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The importance of accurate board minutes came under the spotlight at the Financial Services Royal Commission, and governance professionals are now reviewing their minute taking practices to ensure they remain fit for purpose and meet the relevant legal obligations.
The Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia have collaborated to explore the most critical issues for boards and will be releasing a joint statement in August, supported by a barristers' opinion, to outline our position on these issues.
Watch this on-demand webcast to explore the hot topics including:
Who should attend?
This session is important for board directors, company secretaries, governance and risk management professionals, and anyone involved in the preparation of board minutes.
Graham Bradley AM FAICD, Non-Executive Director
Graham Bradley AM FAICD is a professional company director and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of GrainCorp, HSBC Bank Australia and EnergyAustralia Holdings. He is a director of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Chairman of Infrastructure NSW. He is also a director of Tennis Australia and chairs Virgin Australia International Holdings and Ensemble Theatre Limited. Graham was Managing Director of Perpetual Limited from 1995-2003 and President of the Business Council of Australia from 2009-2011. Graham was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2009 in recognition of his contribution to business, medical research and the arts. He was Australian Institute of Company Directors Distinguished Fellow for 2012.
Anna Sandham FGIA, Senior Governance Consultant, Company Matters
Anna has two decades of experience as a company secretary and governance professional. Prior to joining Company Matters in 2012, Anna was a Company Secretary at AMP Financial Services and prior to that was Company Secretary at Westpac Banking Corporation where she also led the secretariat function with the BT Financial Group. Anna has held company secretarial roles within the private and public sectors, including NRMA Limited and is a Fellow of Governance Institute of Australia and a member of its Legislative Review Committee.
Douglas Gration FGIA, Barrister
Douglas is a Barrister at the Victorian Bar and appears in commercial and corporate cases in state Supreme Courts, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia. From 2001 to 2007, Douglas was the Company Secretary of Telstra Corporation Limited where his responsibilities included the provision of corporate governance advice to the board, managing Telstra's share registry and shareholder communications and managing the administration of Telstra's subsidiaries.
Chair: Catherine Maxwell FGIA, General Manager, Policy and Advocacy, Governance Institute of Australia
Catherine has a strong background in governance and policy gained at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, the ASX Corporate Governance Council, ASX, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Financial Services Council. Qualified as a lawyer, she has also held roles as a company secretary with The Cancer Council NSW, NPP Australia Limited and Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets Limited.