Directors' Download: Future-proofing your board

Mon 4 Sep 2017
5.30pm to 7.00pm

(Arrival time: 5.15pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


AICD SA Business Centre and Members Lounge
Level 23, Westpac House
91 King William Street
Adelaide SA


Single Members: A$20.00 Non-members: A$30.00

Anne Skipper AM FAICD

Anne Skipper AM FAICD

Chair, Silver Chain

Anne is an experienced businesswoman and company director – she has been a nurse, change agent, business owner, board director and advocate for children in Australia and internationally.

Her diverse board portfolio has included government, private sector and the not-for-profit sector in the areas of health, finance, social welfare, women’s affairs, children and young people.

Anne is currently the Principal of Anne Skipper and Associates a specialist organisation consulting in corporate governance, board dynamics and strategic facilitation.

Her career highlights have been; founding the highly successful leadership development business The Teleran Group, Chairing the International year of the Family and in 2000 being awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for community service.

Anne has had over 25 years experience as a company director and currently a facilitator with the Institute of Company Directors in Australia and internationally.

She has held positions as a director and chair of boards in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors and is currently:

  • Director Plan International Board, Director Plan Hong Kong Board and immediate Past-Chair Plan International Australia Director
  • People’s Choice Credit Union
  • Chair, Silver Chain Group Australia
  • Director Central Adelaide Hills Medicare Local
  • Director Tonkin Consulting

Stuart Schneider FAICD

CEO and Business Advisor

Stuart is a successful health CEO and Business Advisor with over 30 years’ experience in strategy development and implementation. Stuart’s success in reversing organisational dysfunction, financial deficits, poor quality systems and unresponsive organisations, resulted in his appointment being sought to affect change in challenging health services ranging in size from $40-950m. He is a recipient of the ACHSM Gold Medal.

Through his public and private health sector successes, Stuart is a Corporate Advisor to Scancorp Medical. In this role, Stuart prepares and implements strategic plans and divestment strategies for businesses.

“By any measure of modern management theory, no matter what the industry, the development and maintenance of a contemporary strategic plan through key stakeholder engagement is an absolute must for any organisation’s long-term survival”, says Stuart Schneider Adj A/Prof, FAICD

Boards may be judged on their ability to ‘future proof’ their organisation, ensuring that they have longevity, resilience and the ability to withstand the vagaries of the marketplace.

It’s therefore important to have a strong strategic framework that facilitates improved, efficient decisions and outcomes. Boards should not be looking backwards but rely on the right forward-looking information about strategy, culture, people and customers. Directors should get out of the ‘same old’ boardroom and look across borders to learn from approaches in different companies, industries and countries. Developing new skills and insights are essential for innovation and should be sought to create the questioning, diverse and challenging environment needed to imagine, inspire and deliver better outcomes.

Join Anne Skipper FAICD and Stuart Schneider FAICD as they discuss some of the key points to consider in preparing your board for the future.

This will be an interactive session offering members an opportunity to network amongst like-minded business professionals, ask questions of our industry experts and even share your own experiences with participants.

Please note; The Download Series of events are conducted as stand up networking style sessions. Limited seating available.


University of South Australia

Contact details

Danuelle Scott
Events Executive
T. 08 8236 2800