Out and about

South Australia – Leaders’ Edge Lunch

Last event of the year for the SA AICD team and it was a privilege to hear from the inspiring, polar explorer Tim Jarvis AM at our Leaders’ Edge Lunch in November – Surviving the Extremes – Lessons in Leadership. Tim spoke of the parallels between polar exploration and boardroom effectiveness, including the challenges he has faced, and lessons learned about leadership, resilience, teamwork and motivation. Amusing moment when Tim shared that the same calibre of questions do come up when speaking to ASX boards and to school kids about his epic Shackleton journey across 1,500km of Southern Ocean – How do you go to the toilet?


L to R – Katherine Masters, Andrew Harris, Danuelle Scott, Tim Jarvis, Susannah Hayden, Esther Pfeiffer, Ida Wong Taylor and Kym Hume.

Hong Kong and Singapore – CEO Asia Roadshow

From 13 – 17 November, AICD CEO Angus Armour travelled to Singapore and Hong Kong with AICD Head of International Edward Palmisano and AICD International Events Executive Katie Harris for the CEO Asia Roadshow. Angus co-hosted roundtable lunches with Australia’s High Commissioner to Singapore and Australia’s Consul-General to Hong Kong, as well as speaking at an AustCham Hong Kong breakfast event. The discussions focused on disruption, complexity, diversity and Asian capability on Australian boards.


Northern Territory - NT Annual Dinner

Last Thursday evening over 120 attendees gathered the AICD NT Annual Dinner at the Darwin Convention Centre. It was a night to reflect on achievements for the year, acknowledge another new milestone of 25 year member tenure for 3 members and hear from Elizabeth Proust on future-proofing your organisation. NT members were delighted that AICD newly appointed CEO was able to attend.


L to R – Angus Armour FAICD, Emmett, Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD and Robert Annis-Brown GAICD

Queensland - Gold Coast Essential Director Update

Over 120 directors attended the Gold Coast Essential Director Update at RACV Royal Pines in October. Attendees enjoyed hearing updates on current governance issues as well as changes in the not-for-profit sector from AICD Senior Policy Advisor, Lucas Ryan.


L to R – Liam Crawley FAICD, Sarah-Jane Christensen MAICD and Lucas Ryan GAICD

Tasmania - Tasmanian Government Board Diversity Governance Scholarships

On 8 November Jacquie Petrusma, Tasmanian Minister for Women, presented the Tasmanian Government Board Diversity Governance Scholarships for 2018. The Department of Premier and Cabinet have been working in partnership with AICD to improve women’s representation on boards throughout Tasmanian organisations.

Since the government’s Women on Boards Strategy was announced in 2015, Tasmania has had the biggest growth of women's representation on government boards across all states and territories.


New South Wales - Directors’ Breakfast: Future-proof your board with Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD

The NSW division recently held a Directors’ Breakfast in Newcastle with Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD, Chairman of Australian Institute of Company Directors, Nestlé Australia and Bank of Melbourne. The breakfast was a wonderful opportunity for members and non-members in the Hunter region to connect and listen to Elizabeth’s address about the key challenges currently facing Australian directors and the top priorities for boards now and in the future.


Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD addresses the audience in Sydney at the Directors’ Breakfast: Future-proof your board event in Newcastle