Business Owner Resources


Opinion: Do we need separate ‘owners boards’?

Do private businesses need a second shareholders’ board to balance the interests of owners? Ahead of his appearances at AICD events in Sydney and Melbourne in February, Ludo Van der Heyden, INSEAD Cha...

The regulator - Employee share trading

John Price explains why listed entities should examine existing share trading policies to ensure they minimise the risk of trading by all staff prior to material announcements.

John Pitt FAICD: 2016 Tasmanian Gold Medal Award Winner

One of Tasmania’s leading business figures, John Pitt FAICD was awarded the 2016 Australian Institute of Company Directors Tasmanian Division Gold Medal. He talks to the AICD about his career and shar...

What is corporate governance?

Corporate governance is a broad-ranging term which, amongst other things, encompasses the rules, relationships, policies, systems and processes whereby authority within organisations is exercised and ...

Empowering female entrepreneurship for future prosperity

Research shows that startups led by women deliver outstanding returns but still too little capital is flowing to female led businesses. Fiona Boyd, CEO of Heads over Heels, a not-for-profit supporting...

Flying high: the two keys to doing business in Singapore

A new international route from Canberra to Singapore presents exciting opportunities for ACT businesses. A recent AICD event provided advice on how they could capitalise on the closer links to one of ...

In the know

Today’s directors are increasingly dependent on information technology, not just for business as usual, but also for the ability to innovate and bring new products and ideas to the market.

How to find a directorship

For the aspiring director, finding a directorship involves the creation opportunities. Most aspirants will start small, usually in the not-for-profit sector. As you gain boardroom experience and build...

General meetings of members

A meeting is a gathering that has a purpose. General meetings include any meetings of members (usually shareholders) such as annual general meetings ('AGMs'), meetings of different classes of members ...

Insurance for SMEs and NFPs

A guide for SMEs and NFPs purchasing insurance
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