News

Climate change has Australia’s company directors worried

Australia’s company directors say climate change is the number one issue they want the federal government to address in the long-term. The bi-annual Director Sentiment Index also shows directors rating the quality of public policy debate in Australia as poor. And most directors support stronger penalties for corporate misconduct. Australia’s […]
Climate change has Australia’s company directors worried
Markets

ASX200 boards are edging closer to 30% female directors

Women now account for 28.5% of ASX200 board positions. The AICD, the peak company director body, says the year to date appointment rate for women is strong at 50%. There are now only three companies with no women on their boards, down from 30 companies when the AICD released its […]
ASX200 boards are edging closer to 30% female directors
Markets

Australia’s top boards are stacked with Anglo blokes

A study by the University of Sydney Business School finds that the boards of Australian companies are “male, pale, and stale.” Board members of ASX100 companies are overwhelmingly Anglo-Celtic and drawn from male-dominated business networks. To get a board position you need “to keep your head down, speak with an […]
Australia’s top boards are stacked with Anglo blokes
Markets

The role of Australia’s company directors has hit a turning point

The APRA report into the CBA has sent Australia’s company directors looking for solutions, to make sure they don’t walk the same path as the bank. The Australian Institute of Company Directors says the prudential regulator’s report is a turning point for directors. Alison Kitchen, the chair of KPMG Australia, […]
The role of Australia’s company directors has hit a turning point
Markets

Company directors: We need to talk about the royal commission

The scandals being revealed in the financial services royal commission have sent Australia’s company directors back to the think tank to look at the way boardrooms set the moral compasses of organisations. “We need to have another conversation about trust and integrity,” says Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) CEO […]
Company directors: We need to talk about the royal commission
News

Australia’s company directors want infrastructure spending ahead of tax reform

Company directors are calling for infrastructure to be put at the top of the priority list in next month’s Federal Budget. Members of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) want investment in renewable energy infrastructure. Only 10% think the government should prioritise investment in coal power. The AICD says […]
Australia’s company directors want infrastructure spending ahead of tax reform
News

REPORT CARD: Australia ‘must try harder’ on productivity

The AICD says Australia hasn’t made that much progress in improving productivity and prosperity for all. The company directors have released a report card showing weak results across governance, infrastructure, innovation, finance and not for profits. Australia mostly scores a week C. The highest was a B+ for innovation. Australia’s […]
REPORT CARD: Australia ‘must try harder’ on productivity
Markets

Australia’s directors are suddenly feeling more positive

Directors have suddenly become optimistic about Australia and have turned their attention to company culture. The latest Australian Institute of Company Directors’ (AICD) bi-annual Director Sentiment Index shows that directors are more confident than at any time in seven years since the measure started. And 90% of directors surveyed also […]
Australia’s directors are suddenly feeling more positive
News

REVIEW: Inside Australia’s peak company director course

The baseline qualification for a company director role. The best way to do the course. Tips and tricks on how to pass. The first company director course run by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) was in 1975. Since then about 40,000 have completed the course, which is widely […]
REVIEW: Inside Australia’s peak company director course
News

Australia’s company directors just had a sudden surge in confidence

Company directors are more confident now than they’ve been in the last six years but are still concerned about what’s happening in Canberra, according to a survey by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). The bi-annual Director Sentiment Index, compiled using feedback from 1,100 directors between March 24 and […]
Australia’s company directors just had a sudden surge in confidence