Board meeting

Technology incubator and network Stone & Chalk today announced it has added Janine Stewart and Richard Umbers to its board as non-executive directors. Stewart has held senior roles at CBA, Qantas and Newscorp while Umbers is the former CEO of Myer where he oversaw the company’s transition to ecommerce. Most

COVID-19 has resulted in the single biggest change to the function of boards in 80 years, according to New Zealand and Australian board management software company BoardPro. Companies that will be successful in a post-COVID19 world are those that accept that the way we do business isn’t returning to how

One of the key challenges organisations face when looking to commission security projects is the prospect of having to justify the large spend to the board. It’s difficult to present complex security problems in business language that will resonate with business leaders. The question of “What metrics are useful to

IAB Australia has expanded its board adding the Executive Tech Council (ETC) in a bid to increase industry representation.  The bureau said the addition of an ETC representative will bring additional technical insights to Board discussions around standards, guidelines and general industry issues. The IAB Board is made up of

Woolworths has announced that Jennifer Carr-Smith will join the board as non-executive director, subject to receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals. Carr-Smith is a seasoned board director and online retail executive with experience across organisations undergoing rapid growth and transformation in a number of sectors including consumer packaged goods, apparel

board, leadership, diversity

Back in 2015 McKinsey ran the numbers and came up with the conclusion: Companies with more diverse leadership teams make more money. Just to be sure, McKinsey repeated its analysis with a broader data set of 1,000 companies covering 12 countries. The new report Delivering through Diversity reinforces the link

Let’s start with a reality check. The average age of board members of most established, non-technology businesses is far higher than the general population’s average age (and still far more likely to be male than female). In fact, on ASX200 boards in 2015, more than half of directors are aged

When the eConsultancy/Marketo State of Digital Marketing report for Australia and New Zealand was released recently, it revealed a number of worrying trends. Not only was knowledge of digital ranked as “very poor” in 10 per cent of organisations – up from 4 per cent in 2014 – but a massive 63

Australia’s National Online Retail Association (NORA) has added three new directors: Ben Hare, Jethro Marks and James Webber to its board. Hare is co-founder of, while Marks co-founded and James Webber is CEO of They replace two of NORA’s foundation directors, John Winning, CEO of The Winning

Predictive media optimisation outfit Kenshoo has raised $US20 million in an apparently tightening money market, securing a valuation of between $US400 and $US500 million dollars. That’s a hefty increase on its valuation of $US300 just 18 months ago when it raised $US12 million. The raising was lead by Bain, which