News & events

Boards need to improve the performance culture of their organisations

MELBOURNE, 5 MAY 2009Board Benchmarking and Insync Surveys have today released a study called Organisation performance: A boardroom perspective , based on the views of 625 directors who sit on 79 different Australian and New Zealand boards.

Mr Nicholas Barnett, Insync Surveys' Chairman, said: "While most directors would consider the encouragement of a strong culture of organisation performance to be essential, only 50% agreed, 45% were neutral and 5% actually disagreed that their board encourages a strong culture of organisation performance."

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Boards must be more accountable for CEO and senior management remuneration packages

Melbourne, 15 April 2009 Board Benchmarking and Insync Surveys have today released a study called CEO remuneration: A boardroom perspective, based on the views of 625 directors who sit on 79 different and New Zealand boards.

Mr Nicholas Barnett, Insync Surveys Chairman, said: “Boards of all shapes and sizes need to do more to recalibrate the remuneration, including bonus expectations of their CEO and senior management, to ensure they are appropriate, and properly linked to sustainable organisation performance.”

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Research reveals boards have more to do on risk management

Melbourne, 4 December 2008 Board Benchmarking and Insync Surveys have released a study, Risk management in the boardroom, based on the views of 625 directors who sit on 79 different Australian and New Zealand boards.

Mr Nicholas Barnett, Insync Surveys Chairman, said: “The good news is that boards are setting the right 'tone at the top', however some boards need to pull up their socks in terms of risk management systems, including developing an appropriate risk culture, internal controls and compliance procedures.

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Statistical foundations of Board Benchmarking’s Board Effectiveness Survey endorsed

29 September 2006 Dr John Henstridge, principal consultant statistician of Data Analysis Australia, designed the statistical themes and methods for the analysis and reporting used in Board Benchmarking’s Board Effectiveness Survey.

In a letter written to Board Benchmarking, Dr Henstridge validated the statistical foundations of the tool.

“The analysis and reporting are based on cutting edge statistical techniques that lead to a tool that chairs, directors, company secretaries and general counsel can use to understand the effectiveness of their board with a high level of confidence that the issues raised are real and significant, not just random observations,” he said.


Launch of the Audit Committee Effectiveness Survey

May 2007 Board Benchmarking introduces the next product in its line of leading-edge corporate governance survey tools, the Audit Committee Effectiveness Survey. Learn more about benchmarking the effectiveness of your audit committee here.


New Board Benchmarking Partner: Westlake Consulting Limited

28 August 2006 Board Benchmarking New Zealand introduces you to its first Partner organisation, Westlake Consulting Limited.

Board Benchmarking New Zealand introduces you to its first Partner organisation, Westlake Consulting Limited. Its founder, Richard Westlake, is one of New Zealand’s leading board level advisers in the government, not for profit and private spheres. As well as his consulting practice, Richard chairs two significant entities, and is a director of a further three, including Kiwibank Ltd, where he chairs the audit and risk committee. Visit Westlake Consulting »

Oppeus becomes a Board Benchmarking Partner

7 August 2006 Board Benchmarking are pleased to announce its newest partner, Oppeus. Board Benchmarking are pleased to announce its newest partner, Oppeus. Leading client organisations call on Oppeus for outstanding service on issues where leadership makes the difference. Oppeus delivers specialist skills across the three domains of strategic human capital: Governance, Talent and Organisation. Visit Oppeus »