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Governance Leadership Centre
Stakeholder engagement with Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO
14 February 2018
Covering the shifting sands of shareholder expectations, proxy adviser oversight and AGM reform, Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO FAICD discusses his views on the current state of the stakeholder engagement lan...
Australian Governance Summit
Uber 'dual' comes to an end
11 October 2017
As Uber sets about cleaning up its culture and its image, its board voted last week to remove its dual class share structure, reducing the power of former CEO Travis Kalanick.
Board and management
Integrated Reporting: The whole picture
26 September 2017 | Christopher Niesche
Australian companies and boards are playing catch-up as investors demand more information on their strategies to build long-term value.
Directors' Counsel: Trouble in paradise
26 September 2017 | Professor Bob Baxt AO FAICD
Are shareholders better of relying on personal rights rather than suing directors for alleged breaches of duty, asks Prof Bob Baxt AO FAICDLife.
Duties and responsibilities
The regulator: Increasing shareholder engagement
1 August 2017 | John Price
Technology has an important role to play in enhancing shareholder engagement and participation in annual general meetings, writes John Price.
Federal Court affirms Brickworks and Soul Pattinson directors had companies’ best interests in mind
12 July 2017
A Federal Court decision in the long-running Perpetual-Brickworks/Soul Pattinson litigation appears to underline existing principles relating to directorship and governance.
Listed: Engaging the retail investor
1 July 2017
Big institutional shareholders continue to dominate the investment landscape, but retail shareholders should not be ignored, writes Ben Power.
3 tips for directors on asset management
31 May 2017 | Dr Monique Beedles FAICD
All board directors are asset managers, entrusted to manage and generate value from investments for the organisation and its stakeholders. Dr Monique Beedles FAICD, author of ‘Asset Management f...
Future of the AGM – Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater
25 May 2017
Shareholders, investors, companies, directors and commentators have flagged a decline in the importance and role of the AGM. Steven Cole FAICD presents the case for improving and modernising this crit...
1 May 2017
As shareholder activists increasingly make their presence felt in Australian boardrooms, David Friedlander and Matt Egerton-Warburton explore how they can be managed.