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Governance Leadership Centre
When organisational wellbeing became a necessity rather than a luxury
15 June 2021 | Tazmayn Goode
Health and safety is the single greatest risk faced by boards. With the ultimate responsibility and resulting consequences of health and safety governance practices resting with boards, identifying, q...
Work Health and Safety
Avoid the pitfalls that could lead to insolvency
9 June 2021 | Gavin McCosker
Despite its economic toll, COVID-19 has not yet led to an uptick in insolvent companies entering external administration or individuals declaring bankruptcy. In fact, the reverse is true. However, wit...
Making it easier for business to connect with world-class R&D
31 May 2021 | Jessi Towns GAICD
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...
Six principles for boards on cyber-risk governance
17 May 2021 | Shelley Dempsey
The World Economic Forum has released an important blueprint for boards on the governance of cyber risk. Principles for Board Governance of Cyber Risk outlines six principles for the boards of organis...
Board and management
Keep one eye on pandemic fallout, and one on the longer term, says Global Risks Report 2021
3 May 2021 | Richard Smith-Bingham
Last year will forever be defined by COVID-19’s devastating impact on societies and economies. However the global pandemic also intersected with a range of other threats to accelerate and exacerbate p...
Economy and society and sustainability
Are audit committees responding effectively to new challenges?
1 April 2021 | Tony Rasman
The Hayne Royal Commission, the CBA Inquiry, and recently the Bergin report into Crown Casinos continue to spotlight governance failings. A lack of urgency in dealing with issues, poor reporting, and ...
The board’s role in preventing workplace sexual harassment
22 March 2021 | Shelley Dempsey
Sexual harassment is now recognised as an important governance issue. Organisations are considering the steps they must take to manage the risk and are shifting their focus from response to prevention...
Preventing workplace sexual harassment - obligations for directors
23 February 2021 | Laura Bacon
In January 2021, Safe Work Australia released new guidance aimed at assisting directors and officers discharge their duties under WHS laws to address the risk of sexual harassment occurring in the wor...
Work Health and Safety
What key directors have to say about risk and resilience
1 December 2020
Facing mounting strategic and operational risks, senior directors discuss the lessons they've learned in building resilience in this special Company Director-FM Global roundtable.
Crown Resorts inquiry puts risk management in the spotlight
1 December 2020 | Professor Pamela Hanrahan
From allegations of money laundering, breaching gambling laws and links to organised crime groups, the Crown Resorts inquiry raises questions about the Sydney casino board's ability to manage non-fina...