Day 1

This is a dynamic program, and will update as we confirm topics and speakers.

Welcome to Country

9.00

Conference open

9.05

MC Stan Grant, will open the 2020 Australian Governance Summit.

Official welcome

9.10

The AICD’s Chair, John Atkins FAICD, and CEO & Managing Director, Angus Armour FAICD, will welcome delegates and introduce the themes of this year’s Summit.

Speakers

  • John Atkin FAICD
  • Angus Armour FAICD

Leadership for the Future

9.30

Boards of 2030

10.00

Business models are evolving. How do we deal with governance in a world that is continually changing? What skills will be needed and how can boards upskill and recalibrate? This panel of board members will consider what the board of 2030 will need to look like.

Panel

  • Sharon Warburton GAICD

Break

11.00

The shifting landscape

11.30

Panel: Future ready economies and the reform required in Australia

12.00

Panel of international and local directors

Facilitator

  • Maria MacNamara

Lunch

12.45

Concurrent elective sessions #1

13.45

Digital Transformation: A Case Study

Boards must get to grips with the new digital landscape beyond just the buzzwords. They must understand the potential impact of digital technologies on a company’s performance. In this session we will hear first hand how this can be done.


Digital Transformation in the not-for-Profit Sector

A case study from the Not-for-profit sector examining a transformation in the wave of digital disruption.

Speakers

  • Lisa Grinham
  • Michael Graf MAICD

Workforce of the future

The workforce is evolving. So how do boards need to think differently about people to ensure their workforce have the skills and agility needed for a successful future?

Speakers

  • Michael Priddis
  • Rhonda Brighton Hall

STEM in the boardroom

Is the right mix of people in the boardroom the key to the future of innovation in business? Different skills are needed to take a company to the next level. What can an engineer, scientist or mathematician offer your boardroom?

Speaker

  • Jackie McArthur MAICD

Break

14.30

Diversity

15.00

Speakers

  • Ming Long GAICD
  • James Fazzino
  • Peter Varghese

Boardroom hypothetical

15.45

Moral and ethical decision-making in the boardroom – Exploring the complex dilemmas facing today’s boards.

Moderator

Stan Grant

Day one close

17.00

Networking dinner

Day 2

Conference open

8.40

MC Stan Grant

Opening keynote

8.45

How do we move away from Royal Commission governance?

9.10

The Evolving governance Landscape : A regulatory update

9.50

As demands on directors continue to grow, keeping informed on developments in the director liability and regulatory environment has never been more important. This update will bring you up to speed on the latest issues impacting your responsibilities as a director.

Speaker

  • Professor Pamela Hanrahan

Break

10.30

Concurrent elective sessions #2

11.00

Shifting culture in an established organisation

In a large or well-established organisation, culture can be very difficult and slow to change. It must be a topic for on going consideration for all boards, so they can develop, strengthen and maintain an effective culture throughout the whole organisation.

Speaker

  • Kathleen Condon FAICD

Setting culture in a growing business

Culture starts at the top.

How can boards build and sustain an organisational culture that aligns with the organisations purpose.

Many new economy companies are challenging some of the old constructs of culture. What effect is this having?

Speaker

  • Keren Paterson MAICD

Getting remuneration right – is it possible?

Remuneration is on the agenda for boards across all sectors, and has been cited as a contributor to poor corporate conduct in some industries. But getting remuneration right is a really difficult task. Our panellists will consider some of the possible answers by using their own their insights and experiences on what seems to work and what doesn’t. This discussion will consider both director and executive remuneration.

Speaker

  • Kathleen Bailey Lord FAICD
  • Sylvia Falzon FAICD
  • Graham Goldsmith FAICD

Not–for–Profit governance in the spotlight

With 2 Royal commissions and changing business models having massive impacts on everything from financials and sustainability, culture and organisation structures, there is so much that NFP boards need to focus on. Where should they start?

Speaker

  • Fiona Payne GAICD (confirmed)
  • Paul Masi MAICD (Confirmed)

Shifts we are seeing globally / Future trends session

11.45

Each panellist will provide their insights as to what they see as the next big cycle of change and how boards need to be preparing. The audience will then vote on the trends they’d like the panel to explore further and this will guide the conversation.

Speaker

  • Deborah Yates KPMG

Lunch

12.45

Concurrent elective sessions # 3

13.45

Tackling social purpose: What is your board doing?

Whether you are a Not-for–profit or large corporate organisation the question of your social purpose is being asked. Increasingly investors, customers and employees expect companies to understand the total impact of their actions. So do you need a social purpose?

Speakers

  • Richard Boele
  • Jess Bulger

Dealing with Climate risks – understanding the communities’ expectations

Hear from the investment community about how they are approaching climate-related risks – both physical and transitional – to gain a better understanding of how your shareholders and investors are looking at the issues.

Speakers

  • Adam Tindall
  • Nerilie Abram

How can you stay close to your customers?

New technologies and streamlined processes are widening the gap between companies and their customers, especially in the public sector. With less first hand customer interaction how can you ensure you still know what your customer wants and how they feel?

Speaker

  • Amanda Hicks

Sports Governance

Sport is never out of the spotlight.

Sports governance has its own unique challenges and getting it right is essential to minimise risk, improve performance and make any club or code sustainable.

Speaker

  • Marina Go MAICD

Keynote presentation

14.30

Speaker

  • Richard Goyder AO

In camera – session 1

15.00

In camera – session 2

15.45

Close

16.30

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