Directors Colloquium

UNSW Business School

How long?

  • 4 days
  • in person

What are the topics?

UNSW Business School


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Who should attend

This program has been developed by the AGSM specifically to build the expertise of:

  • Current board members of public companies
  • Current board members of public sector and state-owned corporations
  • Directors from regional organisations currently or seeking to do business in Australia

About the course

As the world becomes more volatile, uncertain and complex, the role of Directors of large organisations has never been more challenging or more important. The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) sponsored by King & Wood Mallesons and the Business Council of Australia, is holding the Corporate Directors Colloquium to help you hone your expertise as one of Australia’s most influential Company Directors.

Program participation is carefully curated through an application process to ensure that a cohort of experienced Directors learn together, build a strong network and discuss real challenges in confidence.

Key Outcomes

The role of the Board

  • Driving sustainable and value-led executive performance
  • Balancing a focus on opportunity and not mitigating risk alone
  • Remuneration design to attract and retain senior management
  • Crisis management and dealing with rapidly changing contexts
  • The role of the Board and its Directors in 2030

Risk, regulation and the legal environment

  • Duties and liabilities of directors and immunity from prosecution
  • Financial reporting; knowing how and when to ask the important questions
  • Information flow and Board reporting – understanding lead and lag indicator and setting the appropriate ‘watchtowers’

Strategy and decision making

  • Effective collective decision making; balancing constructive debate and challenge
  • Finding the line between growth strategy for the long term and immediate priorities to deliver shareholder value
  • Learning how to know ‘just enough’ technical expertise to ask informed questions without requiring deep subject matter expertise
  • Board succession planning

Stakeholder management

  • Reputation and brand management; effective stakeholder communications
  • Activist shareholders and proxy advisers
  • Stakeholder management including managing media and external advisors

Program Experience

Featuring a series of contemporary, specially developed case studies dissecting significant boardroom events including AMP, James Hardie, Qantas, Glencore, AWB, CBA, Origin Energy, Vocation, Wells Fargo and BHP, participating Directors will hear from speakers directly involved. Case studies will provide a forum to discuss key challenges faced by boards in a confidential environment.


Jeffrey Tobias

An accomplished strategist, with years of commercial and business experience, Jeffrey works with organisations to improve customer experience and increase revenue growth by transforming the way they do business. He is a thought leader on innovation and collaboration, and his work is being applie...

Pamela Hanrahan

Professor Pamela Hanrahan is Professor of Commercial Law and Regulation. She is one of Australia's leading authorities on financial services law and regulation. In addition to her academic career at the UNSW Business School and, previously, the Melbourne Law School and as a Visitor at the Centre ...

Tim Bednall

Tim Bednall is a Partner of King & Wood Mallesons who practises in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance. Tim was Chairman of the Australian partnership of KWM from January 2010 to December 2012, during which time the combination between King & Wood and Malles...

Shannon Finch

Shannon Finch is a senior M&A partner with global corporate law firm, Jones Day. Shannon has in-depth experience in all aspects of corporate law involving governance, M&A, private equity, equity capital markets (IPOs and secondary raisings), debt capital markets, restructurings, and worko...

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Directors Colloquium at UNSW Business School

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