Topic: Duties and responsibilities

Understanding all your duties and responsibilities as a director isn't always easy. AICD can help you develop a thorough list

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Serving Stakeholders

“We serve shareholders” is akin to “I was just following orders” – a dumbing down of the job, and an abdication of responsibility...” - Harrison Young, experienced non-executive director, on serving s...

Insight

The Governance Leadership Centre presents the findings of a recent special report into the effects of climate change on Australian business.

Climate Change & Directors’ Duties – Legal Opinion

A new legal opinion argues that directors should turn their minds to climate change risks as part of their duty of care.

Recap: AICD’s 9 most popular articles for 2016

As 2016 draws to a close we have curated a selection of the year’s best Australian director profiles, top tips and latest insights on organisational culture, digital disruption and directors' du...

The 8 best books of 2016 for directors

In time for your summer beach reading, the AICD picks its books of the year, including a biography of Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Michael Lewis’s follow up to Moneyball, and radical thinking on culture a...

Event Roundup

The joint Australian Bar Association and Victorian Bar Conference included discussion of the impact of climate change risk on directors’ duties, Abbey McNamee reports.

The Regulator - Holding the board to account

John Price outlines the duties and responsibilities of boards when shareholders request a general meeting.

Fiona Harris FAICD: A professional company director

Earlier this month, West Australian director Fiona Harris FAICD was awarded the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ prestigious WA Division Gold Medal Award for 2016 in recognition of her valua...

New legal opinion connects directors’ duties and climate change risks

Directors need to be considering how climate change might affect their business or they could be opening themselves up to litigation, a Sydney silk argues in a new legal opinion. Louise Petschler, the...

Directors' Counsel

Professor Bob Baxt outlines a recent case that illustrates the difficulty in persuading courts to exonerate breaches of duty.
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