Too much or too little information? The role of a secretary is to get the balance right.
Proceedings at the banking royal commission suggest if it isn't in the minutes of a board meeting, the board didn't consider it. It makes the role of the company secretary critical.
Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes.
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Elizabeth Holmes has been charged with 'massive fraud'. She maintains her innocence but what lessons can boards take away from the whole affair?
The Facebook CEO has promised to ‘do better’.
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Zuckerberg's control over the way Facebook is run far outstrips his shareholdings. That can be a problem when scandals hit.
Men’s dominance in the boardroom has barely changed over the years.
The share of board seats held by women varies dramatically across the country, from none in Alaska to close to half in New Mexico. A few key policies may make all the difference.
Increasing the amount of skills on a board from 10 to 13 reduces firm performance by about 2.4%, research finds.
If there are more directors with common skills on boards, then they are more likely to communicate effectively.
The leadership crisis experienced at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa reveals deep seated corporate governance failures in the management of the country's state owned enterprises.
Airports Company of South Africa, a majority state owned enterprise, is set to be hit by a regulatory own-goal that puts further pressure on the country's credit rating.
This lady’s for turning.
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Theresa May has dropped her pledge to put workers on company boards. It's a big concession to vested business interests.
Australian company directors need to be aware of climate risks in their decision-making.
Company directors who ignore or don't properly asses climate related risks could be found liable for breaching their duty of care.
Business executives need to pay more attention to the information they are protecting.
Instead of relying on cyber insurance to protect businesses against the damages of attacks, executives should get to know the information they are protecting.
The research found it may be the executives, not the shareholders, who are holding back innovation in business.
Research shows the short-term view focus of senior executives may be inhibiting a long-term investment in innovation.
A High Street store may give Theresa May the model for bolstering the role of employees in how companies are run.
Australian banks improved their efficiency after the introduction in 2003 of the ASX Principles of Good Corporate Governance, which aimed for improved governance mechanisms and thus better control over bank management.
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Good corporate governance is good for efficiency and profit in banks. But having independent board members and the number of board meetings don't play a role, research shows.
Successful group outcomes aren’t guaranteed by the simple recipe of ‘Just add diversity.’
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The relationship between social science research and advocates and policymakers is undermined if they cherry-pick evidence that supports their goals, ignoring the wider field.
Flag carrier. Easyjet CEO Carolyn McCall.
Measures to bring more female directors into the executive suite are failing to boost performance. Here's why...
Research has found when super funds share the same directors, fund performance can suffer.
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Super funds are being asked to improve board governance, and their starting point should be to consider stamping out multiple directorships.
It will take more than the quotas Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has suggested to add diversity to Australian boards.
By assuming that prior service on a board is the prerequisite to success, companies are overlooking a large pool of talented women.
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For a cultural benchmark of our nation’s best and brightest, there’s something wrong with the BBC show University Challenge. If you tuned in over the festive period for the seasonal special final, you…
Research dispels the myth that if Lehman Brothers had been “Lehman Sisters” it would not have collapsed.
There is a popular notion abroad that women are not risk takers and their mere presence on a bank board will reduce risky strategies and behaviours. Over the past years there has been an increasing trend…
Australian women on ASX200 boards often have strong backgrounds in law, finance, accounting and investment banking.
Australia is one of the worst performers in board gender diversity. In an attempt to combat this, women have been encouraged to head to the not-for-profit sector to gain board experience as a stepping…