Illawarra Directors’ Briefing: Boardroom Hypotheticals

Wed 12 Sep 2018
5.00pm to 7.30pm

(Arrival time: 4.45pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Innovation Campus
IC Central Building 230, Level 2
Squires Way, Fairy Meadow
Wollongong NSW


Single Members: A$66.00 Non-members: A$77.00

David Shortland MAICD

Governance and Communication Specialist

David has more than 25 years of experience in governance, communication, strategy and the law. David had several roles at the Australian Securities Exchange (‘ASX’), including as a legal and regulatory counsel, in strategy and as head of corporate affairs. He facilitated the final consultation sessions of the inaugural ASX Corporate Governance Council, leading to the publication of the first edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Council Principles & Recommendations. He has had director, executive and advisory roles in sectors including finance, transport, infrastructure and health.

David is a facilitator for Australian Institute of Company Directors (“AICD”) in Strategy, Risk, Board Effectiveness and Governance generally. David was also a co-contributor to AICD's first edition of Good Governance Principles and Guidance for Not-For-Profit Organisations. He enjoys guest lecturing to graduate students at the University of Sydney Business School in subjects including business ethics.

Currently, David is Deputy Chair ChildFund Australia; sits on the Audit & Risk Committee and Communication & Marketing Committee and is Chair of a Governance & Nomination sub-Committee. For four (4) years prior to June 2018, David was a non-executive director of the National Heart Foundation (NSW) Board, served on the National Audit & Governance Committee, was Chair of a transformation Board sub-Committee and sat on the NSW Audit Committee.

Bring your unique skills to the table.

This briefing is the perfect opportunity for graduates of the Company Directors Course and experienced directors to challenge the application of their governance skills in a simulated board environment. You and your fellow board members will be presented with a selection of hypothetical scenarios. As a board you will be invited to respond to the key issues within a specific timeframe and agree on the next steps.

Led by experienced facilitator David Shortland MAICD, members will bring their unique skills and experience to the board table and gain insight on:

  • How to avoid “group think”
  • Practicing effective communication and using your own voice
  • Avoiding unconscious bias when forming a decision
  • Working collaboratively in a group environment to progress talk to action



Contact details

Claire Bailey
Members & Directors Executive (Programs)
T. 02 8248 8423