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Board Roles and Responsibilities Workshop (Online)

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Date:Tuesday, 5 September 2023
Time:11:00 am - 1:00 pm (AEST)
Presenter:Kathy Nguyen, Senior Lawyer, Governology and Michael Bell, Senior Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

Undertaking the role of Director (sometimes called Councillor or Committee Member) within an association Board is a considerable yet manageable responsibility. This workshop will look at the legal framework for associations under the Corporations Act, state and territory Associations Incorporation Acts and the ACNC Act, Board roles and responsibilities under the common law and statute, as well as practical tips on the role of being a Director.

This will be a practical session based on our extensive experience of association governance. Questions are welcome throughout this online event.

Please note this will be a live webinar and will not be recorded. The time of the online webinar is based on Sydney, NSW time (AEST).

Member Registrations: $200 including GST 
Non-Member Registrations: $300 including GST 
(NFP only)

Associations Forum will send a tax invoice upon registration for this event.


Kathy Nguyen, Senior Lawyer, Governology

Kathy has extensive experience working with associations both nationally and in the Asia-Pacific, on association structure, operations and governance. She has reviewed hundreds of constitutions, and regularly presents to organisations on membership, governance and events.

Kathy has worked for Associations Forum, the Governance Institute of Australia, Ernst & Young, the Trade Association Forum in London and for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Kathy holds Bachelors of Laws & Business.

Michael Bell, Senior Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

Michael is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow of the Governance Institute and Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors. He has worked in chartered accounting practices and the banking and finance industry holding General Manager roles in Finance, Strategy and Operations. More recently he has consulted in governance, financial control and risk management to a range of organisations.

He has been an active Committee Member in several Not for Profits and joined the board of Coeliac NSW&ACT before becoming President of Coeliac Australia in 2016. During his time as President he successfully transformed the organisation from a federated to a national company limited by guarantee. Michael brings a broad governance, finance, project management and risk perspective to his roles ensuring this works in a positive way to achieving strategic goals.


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