Directors' Breakfast: NFP Governance – Current Trends and Future Issues Illawarra

Fri 3 Aug 2018
7.25am to 9.10am

(Arrival time: 7.15am)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


City Beach Function Centre
1 Marine Drive
Wollongong NSW


Single Members: A$30.00 Non-members: A$40.00

Phil Butler GAICD

Phil Butler GAICD

Sector Leader, Not-for-Profit, AICD

Phil Butler is the Not For Profit Sector Leader for the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) based in Canberra.

In this role, Phil has worked closely with Boards, CEO’s and Directors of organisations in Public and Not for Profit sectors.

Since 2011, he has led the Not for Profit Project for AICD. This project is designed to support organisations in the NFP sector to achieve their respective missions through ongoing improvements in governance and to build greater awareness of the contribution of NFP directors and support their ongoing professional development. Examples of this work include the Good Governance Principles and Guidance for NFP Organisations and the annual NFP Governance and Performance Study.

Phil is a Graduate of the Company Directors Course and a member of CPA Australia. He has been on a range of boards of NFP and Government organisations and recently stepped down as a Director of Alzheimer’s Australia ACT.

Patrick Reid

CEO, IRT Group

Patrick Reid is a seasoned industry executive, leader and strategist. Patrick held the position of Interim IRT Group CEO from October 2017 and was appointed as IRT Group CEO on 1 February 2018. Prior to this, he had been a Non-Executive Director of IRT Group since February 2017.

Patrick specialises in driving businesses forward to tackle some of the toughest aged care challenges, and does this through sensible implementation of business strategy, governance, operational management, policy design and goal attainment.

Patrick has an intimate understanding of the strategic and technical issues within the aged care sector, and the challenges that these present as a business leader in today’s economic and political environment.

He is the immediate past CEO of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), was a long- term member of the Australian Government’s Aged Care Sector Committee, is a former Chairman of the Government’s Aged Care Workforce Advisory Group and was a member of the ACT Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing. He is a Partner of the Capital Chemist Group, sits on a number of boards as a Director and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

Tania Brown

Director, Merrigong Theatre Company

Tania Brown is the Chief Operating Officer at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility, responsible for day to day operations as well as attracting research and business investment to the facility. Prior to joining the University in 2009, Tania was a Senior Ministerial Policy Advisor, having spent 13 years working for State and Federal Governments.

In September 2017 Tania was elected as a Councillor for Ward 2, Wollongong City Council.

Tania served as Chair of Destination Wollongong from 2015-2017 having joined that Board in 2013, and remains a current Board member. In 2017 she was elected to the Board of the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, and is now Deputy Chair.

Tania has participated in many local charity campaigns including the St Vinnies CEO Sleepout, NSW Cancer Council’s ‘Stars of Wollongong,’ Chair of the Illawarra Centenary of ANZAC Committee, and as a Director for the Wollongong Hawks from 2011-2014.

The Honourable David Campbell FAICD

Chair, Big Fat Smile

David Campbell has 30 years’ experience in the areas of Regional Economic Growth, Public Policy Development and Strategic Leadership.

He is Currently the Chair and a Director of two NFP Social Enterprises in the Social Housing and Child Early Learning and Care Sectors. He sits on the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee of both Boards.

David has served on the Boards of Infrastructure (ports), Superannuation, Education, Health, Arts, Sport Companies and Industry Associations over a 30 year period. His boardroom skills include strategic planning, performance review and change management, mentoring and monitoring management, risk. He prides himself on asking the hard questions in a collegiate manner. He has a reputation in effecting change and leading cultural change by example. He is well versed in organisational and company constitutional reform in the regulated NFP sector.

He has demonstrated thought leadership in a number of industries.

He is a Graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and with 25 years’ experience in senior elected roles, maintains a strong interest in strategic planning, corporate governance, economic development and jobs growth.

During 7 years as a Cabinet Minister in the NSW Government, he had responsibility for establishing strategic policy in areas such as transport, roads, police, water utilities, small business, the Illawarra and regional development. He was a member of Budget Committee of Cabinet, Chair of the Infrastructure Cabinet Committee and he chaired the Trustee Board of the Parliamentary Superannuation Fund. He also served for 8 years as the Lord Mayor of the City Of Wollongong.

He is able to call upon a wealth of experience and contacts in the private and public sector for encouragement and advice.

He is often called on to offer advice and present on current issues.

AICD’s Not-for-Profit Governance and Performance Study is the largest and most in-depth research of its kind in Australia. In 2018, the study examined how NFP boards are approaching the sector's pressing governance issues including innovation, cybersecurity and culture.

For the first time, as part of a new psychometric dimension to the study, the AICD used profiling questions to explore the leadership characteristics that lead to better board performance.

This new approach has delivered valuable insights. AICD’s Phil Butler, Sector Leader, NFP, will brief you on these findings, examining the future direction of corporate governance for NFP organisations in the critically important areas of innovation, cybersecurity and culture, as well as taking a deeper dive into the current issues facing the aged care sector. He will then be joined by a panel of experts to answer the following questions:

  • What are the governance challenges for leaders of NFP organisations?
  • What is the NFP’s board’s role in leading in the areas of innovation, cybersecuity and culture?
  • What are the expectations of members, regulators and the broader community?


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Contact details

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