Topic: Success planning

Companies and boards without a clear succession plan face serious risks. Let us help you plan for your company without you.


5 Key lessons on leadership

From November 2008 to December 2016, Australia had four prime ministers. Meanwhile, our neighbours across the Tasman had one, the Rt Hon Sir John Key. Ahead of his appearance at the 2018 Australian Go...

Canva scales for global growth

The founders of design platform Canva share their lessons for start up success. It starts with getting the best advice and the right governance for the right time.

5 biggest privacy risks online

ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry report will be released this month following consumer privacy breaches in 2018. Annelies Moens lists the top 5 privacy risks online for directors.

Why every start up should have big ambitions

As design platform Canva hits $2.5bn in valuation, its founders say startup success is down to big goals and disciplined execution.

Leading the governance discussion

Over the past two months, the AICD has conducted a member consultation on our forward governance agenda.

4 tips for becoming a successful chair

Carolyn Mitchell succeeded Alexandrea Cannon at Credit Union SA in 2017. They share their tips on how to become an effective chair.

Interview with BDO’s Susan Rix AM

Succession planning for family businesses can be complex. We asked BDO Partner Susan Rix AM how to get it right when choosing a successor and what are the risks involved.

How Musk lost the top spot at Tesla

Billionaire Elon Musk has lost the top spot on the board of the USA’s most valuable car company, as a legal firestorm unleashed by the regulator took hold. Now Tesla must find a new chair.

Curbing Excessive Short-Termism

Decision-making generally involves some balancing of short, medium and long-term objectives. However, a decision-maker may prioritise short-term objectives at the expense of longer-term objectives bec...

How do you assess the peformance of your CEO?

Proper process in assessing the performance of the CEO is vital – and it all starts with an effective chair.

7 vital tips for SMEs

Peter Switzer and Maureen Jordan, co-founders of the Switzer Group, share their insights after a major health scare tested their succession plan.
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