors' Tasmanian Division, hosted The Premier of Tasmania, the Hon. Will Hodgman MP at a Round Table lunch. The Premier discussed his government's vision for Tasmania's economy, capitalising on recent developments in our tourism industry, and increasing and promoting diversity at all levels of business.
Guests included leading business representatives and AICD MD & CEO, John Brogden FAICD.
The floor was then opened to some keen questions for the Premier on his government's plans for a prosperous Tasmania. The presentation was very well received:
“The event today and my experience with the AICD is always very professional, well planned and brings appropriate value for the time invested in my busy role to attend.”
– Ms Kym Goodes MAICD
Pictured L-R: Mr Miles Hampton FAICD, The Hon. Will Hodgman MP, Mr Melos Sulicich GAICD, Mr John Brogden FAICD
Pictured L-R: Ms Kym Goodes FAICD, Ms Jo Archer FAICD, Ms Ann Cunningham FAICD
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