Topic: Board functions

Learn how to map-out the function of your board and ensure that it delivers

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Lessons from ABC's recent board crisis

The recent high profile exit of ABC's chair and MD leave clear lessons for boards and directors in times of crises.

Why boards can't ignore middle management when it comes to change

Driving performance right through the organisation starts with working harder to connect those at the frontline with those at the top.

Top tips for making the most of your board papers

Senior directors and facilitators explain how brevity, clarity and colour can help you get the best out of your board papers.

Rise of the Activist Investor

Rapidly growing shareholder activism is demanding listed boards engage more with investors on a broader range of issues. This requires deeper focus and different skills, reports Tony Featherstone. Is ...

Should boards have a social conscience?

At Essential Director Updates around the country, the most common question was: how vocal should boards be in public debate on social issues, such as the Yes and No campaigns for marriage equality? Se...

Time out

Experts explain how to maximise value from your off-site, plus our guide to the best corporate retreats.

Role of the board

Reference to board in this document means the group of individuals (howsoever described or called) in whom the governance, control, direction and management of the organisation is vested in accordance...

Role of the chair

The chair has been described as first among equals within the board of directors and is usually appointed to the position of chair by fellow board members, rather than directly by the organisation’s m...

ASIC gets busy with financial reports and information for directors

ASIC has released a number of resources to assist preparers, directors and auditors improve the quality of financial reports in the FY17 reporting season. AICD Senior Policy Adviser, Kerry Hicks, unpa...

Updating governance for changing times

A recent study published in the Harvard Business Review argues that a broader, longer view is needed, that thinks beyond the short-term needs of shareholders.
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