Due Diligence Check List for Board Directors

When considering joining a board of directors as a Non-Executive Director where you will have fiduciary responsibilities, it is imperative that you treat board appointments with a high level of care. Board appointments are not easy to unravel when things go wrong; directors have substantial responsibilities including ongoing responsibilities for several years post resigning as a board director. […]

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How to Attract Smart Capital for Early Stage Businesses in Australia

Capital raising for early stage businesses and pre-revenue businesses remains challenging in Australia. There have been some good initiatives in this space, favorable legislation and tax incentives, there seems to be a wave of new incubators, but many high potential early-stage businesses are starved for funds and in particular ‘smart capital’. The majority of sophisticated investors […]

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Old School Networks Are Alive & Well

Old School Networks Alive and Well We like to think that we don’t have a class system in Australia and that we don’t have an elite group of people running the country and our largest most powerful companies, but nothing could be further from the truth. Its been a while since a major study has […]

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The Bamboo Ceiling: Asian Talent Missing from the Boardroom and ASX Leadership Teams

The bamboo ceiling is the invisible barrier to professional advancement for Australians with an Asian cultural background and it clearly exists. Statistics in this area on every level from Diversity Council Australia are disappointing. Less than 2% of Asians are in senior leadership positions in ASX200 companies, and less than 4% of Asians are in the boardroom. Anyone […]

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