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Topic: Australian Institute of Company Directors
Exec pay: AICD solution is to hide some from shareholders

Exec pay: AICD solution is to hide some from shareholders

The top 20 CEOs in Australia (that is, those managing the 20 largest companies), were paid on average 320 times the wage of the lowest-paid workers in the country.

Welcome to the gong show

Welcome to the gong show

A large number of award nominations are the result of sustained PR campaigns by universities, big companies, public service departments, political parties, professional and industry associations and not-for-profit organisations, explains Noel Turnbull.

Why directors and liabilities are like lightning strikes

Why directors and liabilities are like lightning strikes

Company directors are six times more likely to be hit by lightning than to be prosecuted under our liability laws, writes Adam Schwab.

Golden handshakes limited by legislation, CEOs unimpressed

Golden handshakes limited by legislation, CEOs unimpressed

Despite the Federal Government's gold handshake legislation merely giving shareholders the right to veto large payouts, CEOs were unimpressed.

Rudd’s good deed on golden handshakes

Rudd’s good deed on golden handshakes

The Federal Government appears to be taking a solid first step towards reducing executive largesse.

Insider trading, coming soon to a boardroom near you?

Insider trading, coming soon to a boardroom near you?

The Australian Institute of Company Directors has hit out strongly at claims that directors have been “insider trading”, writes Adam Schwab.

The push to weaken director’s liability continues

The push to weaken director’s liability continues

The push to weaken director’s liability is continuing, with former high-profile director, John Ralph, telling the AFR that he wouldn’t join company boards if he were retiring today. Ralph stated that "it seems a lot more fun to go into private equity where you can just get on with things."

ASIC boss wants softer line on director liability

ASIC boss wants softer line on director liability

ASIC boss Tony D’Aloisio implied to the Australian Institute of Company directors yesterday that the Australia’s corporate regulator may take a softer line on director liability, writes Adam Schwab.