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The Directors' Toolkit

The Directors' Toolkit

The 2020 edition of The Directors' Toolkit includes the latest insights on critical governance topics, useful ‘red flags’ and questions directors should ask to effectively execute their board duties.

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Caron Sugars

Partner, Internal Audit, Risk & Control Services and Board Advisory Services

KPMG Australia

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KPMG's Directors' Toolkit

The role of directors has become more complex and challenging than ever before. To support directors in effectively executing their governance duties, KPMG has updated its Directors' Toolkit.

The Directors’ Toolkit is designed primarily for directors of listed public companies and major private entities, but is also highly relevant to those with governance responsibilities for small private companies, not-for-profits, incorporated associations, government departments, and statutory bodies.

This edition also continues to include the useful red flags, or risk indicators, as well as a list of pertinent questions that directors should ask to ensure better governance and relevant discussion on the critical issues impacting their business.

Four key chapters

  • The role of boards and directors
  • Governance accountability
  • Governance leadership
  • Governance oversight

What's new in 2020

In this latest version, we have included newly updated sections considering:
  • developments in corporate governance following the Royal Commission into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industry
  • the newly-released 4th edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations, and
  • increased focus on areas such as boardroom diversity, data privacy and corporate sustainability
Further insights and tools to assist directors in their roles are available in the Board Leadership Centre or contact BLC@kpmg.com.au.
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