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  • Five challenges facing grassroots sports

    by Steven Burrell, Chief Executive, Governance Institute and long-time district cricket player and club president
    15/05/2018

    The Queensland launch of Working in Sports Essentials brought over 100 years of collective experience in sports to the table — John Buchanan, Director and Owner, Buchanan Success Coaching and former coach of the Australian Men’s Cricket Team, Peter Cummisky, CEO of QSports, and Gail Torrens, CEO of Tenpin Bowling Queensland. Here are the five biggest challenges they discussed.

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  • What can we learn about culture from the CBA report?

    by Steven Burrell, Chief Executive Officer, Governance Institute of Australia
    10/05/2018

    What the APRA Prudential Inquiry into the Commonwealth Bank of Australia shows us all too clearly is that it is not good enough to take a limited view on risk management. If you have not yet read the report, I commend it to you – as a case study, it is a primer in corporate governance especially as relates to culture and accountability. Many company boards will do self-assessments against this report. We have begun receiving enquiries about how to assist and we expect to develop a variety of professional development offerings that will lean on the learnings.

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  • Getting Agile at Atlassian

    by Guy Herbert, head of IT risk and compliance at Atlassian and also their risk futurist
    09/05/2018

    Organisations will see more ownership at the coalface of risk management and it will be teams, not lone geniuses solving problems.

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  • What I wish I knew before becoming a director

    by Dr Peter Crow, Board Advisor & Company Director
    04/05/2018

    A senior director once told me, “What you see may not be what it is”. Looking back on 20 years of boardroom experience, two things have stood out: no one has all the answers, and the importance of listening to various perspectives can never be underestimated.

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  • Three top tips for postgraduate students — from someone who’s been there, done that

    by Stephanie Vass, Executive General Manager — Legal, Risk and Safety Chandler Macleod Group Limited.
    01/05/2018

    Stephanie Vass, Executive General Manager — Legal, Risk and Safety Chandler Macleod Group Limited.

    As someone who has completed and meaningfully benefited from Governance Institute’s Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance, I’m keen to share my experiences and top tips for anyone considering postgraduate study.

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  • Top five challenges for governance and risk management professionals in 2018

    by Meegan George, Chief Commercial Officer
    16/04/2018

    In the boardroom and throughout the organisation there is no getting away from strategy, culture and technology. Are these elements embedded in your daily action plan? Or are they simply buzzwords?

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