The Role of the Chair

Fri 15 Jun 2018
9.00am to 2.45pm





Graham Bradley AM FAICD

Graham Bradley AM FAICD

Non-Executive Chairman, HSBC Bank Australia

Graham Bradley is a professional company director and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of HSBC Bank Australia, Stockland Corporation, EnergyAustralia Holdings and Virgin Australia International Holdings. He is a director of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, GI Dynamics and Chairman of the Anglo American Australia Advisory Board. In July 2013 he was appointed Chairman of Infrastructure NSW.

Graham was Managing Director of Perpetual Limited from 1995—2003. Under his leadership, Perpetual grew to become one of Australia's leading listed funds management and financial services groups.

Prior to joining Perpetual, Graham was National Managing Partner of national law firm, Blake Dawson (now Ashurst). Before this, Graham was a partner of McKinsey & Company, a leading international firm of management consultants.

Graham was President of the Business Council of Australia from 2009–2011. He was formerly Deputy President of the Takeovers Panel. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian School of Business at UNSW. Graham also devotes time to a range of non-profit organisations, including the State Library of NSW as a Foundation board member. Graham was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2009 in recognition of his contribution to business, medical research and the arts. He was acknowledged by the Australian Institute of Company Directors NSW as the Distinguished Fellow for 2012 in recognition of his contribution to good corporate governance in Australia.

The Role of the Chair course is designed to fine-tune leadership and governance skills of the chair and provide an in-depth analysis of the roles, accountabilities and relationships with other board members and the CEO.

Through the use of practical and relevant case studies, this course offers a rare opportunity to discuss specific and current issues with fellow chairs, including board-selection, boardroom processes and CEO succession planning.

Who should attend?

Chairs, deputy chairs, committee chairs and those who are preparing themselves for this role. It is recommended that participants complete the Company Directors Course before undertaking this program, plus have extensive boardroom experience.

Mode of Study

Interactive facilitated session.

In-House Delivery Option

The Role of the Chair course is also offered through our In-Boardroom service.


Five-hour session (+2 hours of pre-reading.

For more information please contact your State Office.

Please ensure you have read and understood the Terms & Conditions.