Director Briefing: Governance Essentials Roadshow

Tue 18 Feb 2020
5.00pm to 7.00pm

(Arrival time: 5.00pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
29 Cameron Street
Launceston TAS


Single Members: A$30.00 Non-members: A$40.00

Dr John Harte FAICD

Dr John Harte FAICD

John is a professional, trusted advisor to boards, CEO’s and owners of businesses. He specialises in not-for-profit, professional services, primary production, water industry and Government owned businesses. John has over twenty years’ experience in business management. He has held head of business, chief executive, Chairmanship and directorship roles in a range of companies from multinationals to SME in Europe, Australia and the US.

John specialises in working with boards, CEO’s and shareholders in businesses at a point of inflection due to growth, disruption or business performance. He brings specialisation in governance , communications, business management, investment and stakeholder engagement gained in senior executive roles at Mars Incorporated, Goldman Sachs JBWere, Schroder’s and Capital International.

John has a strong affinity with the healthcare, not-for-profit, community, primary production and water industry sectors. He holds an honours degree in Veterinary Medicine. He is a:

  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow of the Institute of Directors (UK)
  • Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA)
  • Board leadership Fellow of the NAICD in the USA
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

John has the Company Directors Course Diploma and has completed the Mastering the Boardroom Course. John is a core, national, and international facilitator for the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has facilitated ‘not for profit’, membership based, government businesses and private companies in mergers, acquisitions, governance and board review processes. He is experienced with the issues of directors and senior managers through his work in education, governance reviews, mentoring and strategic planning.

John has worked regularly with directors and Chairmen in the healthcare, government owned business, not-for-profit and private sectors to support their board reviews and subsequent reporting to Territory, State and Federal Governments, and funding agencies. He brings understanding of the specific legal, governance, compliance and commercial issues.

What’s on the mind for directors in 2020.

An effective board brings role clarity and a culture of constructive challenge.

Board effectiveness has its foundation in role clarity and is driven by the people sitting around the board table, effective board processes, and the relationships between the board management and stakeholders.

These elements are critical in driving the ultimate success or failure of all organisations.

At this special briefing, John Harte FAICD will discuss best practice for effective boards.

He will address:

  • Drivers of board and individual director effectiveness in the Tasmanian environment;
  • Practical insights on what enables boards to grow from basic compliance to high performance;
  • Practical ways to deal with the challenges of directorship; and
  • Emerging issues and practices of effective boards.


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Contact details

Courtney Templeton
M&D Coordinator (Programs)
T. 03 6242 2200