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Across the Board – December 2017

Across the Board – December 2017

This edition of Across the Board we hear from our new Chairman, Alison Kitchen on her insights on the current business environment. We delve into how you can more effectively manage and prepare your business for the challenges of cyber security and some of the critical factors in improving the survival rate for Australian companies. Finally, we analyse the key principles of integrated reporting plus the rise of the CMO in the age of the customer.

Alison Kitchen

National Chairman

KPMG Australia


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In this edition

  • An interview with Alison Kitchen, Australian Chairman
    KPMG Australia’s first female Chair, Alison Kitchen has her eye on diversity, some challenging global headwinds, public trust in corporations, and breaking out of her comfort zone.
  • Cyber security knocking on boardroom doors – how does your company suit up?
    As information becomes the most valuable asset of an organisation, Australia’s company directors need more awareness of the business implications of cyber security exposure.
  • Safe Harbour – A new lifeline for companies and their directors?
    Safe harbour is designed to encourage "honest, diligent and competent directors to innovate and take reasonable risks".
  • Boards – Critical to ensuring management deliver strategy and investor understanding
    Another reporting cycle gone and hundreds of pages of corporate reporting released, but do your investors know and understand your long term strategies and value story? For some organisations the answer may be a resounding yes. Others might not be so confident.
  • The Age of the Customer – CMOs in CEO roles
    Few Chief Executive Officers in Australian businesses have come directly from marketing and customer experience backgrounds, but with customer centricity vital to success in the digital age, the time is ripe for a new approach.

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