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Game, mindset, match

As the pandemic moves through its second year, business as usual doesn’t cut it any more. Performance coach Ben Crowe says leaders need to look within for connection and purpose.

Leading in the age of ESG

The prolonged period of uncertainty during 2020 saw many organisations retain their CEOs, but now turnover is increasing. BHP chair Ken MacKenzie FAICD, a former chief executive himself, says the curr...

AICD increases scholarship places for NFP leaders

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has announced it is increasing its not-for-profit scholarships places in 2021.

Delta drags down jobs, retail trade and consumer confidence

It was a relatively quiet week on the data front, but those releases we did receive largely confirmed that the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the state lockdowns led by New South Wales are now having a...

Digital dreams: Changing lives in remote places

It was an idea that came from nowhere, which has changed 24-year-old Jack Growden’s whole life. His venture LiteHaus International, which rolls out recycled computers and digital training here i...

Are you ready for changes to cyber risk fraud controls?

A new Australian Standard AS8001:2008 - Fraud & Corruption Control was released on 11 June 2021. The standard is of particular importance to boards and importantly how they assess their cyber risk...

Unemployment rate below five per cent for first time in a decade

Australia’s unemployment rate fell to just 4.9 per cent in June, its lowest rate since December 2010.  The New South Wales government has extended its lockdown of Greater Sydney, raising ri...

5 reasons directors must actively consider ethics in the boardroom

While directors are bound by fiduciary and statutory duties, including the duty to act in the best interests of the organisation, it is imperative that board decisions take an ethical lens and conside...

RBA to taper monetary policy support

At its 6 July 2021 meeting, the RBA decided to stick with the April 2024 government bond as its yield curve target, meaning that the maturity of that target will fall over time. The central bank also...

Board Diversity Statistics

At the Australian Institute of Company Directors we believe that we have a leadership role to play to improve board diversity both at home and internationally.
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