Topic: Board composition

Having the appropriate mix of competencies for a board to undertake its role is seen as the most important requirement of a modern board. The board must ensure that it has the right mix of competencies to meet the company’s evolving needs.


Owning the ecosystem

Generating substantial buzz among investors, Melbourne based fintech Airwallex is well on the way to achieving its stated goal of becoming a multibillion-dollar major player in the global financial se...

Glass half full

At a time when risks are escalating and so much can go wrong, there is power in flipping the lens to what can go right. Square Peg and SEEK co-founder, AFL commissioner and non-executive director Paul...

Science project

A year into her tenure, Australia's chief scientist has issued a challenge for scientists and boardrooms to counter the rise of misinformation, to collaborate more and become more conversant with dee...

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.

The CDO and the board

The chief data/digital officer role has risen in prominence in the past decade to manage the business side of digital technologies, but as seasoned cdos explain, boards still have plenty to learn abou...

Clouding the issue

To cloud or not to cloud? The decision has been made, but it’s still not quite that simple, with a range of data and technology storage options available.

Towards Gender Parity: Lessons from the Past – Directions for the Future

New research by the University of Queensland Business School reveals how Australia became one of only three countries to have reached 30 per cent women on its top-listed company boards without legisl...

Making it easier for business to connect with world-class R&D

A strong, vibrant research and innovation ecosystem is critical to the future economic and social wellbeing of Australia – and will be a key component of our jobs-fueled recovery. However, despi...

Why every board needs Indigenous directors

First Nations Foundation chair Ian Hamm says reconciliation action plans are a good start, but how many Indigenous Australians are active in your business? Hear more from Ian Hamm at the 2021 Austral...

AICD welcomes inquiry to examine impact of litigation funding

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has welcomed moves to establish a new parliamentary committee inquiry to examine the impact of litigation funding.
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