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
Strategy

5 ways Australian boards can take responsibility for company culture

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes but the most successful of them all share one common trait — an outstanding corporate culture. After the outgoing ASIC boss, Greg Medcraft, suggested that boards take greater responsibility for corporate culture, the idea of company values has been at the forefront of […]
5 ways Australian boards can take responsibility for company culture
Strategy

Women With Finance Skills Have A Much Easier Time Landing Board Seats

[credit provider=”statigr.am/boomboomer” url=”http://statigr.am/p/344575328424442223_9481677″] Almost half of female executive directors are financially qualified, while 65 per cent have a financial background, the study shows. This compares to just 26 per cent of their male colleagues being financially qualified and 44 per cent having a financial background, the report from Cranfield School […]
Women With Finance Skills Have A Much Easier Time Landing Board Seats
Strategy

It Will Take 73 Years For There To Be An Equal Number Of Men And Women Leaders

[credit provider=”statigr.am/victor_sarinana” url=”http://statigr.am/p/327035340519821086_35697994″] It will take more than 70 years for there to be the same number of women as men in leadership roles. At the current rate of growth, this number will not be on par until the year 2085, according to a new study by the Women’s College at the University […]
It Will Take 73 Years For There To Be An Equal Number Of Men And Women Leaders
Strategy

Duke Energy Could Be Wrecked By Governance Problems

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a7/Duke_Energy_Field_Services_%28East_Texas_Plant%29.jpg”] A Friday SEC filing saw the resignation of two more Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) directors, the latest development since a surprising board coup led to the July 2nd removal of CEO Bill Johnson. The retirees, John D. Baker II and Theresa M. Stone, were legacy Progress […]
Duke Energy Could Be Wrecked By Governance Problems
Strategy

CEOs Who Also Serve As Chairmen Are Robbing Their Shareholders Blind

[credit provider=”Youtube”] Everyone says you should not let the CEO—who is supposed to be held in check by the board—become the chairman of the board.The Council of Institutional Investors has “long advocated” that boards be chaired by independent directors except in very limited circumstances.
CEOs Who Also Serve As Chairmen Are Robbing Their Shareholders Blind