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AICD and COVID-19 – information for members, clients, faculty and stakeholders.
7 September 2021
In light of COVID-19, this page contains information about AICD services and the steps we are taking to safeguard the health of staff, members, clients, faculty and all other stakeholders.
Towards Gender Parity: Lessons from the Past – Directions for the Future
30 July 2021
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...
So, you're new to the board…
1 May 2021 | Dianne Jacobs MAICD
The learning curve can be steep when you first join a board. Dianne Jacobs gets newcomers up to speed on how they can make an early impact.
3 steps to overcoming emotional exhaustion
1 May 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted our mental health and wellbeing, heightening the risk of executive burnout. But to mitigate its effects, directors need to address the root causes.
Health and Community
Zombie boards: spotlight on director tenure and overboarding
1 April 2021
Research by Melior Investment Management shows that directors who serve on too many boards and have a long tenure decrease a company's economic performance and value.
Tasmanian Gold Medal Winner Sarah Merridew on why networking matters
1 April 2021 | Denise Cullen
Sarah Merridew, director of TasNetworks and winner of the AICD's Tasmanian Gold Medal Award reflects on a career in corporate governance, and shares the key to success: building relationships.
Sarah Merridew FAICD 2020 Tasmanian Gold Medal Award Winner
22 March 2021
Prominent Launceston businesswoman, Sarah Merridew FAICD, has won the prestigious 2020 Tasmanian Australian Institute of Company Director’s Gold Medal Award for her commitment to excellence in c...
How to find global board roles
20 January 2021 | Shelley Dempsey
The year 2021 will be different in terms of finding director roles, especially for global board positions. It will remain competitive, but with many meetings being conducted over Zoom, a wider range o...
Female directors share top tips for a winning board career
1 December 2020
Drawing on personal insights and experience, leading female company directors offer valuable advice about how to lead a successful board career through the AICD and Commonwealth Bank podcast, Board Le...
Giving children a better future in Timor-Leste
19 October 2020 | Shelley Dempsey
A trip to Timor-Leste opened his eyes to the world and changed his life and now 22-year-old Australian social entrepreneur Adam Hegedus has made it his mission to build pre-schools there. His inspirin...