• Company secretary vs risk manager vs governance professional — what is the difference?

    by Rachel Waterhouse, Executive Manager, Engagement, Governance Institute of Australia

    While a company secretary is a specific type of governance professional, there are many other types of governance and risk professionals. A person’s title and role can vary depending on the individual circumstances and needs of the organisation. This blog outlines the role of a company secretary, risk manager and governance professional. 

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  • When corporate governance isn’t enough

    by Julian Teicher, Deputy Dean (Research) and Professor Human Resources & Employment, School of Business and Law, CQUniversity

    The royal commission into the banking industry has highlighted an important paradox. While most large organisations have extensive policies and procedures, poor oversight and failure to create and sustain a climate which values good governance may produce unethical and even illegal activity.

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  • What millennials can bring to the board room

    by Holly Ransom, CEO, Emergent and guest speaker at Governance Institute National Conference

    Millennials, the generation born between the early 1980s and early 2000s, occupy 37% of the Australian workforce at the moment and are predicted to comprise near ¾ of the Australian workforce by 2025. They’re also a rapidly growing consumer group, with Macquarie forecasting that by 2028 one in every three dollars eared in Australia will be earned by a millennial. As this generation grows in both its workforce and consumer significance its critical all organisations are reflecting this generation in their broader board diversity. 

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  • Announcing Megan Motto as our new CEO

    by Governance Institute President, Warren Baillie FGIA

    Governance Institute of Australia has appointed Ms Megan Motto as its new Chief Executive Officer. Megan will commence in January 2019. The board is delighted that Megan Motto is joining the organisation.

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  • Boardroom behaviours: Five tips for board success

    by By Meegan George, Acting Chief Executive, Governance Institute

    We recently hosted a webcast on the behaviours of a high-performing board and board member. The panellists shared their personal insights on the attributes of an effective board director. Here are the top five tips that I gained from the webcast. 

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  • Royal commission into the aged care sector: Why individuals rather than corporations stand to lose the most

    by Howard Rapke, Melbourne Managing Partner of national law firm, Holding Redlich
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