Corporate Governance Overview

system-processCorporate governance has been defined as “the framework of rules, relationships, systems and processes within and by which authority is exercised and controlled in corporations”. It is quite a challenge to establish this framework in today’s complex business environment. Directors have to balance the competing demands of charting the strategic direction of their organisation, managing corporate and personal risks; appointing, mentoring and compensating the corporate team as well as meeting the expectations of many internal and external stakeholders.

We bring all of these issues into perspective utilising an in depth review of existing corporate governance, benchmarked against Australian and international best practice, including the ASX Corporate Governance Principles. The review considers the governance framework, terms of engagement for directors and senior management, strategic planning, reporting to the board, delegation by the board, corporate culture, risk management, audit and compliance. We identify areas of strengths and weaknesses accompanied by input to improve overall board and corporate effectiveness.