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Risk management a great career option for success minded professionals

Posted by Peter Wyntie Director and Principal Consultant, Peter Whyntie & Associates Pty Ltd on 25/05/2017

If there is one thing I’ve learned after 25 years in the risk business, it’s that you’ve got to keep on top of your game and walk the talk. Risk management in any space has been a burning issue — especially since the Global Financial Crisis — and organisations are always on the lookout for qualified risk managers, particularly those with ‘stand-out’ qualifications like Governance Institute’s Risk and Governance Professional designation which is — without doubt — one of the best on offer.

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Shareholder activism: A new frontier for governance professionals

Posted by Michael Chandler, Governance Director, GPS on 25/05/2017

Governance professionals take note!  Institutional shareholders are becoming very active when it comes to governance concerns presenting themselves at shareholder meetings, be it at the annual general meeting or a requisitioned extraordinary meeting, so ignore them at your peril.

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Culture and corporate governance in 2017

Posted by Alberto Colla, Partner MinterEllison on 24/05/2017

While regulators worldwide have extracted nearly A$400 billion in fines from banks and investment banks for various scandals since the global financial crisis, unethical conduct is not just the province of the financial sector. Last year, Volkswagen agreed to a US$14.7 billion settlement in the US, admitting it had installed software in diesel cars to cheat exhaust emission tests.

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In an age of disruption — trust is a real issue for boards

Posted by Rachel Botsman, author of the upcoming book, 'Who Can You Trust?' on 23/05/2017

A key issue for boards to embrace is that the real disruption happening is not technology itself, but the massive trust shift it creates

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Carving a successful career in governance

Posted by Helen Wild, accountant, internal auditor, non-executive director and winner of the Ian Falconer Award on 17/05/2017

I was honored, surprised and truly chuffed when I was recently awarded the Semester 2, 2016 Ian Falconer Award for the Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance’s overall best graduating student. 

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Culture counts so safeguard it at all cost

Posted by Heather Brown, Executive Director KordaMentha Corporate on 10/05/2017

The takeout from corporate scandals tracing back to the early 2000s make it very clear that without an ethical and compliant culture, organisations are at risk. The good thing now of course is that the concept of culture is moving from a lofty, soft concept to something that should be defined, measured and improved.

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