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Oct
23
Tue
2018
9:00 am How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ Institute of Directors
How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ Institute of Directors
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
How to become a Non-Executive Director – London 23 October 2018 @ Institute of Directors
Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course. ‘A well structured and presented introduction to the responsibilities, challenges and attributes required of being a[...]
Nov
27
Tue
2018
9:00 am How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ The Waterfront
How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ The Waterfront
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
How to become a Non-Executive Director – Bristol 27 November 2018 @ The Waterfront
Are you thinking of becoming a Non-Executive Director as part of a Portfolio Career or to develop your boardroom skills prior to taking up an executive director role? Join us on Tuesday, November 27 2018 to[...]
Jun
11
Tue
2019
9:00 am The Effective Non-Executive Dire... @ The Plaza
The Effective Non-Executive Dire... @ The Plaza
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Effective Non-Executive Director – Liverpool 11 June 2019 @ The Plaza
The effective Non-Executive Director course helps you to be an effective non-executive director. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge. This one-day interactive course is aimed[...]
Oct
8
Tue
2019
9:00 am The Effective Non-Executive Dire... @ Institute of Directors
The Effective Non-Executive Dire... @ Institute of Directors
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Effective Non-Executive Director – London 8 October 2019 @ Institute of Directors
The effective Non-Executive Director course helps you to be an effective non-executive director. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge. This one-day interactive course is aimed[...]
Nov
6
Wed
2019
9:00 am The Effective Non-Executive Dire... @ Institute of Directors
The Effective Non-Executive Dire... @ Institute of Directors
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Effective Non-Executive Director – London 6 November 2019 @ Institute of Directors
The effective Non-Executive Director course helps you to be an effective non-executive director. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge. This one-day interactive course is aimed[...]

Red tape ‘costing WA $37 billion a year’

Self-imposed red tape is costing Western Australia $37 billion a year and putting the brakes on productivity and innovation, according to a report.

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Business costs itself billions in internal red tape

Red tape has long been blamed for whittling away company profits in Australia, but global accounting firm Deloitte says internal red tape and self-imposed rules are costing businesses twice as much as government regulations.

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Progress made in Trans-Pacific trade deal: Andrew Robb

Federal Trade Minister Andrew Robb says “significant progress” has been made in finalising the Trans-Pacific trade deal this weekend.

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Australia a paradise for corporate crooks says regulator

The head of Australia’s corporate regulator says Australia is “a paradise for white collar crime”.

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Shareholder activists target long-serving and over-committed directors

Big proxy advisory firms are campaigning to ensure the majority of directors in a boardroom should be truly independent, leading to significant implications for corporate Australia and the structure of its boardrooms.

So when does an independent director cease to be independent and how many directorships are too many?

Regulators ASX and ASIC do not have definitive rulings but the trend will particularly target businesses where families or founders have large share holdings in the business.

Shareholder activist Stephen Mayne says big companies will increasingly get strong protest votes against entrenched directors.

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ACTEW executives given payouts worth $1.7m

The ACT’s publicly owned water, sewerage and energy provider ACTEW paid four departing executives nearly $1.7 million in termination payments, according to its annual report.

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