Governance – what you need to know

Governance – what you need to know

This webinar aims to provide a brief overview of the roles and responsibilities of the board or committee to enable them to successfully govern their organisation. The aim is to unravel the 10 Not for Profit Principles set by the Australian Institute of Company Directors, providing practical examples of how committees and boards can achieve good governance. Hosted by BEC Business Advisor Kevin Bascomb with guest speaker Mary Hoodless, an experienced governance consultant.

Topics include:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the board or committee member
  • Strategy
  • Risk management
  • Measuring performance
  • Sustainability
  • Legal and fiduciary duties
  • The CEO, board composition
  • Renewal, accountability and transparency
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Conduct and compliance
  • Culture

About the Guest Speaker, Mary Hoodless:

Mary is the founder of Karoo Consultancy and Governance Assist. She is an experienced governance and organisational development consultant, specialising in the health, local governance, and not for profit sectors. Clients include public and not for profit services and health services, local governments, regional tourism organisations, community and education services, aged care and is herself Chair of Regional Development Australia Murray Board.

Mary has extensive experience working on and with Boards, which led her to acquire a deep understanding of the needs of Boards that are both developing and high performing, with regard to performance review and capability development. She is passionate about good governance and succession planning and has an exceptional ability to work with Boards to understand where they are at and what assistance will benefit them most.

Mary has a number of publications in national and international journals and holds tertiary and vocational qualifications, as a graduate of LaTrobe University’s masters of applied science (Research) program.

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