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Lindsay Tanner: How the Bombers Got Their Game Back

Essendon’s drugs scandal was a failure of governance amid increasing commercial pressures. Chair Lindsay Tanner explains how the board of one of the AFL’s oldest clubs turned things around.

Spreading the Word

The AICD’s international director education is growing rapidly, contributing to stronger global governance and expanded director education for international members.

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 ...

Carol Schwartz: Hidden Reserves

Carol Schwartz AM FAICD occupies a seat in Australia’s most exclusive boardroom, the Reserve Bank. She talks to Damon Kitney about transparency, financial rigour and gender equity.

War Stories

How does a revered historical institution reinvent itself? Director Brendan Nelson AO and a council channelling military and corporate expertise have transformed the Australian War Memorial and reconf...

Putting the Squeeze on Charity

The boards of Australia’s charity and not-for-profits sector should be ready to deal with issues ranging from a growing lack of trust to demands for greater transparency on their impact, and questions...

D&O Decoded

Directors should be mindful of their own insurance protection and potential exposure given the rising number of legal actions, reputational issues and changing pricing, writes Claire Stewart.

The Networker: Remote Control

Georgie Somerset FAICD is a Queensland beef farmer who has board roles across the not-for-profit, government and industry sectors. She explains how she makes the most of travel and Twitter time in reg...

Directors' Counsel: Blowing the Whistle

A new Bill before Parliament engenders confidence of increased protection for whistleblowers in Australia, writes Bob Baxt AO FAICDLife.

The Strategist: Performance Dozen

How do you become world’s best practice? Phil Ruthven AM FAICD identifies 12 commonsense themes.
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