Topic: Board composition

Having the appropriate mix of competencies for a board to undertake its role is seen as the most important requirement of a modern board. The board must ensure that it has the right mix of competencies to meet the company’s evolving needs.

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Elizabeth Proust talks diversity at the National Press Club

Alongside Jane Halton AO PSM GAICD and Peggy O'Neal FAICD, Elizabeth Proust discussed the opportunities and challenges in levelling the playing field for women in corporate Australia.

Evaluating an organisation before joining

Joining any board is an important step regardless of the type of organisation or your level of experience. Yet many directors take this step without sufficient reflection on the possible risks in term...

Directors' fees

It is becoming more important for boards to have a clear and transparent remuneration process due to heavy scrutiny from an organisation’s shareholders, stakeholders and the media. Transparency encour...

Role of non-executive directors

A non-executive director is one who is not employed by the organisation. This is not the same as an independent director who is one who is not only not employed by the organisation (non-executive dire...

Role of executive directors

As a general rule, a company’s constitution will deal with resignations and removal of directors, as well as the procedures for filling casual vacancies caused by a director leaving the company. Readi...

Guidance for preparing a board skills matrix

The ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations 3e, introduced a number of substantive changes, including a number of governance practices that were previous...

Checklist for assessing board composition

The ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations 3e (2014), introduced a number of substantive changes, including a number of governance practices that were p...

How to find a directorship

For the aspiring director, finding a directorship involves the creation of opportunities. Most aspirants will start small, usually in the not-for-profit sector. As you gain boardroom experience and bu...

Key competencies for directors

The board is responsible for ensuring that it has represented on it the skills, knowledge and experience needed to effectively steer the company forward. Directors will be appointed to the board becau...

Resignation or removal of a director

As a general rule, a company’s constitution will deal with resignations and removal of directors, as well as the procedures for filling casual vacancies caused by a director leaving the company. Readi...
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