I have accepted an invitation to join the Australian Institute of Company Directors Law Committee, one of the organisations' national policy committees.
The objective of the Law Committee is to consider, discuss and provide feedback to the AICD on legislation, regulations and legal issues affecting directors. In doing this, the Law Committee provides invaluable assistance and advice to the AICD in its advocacy work. The membership of the Law Committee is a mix of senior in-house lawyers and private practitioners.
Recently, the Committee has focussed its attention on issues such as reforms to combat illegal phoenix activity, the operation of continuous disclosure laws, the review and revision of the ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations, the implications of the Royal Commission into financial services, and other topical legal issues impacting on company directorsIt reviews and considers draft legislation, regulations, and legal issues affecting directors.
The Law Committee holds 6 meetings per year, at the AICD’s new offices at 18 Jamison Street, Sydney and via teleconference.