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Director masterclass: How to be effective, protected and prepared (North Sydney)

Start Thu 26 Mar 2020 9:00 AM
End Thu 26 Mar 2020 1:30 PM
Event Code EVE2006736

Date: Thursday, 26 March 2020
Location: NSW Business Chamber, Level 15, 140 Arthur Street, North Sydney NSW 2060
Time/Duration: 9.00am – 1:30pm
Presenter:  Suzie Leask, Associate Director, Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA)

Course Overview

While being a director can be incredibly rewarding, it can also come with the risk of legal exposure when things go wrong. It is important to be prepared and protect not only the business, but also to best position yourself to avoid personal liability and potential penalties.

Whether you are a newly appointed director wanting to expand your knowledge or a seasoned director looking for a refresher on the current regulatory changes, this is a valuable best practice session that will cover all areas of corporate governance, director duties, regulatory compliance, risk and key legal insights.

Presented by experienced corporate and commercial legal experts, you will gain insights on: 

  • Director foundations: The what, who and why

          -      Directors vs Officers
          -      What are the different types of Directors and how do they differ?
          -      The relationship between Directors, Shareholders, Creditors, Employees and the Company
          -      Director duties, defences, recent cases and hypotheticals 

  • Liability: Managing your risk profile

           -      Director Deeds of Access and Indemnity
           -      Safe harbour reforms
           -      Industrial manslaughter and new areas of director liability
           -      How good is your Director and Officer insurance?

  • Regulators and regulation: What to watch for in 2020

           -      Whistleblowers: What to do about the new laws and how to make them your friend
           -      Critical aspects of recent Royal Commissions
           -      The Hayne Report and agenda items to watch
           -      Corporations Act penalties: The costs of getting it wrong

  • Good governance and boardroom tools

           -      Best practice Board Minutes, policies and practices
           -      How to run an AGM (including template documents)
           -      Latest trends in director and executive remuneration
           -      Dealing with boardroom disputes and challenging shareholders

  • Case studies & Boardroom Hypotheticals

          -      Applied case studies and facilitated boardroom hypotheticals to learn from and apply your knowledge.


This small group masterclass will provide an opportunity for you to get up to speed on the current regulatory environment, share and learn from your peers, while gaining a valuable legal perspective on your role in the business and the board. If you take your role as a Director seriously, you can’t afford to miss this.


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NSW Business Chamber - North Sydney
L 15 140 Arthur St

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