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


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...

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.


Kath Walters considers the growing duties of directors when it comes to the mental wellbeing of employees in the organisations they govern.

AICD launches NFP Director Tools to support good governance in the sector

The AICD is committed to supporting NFPs meet their future challenges. To further this aim, a new set of practical resources has been developed to help NFP directors fulfil their duties and excel in t...

Dealing with the threat of the class action 'new normal'

Companies and boards are under threat of class action litigation more than they ever have been before, a report by law firm King & Wood Mallesons shows. Directors must understand where they are vulner...

Rights of Directors

The rights of company directors centre on enabling them effectively to perform their duties whilst a director and defending themselves in legal proceedings after ceasing to be a director. Rights are s...
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