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The Future of Directorship

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On the 14th of March 2012 David Gonski made a presentation at the Australian Institute of Company Directors luncheon on the future of directorship. His speech was thought provoking and whilst I didn’t agree with his position on all of the topics, the consensus on our table was that his views were thoughtfully developed and […]

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Is the Executive Remuneration debate clouding all judgement on director liability?

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I attended a briefing held by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) called Directing Tomorrow Today: The Essential Director’s Update. For me this is a must attend event, as there is a wealth of quality information provided on current issues relating to the essential process of quality company directorship. There is an enormous amount […]

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Non executive directors liability issues

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At our recent “Chatham House” meeting (graduates of the AICD course in Perth) we discussed the issues of: 1. Some of the great practical advice that graduates of the AICD Company Directors course had been able to apply; and 2. The legal issues and risks of being a director, particularly non-executive The course is very […]

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VC Startups Carnival

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The Startups Carnival runs from March 3 to 17 2008 and is a great opportunity for those people trying to get a new initiative off the ground in the technology space. With an initial focus towards Web 2.0 / Social Networking but also inclusive of other technology environments, initiatives in green technology, it will be […]

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Are Directors distracted by compliance?

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I recently attended a workshop held by the Australian Institute of Company Directors that was discussing the challenges of compliance, particularly related to the continuous disclosure legal requirements of Australian companies. The intent of the requirement is to ensure continuous disclosure to ensure an equally and adequately informed stock market. A case study was presented […]