It has been a challenging period throughout the COVID lockdown and the associated socio-economic upheaval in Australia and around the globe. However, as the scientists work towards a vaccine, more worrying for our long-term recovery are the frightening events occurring under the Cloak of COVID.

Thought Leadership

Our thought leadership is comprised of articles and publications offering analysis across a broad range of issues and challenges faced by companies.

Good Judgement - If Only We Could Bottle It!

 This issue highlights the fact that often important elements of corporate governance, in this case, the need to bring independent judgement to board deliberations to ensure that decisions are made in the best interests of the company and not distorted by other agendas, get reduced to to simplistic rules that miss the essence of  what was intended, […]

The Centro Decision (The Blind Freddy Proposition)

You could be forgiven for being a bit shocked about what happened recently in the Centro case ( ASIC v Healy [2011] FCA 717) when not only the board of Centro but all of the financial staff, the CFO, Managing Director and the PWC Audit team missed the fact that about $2 billion dollars of […]

Industry Knowledge or Independence?

There is always much to learn when things go wrong! No doubt we will continue to gain insights into the global financial crisis and its effects, which companies were vulnerable and those which fared better, and why, for many years. Not that we would want to repeat the experience but it is has provided invaluable […]