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The Damage Associated with Conflict of Interest

There are few things that damage a company’s reputation more than reports of conflict of…

Average Cost of a Data Breach is $2.62 million – IBM Ponemon

The average cost of a data breach in the APAC region is $2.62 million, according…

APRA improves Governance for Executive Pay

Remuneration policies are a key part of governance: There is a demand for increasing accountability…

How organisations can get more from their Company Secretary

Company secretaries vary enormously between organisations. Some fall into the role unexpectedly, often with little…

The Current Technology Problem in Boardrooms

Modern Governance Tools for improved board performance As boards of directors in Australia and New…

Role of the General Counsel in Corporate Governance  

The general counsel plays a key role at Australian and New Zealand companies, and corporate…

Corporate culture: It’s time for boards to dress for success

Debates about regulating organisational culture are frequently dogged by the assertion that it’s impossible to…

Best Practices for Minutes of the Board of Directors’ and the Shareholders’ Meetings

Minutes of board meetings are legally required in Australia and New Zealand In Australia, as…

Governance and security: casting the cyber-thieves out of the temple

Cyber-criminals know few ethical restraints and stealing from religious organisations certainly isn’t one of them.

Best Practices for Board Composition

What would the ideal board composition be for Australia and New…