Heritage, and its vital place in an organisation’s culture, is something that I am very passionate about. Last month I wrote to you about my pride in being Governance Institute’s President in its 110th year. And for those of you who don’t know me — my day job is as CFO and company secretary of Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group in Western Australia. It is now in its 189th year of existence and is the second oldest (continuously running) family business in Australian history.
These are two extraordinary examples of history and heritage in our young country, and leave a powerful cultural legacy. I want to take that prestige and look at new ways to ensure Governance Institute stays relevant long into the future.