Directors' Briefing: The Future of the AGM

Tue 6 Jun 2017
5.45pm to 8.00pm MAP Arrival time: 5.15pm
Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers
Level 21
400 George Street
Brisbane QLD
single AUD $75.00 (members) AUD $85.00 (non-members)
5 DPD Points

Dr Sally Pitkin FAICD

Dr Sally Pitkin FAICD

Non-executive Director, Link Group

Sally Pitkin is a non-executive director of the Link Group, Star Entertainment Group, IPH, Super Retail Group and Opera Queensland Ltd. She is also President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Queensland Division Council.

She is a member of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's External Advisory Board.

Sally is an Adjunct Professor with the University of Queensland Business School, Fellow of Bond University, a former corporate partner with Clayton Utz and she holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Governance.

Charles Sweeney MAICD

Charles Sweeney MAICD

Partner, Cooper Grace Ward
As a partner in Cooper Grace Ward’s corporate and commercial group, Charles provides wide-ranging general commercial advice to clients, with particular areas of focus including corporate advisory and intellectual property / information technology. He has practical experience of the issues faced by boards in relation to corporate governance, AGMs, dealing with regulators, major transactions and capital raisings.
Karl Morris FAICD

Karl Morris FAICD

Karl has had a 30 year finance career, 27 years of them at Ord Minnett Ltd where he provides leadership to the business and strategic direction on the board. Karl advises many listed businesses, not-for-profits and a number of mutuals and is interested in how different organisations present and structure AGMs
With AGM attendance numbers declining in recent years, boards need to consider whether old style AGMs are still fit for purpose.

Looking to the future

Providing shareholders with the opportunity to hold directors and management accountable for performance, ask questions and exercise their vote is a key element of good governance. But is the move towards virtual or hybrid AGM models an inevitable part of the evolution of the AGM?

Join our panel of experts for an interactive discussion about the future of the AGM and the role of technology in widening access and increasing relevance for shareholders. With reference to recent examples, the panel will explore how companies are reinventing their AGMs and the ramifications for boards and investors.

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