Directors Colloquium

Conversations for Corporate Board Members

As the world becomes more volatile, uncertain and complex, the role of Directors of large organisations has never been more challenging or more important. Join the Directors Colloquium to hone your expertise as one of Australia’s most influential Company Directors.

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


Key Outcomes

  • 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
  • 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’
  • 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
  • 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.

Who Should Attend?

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

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

Key Presenters