At the time of publishing, we have just concluded our national conference. As a member of Governance Institute, this event has always been a highlight of my year. It is a unique opportunity to reflect on what have been the burning issues of the last 12 months and what we as governance professionals may learn from them and think about for the year ahead.
I am sure many of you were informed, reassured and challenged, as I was, by the ideas presented by an impressive range of speakers this year —a year when the crucial role of governance has received such a high degree of scrutiny. In addition to the speaker sessions, our national conference has always been a valuable opportunity at which to connect with peers and meet new people. And I was delighted to be able to speak with many of you during the breaks and at the social events.