The Directors' Toolkit

A useful guide designed to support directors execute their governance duties and includes useful red flags and pertinent questions to ask.

A useful guide to help directors perform governance duties and improve board performance.

The 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.

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.




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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.

Four key chapters

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

What's new in 2020

In this latest edition, we have updated sections considering:
  • developments in corporate governance following the Royal Commission into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industry
  • the 4th edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations, and
  • increased focus on areas such as boardroom diversity, data privacy and corporate sustainability.


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