NFP Governance and Performance Study - Key findings from the 10th edition

Thu 24 Oct 2019
8.00am to 9.30am

(Arrival time: 7.30am)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Bankwest Pl
Level 1, 300 Murray Street
Perth WA


Single Members: A$60.00 Non-members: A$80.00

Phil Butler GAICD

Phil Butler GAICD

Sector Leader, Not-for-Profit, AICD

Phil Butler is the Not For Profit Sector Leader for the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) based in Canberra.

In this role, Phil has worked closely with Boards, CEO’s and Directors of organisations in Public and Not for Profit sectors.

Since 2011, he has led the Not for Profit Project for AICD. This project is designed to support organisations in the NFP sector to achieve their respective missions through ongoing improvements in governance and to build greater awareness of the contribution of NFP directors and support their ongoing professional development. Examples of this work include the Good Governance Principles and Guidance for NFP Organisations and the annual NFP Governance and Performance Study.

Phil is a Graduate of the Company Directors Course and a member of CPA Australia. He has been on a range of boards of NFP and Government organisations and recently stepped down as a Director of Alzheimer’s Australia ACT.

Elizabeth Carr AM FAICD

Elizabeth Carr AM FAICD

Non-executive Director, icare

Elizabeth’s background incorporates both the private and public sectors. She has worked in senior executive positions for IBM and Macquarie Group and within senior levels of politics and government in NSW, WA, PNG and the USA.

Elizabeth is a full time non-executive Director with a board portfolio covering Government, Private, Education and Not-For-Profit organizations in both Western Australia and NSW. Her focus is to maximize the inter-dependence of the private and public sectors.

She chairs the South Metropolitan Tafe (WA), St Mary’s Anglican Girls School (WA), St Catherine’s Aged Care Services (NSW), the icare Foundation, and the Department of Family and Community Services Audit and Risk Committee (NSW).

She is a Member of The Environmental Protection Authority (WA), Director of icare (NSW), and Vice-Chair of the Kokoda Track Foundation; plus the audit and risk committees for Urban Growth Development Corporation (NSW) and the Murrumbidgee Local Health District and Vice President for the Harvard Club of Australia.

In the 2017 Queens Birthday Honours she was recognized as a recipient of the Order of Australia (AM) “for significant service to the community through voluntary contributions to the health, aged care, education and social services sectors.”

Elizabeth holds a BA (Hons) from UWA, a Master's Degree from Harvard University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson

CEO, WA Sports Federation

Rob has a long involvement with sport as a participant, volunteer coach and administrator. His professional roles commenced at the WACA in 1988 following 12 years employment in education.

After 15 years in various roles with the WACA (the last 6 as Cricket Manager), he joined a private community development consultancy in 2003 and focused on building communities in expanding metropolitan residential developments.

As an accredited coach, Rob had stints in coaching and administration in cricket and Australian football in both community and school environments.

AICD’s Not-for-Profit Governance and Performance Study is the largest and most in-depth research of its kind in Australia. 2019 marks the tenth edition of this hallmark study and with governance in the spotlight now more than ever before, this year’s event will bring to life the contemporary issues impacting the NFP sector.

The AICD’s NFP Sector Leader, Phil Butler, will report on the key findings of the study before joining a panel of sector leaders to explore the issues in more detail including how recent Royal Commissions are impacting not-for-profit organisations and in particular the increased expectations on directors. Panellists will also look at how the sector has changed over the last decade, fundamental questions about the future of the sector, new challenges on the horizon, and issues impacting sporting organisations - many of which are applicable across sectors.


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