Better Boards Conference 2024

Better Boards Conference 2024 Master the Art of the Boardroom SYDNEY, 14 & 15 JUNE 2024


Transformative Governance Change that Sticks

Randall Pearce

Managing Director, THINK Insight & Advice

Randall Pearce is one of Australia’s foremost experts in for-purpose governance and management. An experienced board chair and director, association CEO and executive coach, Randall understands boards and the challenges they face. He is adeep listener and engaging facilitator who helps brings governance and strategy to life for members and stakeholders alike. Since 2007, he has helped dozens of leading Australian organisations fulfill their purpose. In his work he specialises in helping board-led associations, not-for-profit organisations and government agencies achieve their purpose. Bringing directors, members, and stakeholders together to make collective decisions about how to tackle common challenges and secure comprehensive agreements to move forward collaboratively. With decades of experience in association governance and management, he understands boards and the challenges they face. Randall has worked with dozens of leading organisations to refresh governance, ignite strategy, and elevate performance.

Rebecca Lambert-Smith

Practice Leader - For Purpose team, Moores Legal

Rebecca is a Practice Leader for the For Purpose team at Moores. She provides expert strategic advice to charities, not-for-profits and social ventures on a range of legal and governance matters. This includes supporting associations through complex restructures, reviewing governance frameworks and assisting with member engagement in support of organisational change.

All boards will need to lead governance change at some point to ensure their organisation’s governance framework remains fit for purpose and supports best practice governance.

Governance change can transform organisations for good or ill. When change wins approval, governance change can transform the culture of an organisation and lead to improved relations among stakeholders inside and outside of the organisation. When proposed changes fail to win approval, the possibility of reform can be set back by years and relations soured among stakeholders.

Boards too often put governance change in the ’too hard basket’ or approach it as a technical exercise, making it hard to generate enthusiasm or support for proposed changes.

In this workshop Rebecca and Randall provide concrete steps organisations can take to drive transformative change by offering innovative solutions which respond to the priorities of stakeholders and the aspirations of members.

This highly interactive workshop:

  • Discusses the perceived enablers and barriers to governance change and the three pre-requisites to a truly consultative approach to governance change.
  • Draws upon three case studies of governance change at some of Australia’s largest and oldest associations to highlight five secrets of success to ’transformative governance change that sticks'.

Getting governance change right is critical to the organisation’s ability to effectively pursue its purpose.

Rebecca and Randall have worked collaboratively to achieve results for their joint clients over the past five years. Using qualitative research methods, community consultation techniques and co-design processes, Randall helps boards identify the needs and preferences of stakeholders and members. Rebecca then develops innovative legal options for change.

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