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  • Three ways you can #BalanceForBetter this International Women’s Day

    by Megan Motto, Chief Executive, Governance Institute of Australia
    08/03/2019

    Today, on International Women’s Day we celebrate the collective achievements of women and raise our voices on the issue of gender equality. I’m purpose-driven, so I’m am vitally aware of the importance of making a positive impact for women, every day. As leaders, we need to invest in initiatives and practices that encourage #BalanceForBetter.

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  • My career journey to Group Risk Manager for the BPAY Group

    by Francesca Dickson FGIA FCIS, Group Risk Manager, BPAY
    08/03/2019

    With fifteen years of experience in corporate governance under my belt, I am currently working as the Group Risk Manager at BPAY. Risk and governance is not something I always intended to go into, but it has proven to be one of the most versatile and rewarding career paths. This is my career journey.

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  • Six weeks and a roadshow in…

    20/02/2019

    This week marks my sixth at the Governance Institute of Australia, and I wanted to take this opportunity to share an update about my early days with the association. My initial observations are overwhelmingly positive: we have great staff, a committed board, strong products and a reputation for excellence, transparency and integrity.

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  • My first week as CEO of Governance Institute

    22/01/2019

    One week in, and I’m excited to be leading Governance Institute of Australia into what will be a huge 2019. Thank you to everyone who has already reached out with their support, and provided such warm welcomes.

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  • Managing the work-life-study balance as a postgraduate student

    by Penelope Wakefield GIA(Cert), Governance, Risk and Compliance Consultant, Complispace
    12/12/2018

    Those of us who have been in the workforce for some time can really benefit from the knowledge refresh and new skills offered by postgraduate study. However, trying to find that elusive balance between full-time work, study, family and fun, can seem overwhelming. Here are my top tips for managing the work-life-study balance.

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  • Shareholder primacy — going beyond the shareholder

    by Catherine Maxwell FGIA, Executive Manager, Policy & Advocacy, Governance Institute of Australia
    07/12/2018

    The debate between those who advocate that the purpose of the company is to only to make profits for shareholders (shareholder primacy), and those who consider that a company should take into account a broader range of interests has a venerable history. We have seen advocates for both sides of the debate active in the last few weeks. We have also seen discussions about whether Australian law should change to include provisions which specifically permit directors to consider non-shareholder interests as has been done in parts of the US and the UK.

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