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Licence to Lead
28 November 2017 | Narelle Hooper MAICD
With more than four decades in business and governance, the chair of HSBC Bank Australia and GrainCorp, Graham Bradley AM FAICD reflects on the substantial shift in the director landscape in this edit...
Defence chief turned chair Jeff Sengelman on why accountability matters
1 March 2021
Jeffrey Sengelman DSC AM CSC, former Defence commander and now chair of Harvest Technology Group, believes character is the foundation of good leadership.
AICD launches new scholarships for Indigenous and regional business leaders
23 February 2021
The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has announced two new scholarships for Indigenous business leaders and business leaders in regional, rural and remote areas.
Business must build on record high trust levels: 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer
22 February 2021 | Shelley Dempsey
For the first time, business is seen as the most trusted institution in Australia, and leadership in the business community will be critical to post-pandemic recovery, says Edelman’s Australian ...
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...
The Ethical Leader: How have our views of leadership changed throughout 2020 and what’s now expecte...
19 November 2020 | Clare Payne
The year 2020 has presented plenty of examples of leadership, both good and bad. We started the year with the bushfires in Australia and finished with the US Presidential election. Throughout, we’ve h...
Ethics in the Boardroom
How Trust changed in 2020 and what it means for businesses and their boards
19 November 2020 | Clare Payne
The COVID-19 global pandemic has led to profound shifts in trust across the globe. But while trust in government has hit an all-time high, trust in business continues to fall below community expectati...
What to look for in a strong chair-CEO relationship
30 October 2020 | Shelley Dempsey
Virginia Bourke, chair of Mercy Health Group, shares three aspects of an effective working relationship with CEO Stephen Cornelissen.
Recapping the Essential Director Update 2020
30 October 2020 | Shelley Dempsey, Jane Southward
This year's virtual Essential Director Update saw addresses from Lisa Chung AM and Graham Bradley AM, as well as a discussion on topical director concerns. Here's what you may have missed.
Sentiment bounces back despite COVID-19 economic uncertainty crisis: Director Sentiment Index
22 October 2020
The latest Director Sentiment Index (DSI) has revealed a jump in director sentiment, despite the on-going economic uncertainty triggered by COVID-19.
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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...