• Newly released: Ep.4, S3 of TGE: 'In the boardroom'

    For our fourth episode of TGE Series 3: 'In the boardroom', Tim catches up with @John Heaton. John recently authored an update to the paper he posted in May of 2020 on Corporate Governance: An international perspective, with the intention being to reflect on the matters previously addressed, one year on through a global pandemic.  In this latest version, John says he is “…less optimistic now…in one significant respect…the international environment…is very different now…” John’s views will be the focus of this latest interview.

    [View the original paper]
    [View the revised paper]
    [Watch the episode]​​
  • New Guest Blog: 'Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance 2021'

    With the release of the revised Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (“MCCG 2021”), this month's guest blog comes from @Wei Fong Wong. Wei Fong shares a summary of its key focal points - such as the improvement of board policies and processes including those related to director selection, nomination and appointment - and goes on to consider whether compliance with corporate governance codes in your country has improved?

    Got an answer or just want to share your thoughts on the article? Read the blog & chat with Wei Fong directly in the comments below!
  • New discussion paper on Neurodiversity

    Are we falling short on realising the full potential value from our diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives on our corporate boards? 

    In a newly-published paper, authored by CGIC's @Dan Shepherdson, it is considered that "we need to expand on the conventional wisdom in this area, which these days, appears to be driven more-so by "quotas", versus the potential ability for these reconfigured DEI Boards to deliver truly new and innovative "value"".

    Read the paper & share your thoughts in conversation with Dan via this discussion!​
  • On Demand: 'The Realities of Digital Age Risk'

    Our latest Global webinar: 'The Realities of Digital Age Risk', in partnership with WhiteHawk, is now available to view on-demand, as are the accompanying slides.

    Director General, Tim Sheehy, has provided a summary of key highlights from Tuesday's webinar, and over the coming days you can engage in the ongoing discussion with our webinar panellists, who will be on-hand to answer your questions and provide their own key takeaways/tips from the session. So whether you joined us live, or once you've had chance to watch on-demand, we'd love to hear from you...
  • The Governance Exchange - Series 3, Ep.3, with Peter Turnbull, International President and NED

    "Getting to that diversity of thought situation, is much more than just throwing a diverse group of people together..."

    Watch now to hear more on Peter’s insights into boardroom behaviour from his perspective as Chair, as well as his views on regulatory changes impacting director’s liabilities.

    Episode 3 of Season 3 'In the boardroom' from The Governance Exchange initiative - now available on demand.


  • Board Diversity Index 2021 released

    The number of women in the boardroom has surged by 60% in the last five years and gender parity is now expected to be achieved in the boardroom by 2030, the latest Board Diversity Index – released today by Governance Institute of Australia and Watermark Search International – has found. However, the rate of change on cultural diversity has been glacial. 

    We wrap up the key findings of the national report that examined 300 organisations and more than 2000 board seats and put five types of diversity under the microscope: gender, cultural background, skills/ experience, age, and tenure and independence. 

  • Register now: 'The realities of digital age risk'

    Do you fully understand the digital-age risk landscape? Do you understand your organisation’s governance, risk and compliance priorities in the context of the digital-age? 

    Join us on 24 August for our next Global webinar, in partnership with WhiteHawk, Inc. This free-to-attend webinar and follow-up workshop of kicking-off a cyber risk programme is a must if you want your organisation to be resilient, responsive and successful today and into the future.

  • New Guest Blog - read here & share your thoughts!

    July's Guest Blog comes from @Paul Dubal, and considers 'Why Every Board Needs a Chair'.
    [Read the blog]

    Paul reflects on his first encounter of many, where the Chair was quite clearly out of their depth, and talks through the benefits of further development with regards to the individual, but also the organisation for which they are Chairing a board meeting.

    "The patience, maturity and wisdom of an excellent board Chair cannot be assumed. A coach can help them find their behavioural blind spots and bring EQ into their interactions and relationships with their fellow directors..."

    What are your thoughts, or perhaps your own experiences?
    Read the blog HERE and discuss with the author in the 'Comments' section below the post.​
  • Next episode available in Series 3 of The Governance Exchange!

    Episode 2, Series 3 of The Governance Exchange is now available to view.
    In the latest episode, we speak with @Lloyd Mander, another leading governance consultant, and get his perspective on behaviour in the boardroom. Lloyd also reflects on how you can prepare your board to solve complex problems, as outlined in his authored paper from December 2020.

    You can read the 'Diversity of Thought' here, and then catch the interview with Lloyd here.​
  • New episode for The Governance Exchange & an accompanying Thought Leadership Paper!

    Today we released the first episode in Series 3 of The Governance Exchange, this time featuring the topic of 'In the boardroom..' This series takes advantage of the unique perspective that governance professionals have in observing and participating in what happens in the boardroom.

    In the first episode, we speak with Dr Denis Mowbray, a leading governance, strategy and risk adviser about his new paper; 
    The Third Team: Linking boards and organisational performance.

    Read the paper, watch the interview, and don't forget to add your own thoughts and comments either underneath the Insights or in our discussion forum!
  • New Guest Blog added - read now!

    Do you observe a correlation between corporate governance practices and organisational performance – financial and operational? Do you observe that some changes or improvements in corporate governance practices are more impactful than others?

    @Christopher Russell has authored our latest Guest Blog, looking at corporate governance and board composition impacting corporate performance. Whether you work within or advise corporations, read the blog and have your say - share your thoughts with Christopher and your fellow eCommunity!

    Read it HERE.
  • On-Demand Webinar Now Available: 'Women in the boardroom: International Governance Stocktake'

    Following The Chartered Governance Institute's release of its recent thought-provoking report 'Women in the boardroom: international governance stocktake', last week we held a webinar to hear global perspectives from industry leaders discussing the findings of the report. 
    If you weren't able to join us, you can now view the on-demand recording in our library. 

    We also have a dedicated discussion thread where we have identified the key takeaways but also posed some unanswered questions as submitted by attendees. We encourage you to share your thoughts on either the recent report or what our panel talked through in the webinar - help us to continue the conversation!

    1. Read the report
    2. View the webinar on-demand
    3. Join the discussion

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  • Newly Published: Guest blog on 'Evolution of Modern Companies'

    Today we publish our first guest blog of 2021 as authored by @William Giesbers, this month on the subject of the 'Evolution of modern companies & how this has affected the roles and accountabilities of directors'

    William looks at how modern companies have evolved and considers how this evolution has affected the roles and accountabilities of directors.

    A commonly discussed topic, we highly recommend you give this blog a read and whilst you're there, why not share your own thoughts in the comments? Our guest authors are keen to engage in further conversation with regards to the blogs authored here.
  • The eCommunity is 1 year old!

    This month we celebrate the 1-year existence of this eCommunity! Visit the discussion to hear from one of our members on why she considers the platform to be of value in her day-to-day, but also to that of the wider Governance profession. 
    We very much welcome your thoughts too!

    Thank you for the role you've played as an active community member in the last 12 months. We couldn't have done it without you!

  • It's your last chance to register for international access to the Virtual National Conference 2020

    Governance Institute of Australia's first-ever virtual National Conference is available to the international community.

    Don't miss your chance to gain exclusive access to global leaders and invaluable thought leadership — beamed directly to you, wherever you are in the world, live and on-demand on an interactive event platform.

    View the full line-up of speakers.

  • Newly Published: Guest blog on 'Ethical Governance'

    Today we publish our November guest blog as authored by the esteemed @Trisha Mok, this month on the subject of 'ethical governance'. 

    Trisha reflects on the changing role of the governance professional whilst considering why culture and ethics matter, especially during a time in which companies and employees alike are facing significant challenges. 

    We highly recommend you give this blog a read and whilst you're there, why not share your thoughts in the comments? As an increasingly important topic of focus, we encourage you to share your ideas and opinions and engage with the authors of these blogs.

    [Read the blog]
  • TGE S2, ep.2 - Richard Taylor, Chief Executive, Lumi Global

    In episode 2, we speak to Richard Taylor who is Chief Executive at Lumi Global. Lumi Global has run over 2,500 virtual meetings this year and whilst circumstances made them a necessity, there are still issues to iron out. No one is better placed than Richard to look into the future of virtual meetings, what technology changes are still yet to come, how Regulators have assisted or hindered and how Governance Professionals can play a pivotal role in protecting the interests of issuers, investors and the wider stakeholders.

    For Governance Professionals this is an interview that goes to the heart of what we do.


  • Early bird available until 16 October — virtual National Conference 2020

    You are invited to gain exclusive access to global leaders and invaluable thought leadership at Governance Institute's virtual National Conference 2020. You will discover how to navigate uncertainty with clear vision, deep trust and adaptive strategy.  

    Tackle the biggest challenges in governance and risk management, ask the tough questions and solve pressing issues with insights from experts, including Michael Chaney AOMichelle Edkins and Diane Smith-Gander AO. 

    Register by Friday 16 October to save with early bird pricing.

  • CGI Webinar: 'The changing role of the governance professional post-Covid'

    On Thursday 8 October, we hosted our global webinar on 'The changing role of the governance professional post-Covid'. We were fortunate to hear from four governance professionals, on whether they thought the role has changed since the pandemic hit. Whilst the experiences were a little different in each case, all our panelists (and many attendees) agreed that it has created opportunity. It was also widely agreed that this is a pivotal moment for the profession in that if ever there is an extreme need for governance, that time is now. 

    If you were unable to join us live, or you were and you simply want to view it again, you can now access the recording on-demand here.

    Why not then review the session wrap-up over in our discussion forum, and share your own thoughts on the key questions raised during the webinar?
  • Virtual National Conference 2020: International Access Now Available

    Governance Institute of Australia's first-ever virtual National Conference is now available to the international community!

    In this conference, you will gain exclusive access to global leaders and invaluable thought leadership — beamed directly to you, wherever you are in the world, live and on-demand on an interactive event platform.

    You can save up to $100 with early bird prices today.