Perth NFP Governance 101

Thu 24 Oct 2019
9.30am to 11.00am

5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Bankwest Pl
Level 1, 300 Murray Street
Perth WA


Single Members: A$50.00 Non-members: A$60.00

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.

This session is designed for board directors and committee members of small not-for-profit and community organisations who have limited exposure to the principles of good governance. It will provide guidance as to what good organisational governance looks like and the difference that contemporary governance practices can make to your organisation.

This one and a half hour briefing will give you an overview of:

  • The importance of good corporate governance and what it looks like in practice
  • Your role and responsibilities in driving good governance
  • How to run effective board meetings and ensure a healthy relationship with management
  • How governance practices can help you identify emerging issues early, and
  • The characteristics of a good director.

This session is ideal for current, newly appointed or aspiring chairs, directors, committee members and councillors of not-for-profit and community organisations. It will also benefit managers, key staff, volunteers and public officers who seek to improve the governance practices in their organisation.