• Is your board ready for net-zero?

    Everyone has a part to play in climate action, not least boards of directors. Boards of directors, as the stewards of their companies, are vital to the success of their organisations' journeys towards Net Zero. Expectations are high, time is tight & the work to be done is huge. For your board, how would you answer the following questions?


  • 99seconds of governance on... 'Corporate Governance in Election Manifesto'

    "…it is time to talk about the changes and steps to take in order to have a more secure and safer environment…to give one’s idea on how to improve the surrounding for people to have safe living, rather than spreading racial and hate propaganda. Good governance on election manifesto gets the people to work on it the day they are elected to represent the community that voted for them. Good governance on election manifesto builds trust and gives confidence to people to vote for the right party that prioritises peoples’ health and wellbeing."

    Listen HERE to what Vasanthi had to share in her 99seconds of governance.

    What are the major impacts to the Governance profession right now?
    What issues are keeping you up at night?
    What are you struggling with in your day-to-day role?
    Why are we asking? Because we want to hear from you. In 99 Seconds, we want to hear those bitesize glimpses of governance where you share topics with your peers that are important and impactful to you. Just like Vasanthi did.

    Drop us a message to learn more!

  • Eye-to-Eye Virtual Networking - A Summary

    Last week we launched our first Eye-to-Eye networking sessions on the topics of 'Governance and Data-Informed Decision Making' and 'EQ for the Governance Professional'. Attendees participated in some really engaging and insightful conversations, sharing their experiences and providing particular examples in response to questions asked. We've provided our summaries of both sessions, which you can read - and contribute to - if you head to the Governance Gateway sub-community.

    These sessions are not recorded so they're certainly not events to miss out on, but we'll always ensure there's a continued discussion that we invite all to participate in after the event.

    We'd like to say a big thank you to @Malcolm Fraser and @Paul Dubal for their contributions to both sessions, and for assisting us in launching this new initiative! We are greatly appreciative of the support, and strongly encourage others to review the summaries and share your own thoughts!

  • Only a few places remaining...!

    Don't forget we launch the first two sessions in our Quarter 1 'Eye-to-Eye Virtual Networking' tomorrow! There are limited spaces remaining & sessions will not be available on-demand, so be sure to secure your place and register now!

    Head to the Governance Gateway sub-community to find out more & register your place.

  • First 'Eye-to-Eye Virtual Networking' sessions announced!


    We're delighted to inform you that the first of our quarterly Eye-to-Eye virtual networking sessions are now open for registration. 

    All we'll say here is that there will be two different topical sessions, running at different times on Thursday 23rd February to accommodate for all time-zones. But you've got to have joined our sub-community to access the full information! So if you're keen to boost your professional development with a free discussion session on either 'Governance & Data-informed Decision-making' with @Malcolm Fraser or 'EQ for the Governance Professional' with @Paul Dubal, head on over to the Governance Gateway sub-community to register!

    Haven't joined our latest sub-community yet? Here's how:
  • Questions from the next generation...

    Whether you're new to the profession or you've worked in Governance for a while, as part of our recent Governance Gateway sub-community, we launched a 'Governance Then & Now' initiative. In this, we ask new and experienced professionals the same set of questions, in an attempt to see how perspectives have changed, if at all.

    Two of our new professionals posed the following questions:
    1. "Following the recent expansion of Company Secretary responsibilities, and overseeing almost all the core areas of the company, do you think some current responsibilities of the Company Secretary are irrelevant and should be considered to be removed? If so, what would those be?" 

    2. "How are we going to elevate ourselves by moving onto the next stage, after being qualified?"

    Visit the thread to view their interviews in full. You can also hear from some of our more experienced professionals and see how your views compare!

    The Governance Gateway is now open, so we look forward to seeing you there!​​​
  • Summary piece - 'Values of Belonging, Dignity and Justice'

    Following October's webinar on the Values of Belonging, Dignity and Justice, there is now a summary document available, detailing the key discussions and conclusions drawn from the session.
    To download a copy, please click here.
  • Have you entered the Governance Gateway yet?

    You may have noticed recently that we've been talking a lot about our new 'Governance Gateway' sub-community - intended as the go-to hub for new graduates & new members. 
    But... whilst the resources and conversations are focused on those who are new to the profession and new to the Institute, we'd still love to have input from everyone! 

    There's a chance to compare stories with other experienced professionals, whilst simultaneously guiding new professionals by answering their questions and generally discussing those all-important 'Governance-101' topics. 

    [Join the Governance Gateway]
    (You can also view this brief tutorial video below of how to access the sub-community!)

    We greatly value everybody's input in these dedicated spaces, so do join us in the Governance Gateway and welcome those that are new members and/or newly qualified!
  • Ethics Index 2022 released

    The seventh annual Ethics Index has revealed a dip in the nation’s levels of trust for the second year in a row, representing a big U-turn from the record highs of the first year of the pandemic.
  • Our end of year sale is underway

    Short courses, Certificates and membership bundles are just some of the great things we have to offer.
  • ON-DEMAND: CGI Global Webinar - Values of Belonging, Dignity and Justice

    If you weren't able to join us for the live discussion, you can now watch our latest webinar on 'Values of Belonging, Dignity and Justice' on-demand.

    [Watch on-demand]
    [Download the BDJ Paper]

    We'd like to take this opportunity to once again thank our esteemed panel of speakers, and all those who joined the live webinar, representing a truly global community of governance professionals from all corners of the world!
  • One week left to register for National Conference

    Join us at the Melbourne Convention Centre for two days and hear from the world's most respected governance and risk management voices as we explore the continuous shift in political, economic, geopolitical and social global landscapes.
  • Recognition of outstanding contribution!

    We'd like to take a moment to share with you that @Troy Williams is the very first eCommunity user to achieve Gold Member status! Troy has set the bar by way of engagement within the eCommunity, paving the way as our first MVP (Most Valued Professional) for this platform.

    We caught up with Troy to get his feedback on what the value of the eCommunity is to him...

    ​Troy has been an incredible advocate for the eCommunity along the journey so far, and we hope that his experiences inspire you to engage with the content housed here. Thank you Troy, for your ongoing contribution to the development of this community space.

    How do I 'up my game'?

    Quite simply, the eCommunity registers a certain number of 'engagement points' each time you contribute to ongoing activity, so if you'd like to achieve a similar accolade, all you really have to do is add a comment or post a discussion now and then! Simple!

    Without the people at the heart of a profession, an eCommunity like this means very little; but your interaction and knowledge-sharing helps, encourages & connects fellow professionals around the world. For that, we thank you, and we hope to see the conversation continuing to thrive with your ongoing support!

  • News Update - August 2022

    Check out the latest News Update articles on our website.

  • One month to go until National Conference

    Join us at the Melbourne Convention Centre or virtually for two days and hear from the world's most respected voices in governance and risk management as we explore the continuous shift in political, economic, geopolitical and social global landscapes.
  • National Public Sector Governance Forum registrations open

    Join us on Friday, 18 November for this highly informative event, designed for governance and risk management professionals to access the latest news, trends and issues facing your role within the public sector. 
    The Forum will be held virtually, and face-to-face at U City, Adelaide.
  • News Update - July 2022

    Check out the latest News Update articles on our website.

  • Career kick-start seminars

    Join us for a lunchtime seminar to hear from the experts on maximising your governance and risk management career. ​
  • 2022 Board & Executive Remuneration Report launched

    The latest annual Board & Executive Remuneration Report has been released today by Aon and Governance Institute of Australia.
    All Governance Institute members can download a complimentary abridged version of the report
  • 'Stay signed in' - increased duration

    We recently heard from several of you that despite ticking the 'stay signed in' check-box on the sign-in page, the eCommunity hasn't kept you logged in when you've come back say, the next day. 

    Whilst the site will log you out automatically after a certain amount of time, purely as a security feature, we are pleased to inform you that the 'stay signed in' function, has now been pushed to 72 hours.

    We will continue working with our site developers to see if we can increase this further, but we hope this will be beneficial to many of you for the time being!
  • 2022 Board Diversity Index released

    The findings of the latest Board Diversity Index are in, providing a snapshot of Australia’s top 300 boardrooms in 2022.
  • News Update - May 2022

    Check out the latest News Update articles on our website.

  • The eCommunity is the place to be...


    As part of a 4-week 'Refresh & Reach Out' campaign for the eCommunity, we wanted to share our new video with you: the people at the heart of the profession. Over the last 2 years, you've contributed your discussions, engaged in global webinars, and participated in an ever-growing global network of governance professionals, and we are truly grateful for your support in helping us build an increasingly collaborative eCommunity. 

    Over the next 4 weeks, you'll see an increase in eCommunity-related activities, all of which are leading to the development of a very exciting project later this year... (watch this space!). In the meantime though, we've provided a couple of additional videos to ensure you're getting maximum value from the platform - check them out below!

    VIEW: eCommunity 'how-to' navigation tutorials
    VIEW: eCommunity member testimonials

    Thank you for joining us on the journey so far, and we look forward to continuing the conversation with you!

  • SURVEY OPEN: Driving the digital revolution: A guide for boards

    Governance Institute is devising a roadmap to help boards tackle the digital transformation - and we want to hear from you. The survey will take approximately six minutes to complete, is anonymous, and closes on 20 May 2022.
  • News Update - April 2022

    Check out the latest News Update articles on our website.
  • Guide for boards and management on the path to net zero

    Today Governance Institute of Australia launched a step-by-step guide for boards and management on the path to net zero. Outlining key steps - from engaging your board in the climate conversation to managing legal and stakeholder expectations – this guide will help ensure climate governance is built into your organisation’s strategy.

    “This new guide is designed to assist all organisations – large and small and across sectors – to take immediate action on climate,” CEO Megan Motto said.
  • New 'Front-of-Mind' Blog from the Director General

    The latest 'Front-of-Mind' blog, as authored by Director General, Tim Sheehy, is now available to view.

    "In the past, [Tim] has written about The Chartered Governance Institute's membership of the Value Reporting Foundation and the movement toward more uniform global reporting standards. CGI is supportive of the consolidation of reporting standards and so [he] would like to take this opportunity to bring you up to date on progress."

    [Read the blog in full]
  • On Demand: 'Ethical Governance in AI' Webinar & Further Reading

    We recently published a Thought Leadership Paper AND held a global webinar on the topic of 'Ethical Governance in AI'. If you haven't had a chance to download the Paper, or you weren't able to tune in to the live webinar, don't worry, we've got you covered! You can download the Paper HERE, and view the on-demand recording HERE

    We also have additional resources on 'Ethical Artificial Intelligence', 'The Role of Artificial Intelligence', an in-depth summary of the webinar, PLUS... an ongoing conversation discussing the key findings and practical steps to employ around the ethical governance of AI..
    <<< Join Gertrude Takawira in conversation!