Articles by Chris Bertinshaw
With the backing of 30 years’ experience as Chief Executive Officer of six very different organisations, Chris Bertinshaw has been consulting with a range of public and private companies providing advice on corporate governance and effective management. At the time of writing, Chris is the Chairman of Relationships Australia NSW Limited. He is a Director of St Andrew’s House Corporation and a non-executive director of Swimply Australia Pty Ltd. Chris was the Executive Director of the Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network Ltd (ASCIN) and General Manager of Parramatta Mission. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of Dtecht Pty Ltd, an award-winning fraud risk management company which developed high speed processing technology to identify potentially fraudulent health claims prior to payment of health transactions. Before moving to Dtecht he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Bank Health Society (CBHS) for eight years. Chris has a contemporary Masters in E-Commerce degree from the University of New England to complement his Bachelor of Business/marketing degree from the University of Technology, Sydney. He holds a Diploma in Theology from the Australian College of Theology and, having gained a Company Directors’ Diploma, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. For many years Chris facilitated the AICD director education programs in Australia and Fiji specialising in corporate governance, finance and strategy and risk.
Diversity and Inclusion in the Boardroom
The twin concepts of diversity and inclusion were rising to overtake ‘culture’ as the leading ideals for organisations at the close of 2019. There is no doubt that they will take a back seat for a while as Australian companies respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be changing many of our traditional ways of doing things (culture) on the other side of this pandemic. Now is the time to embrace D & I, meet its cousin ‘belonging’ and see if we can launch into the post virus world fully engaged with our stakeholder communities.