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Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships: The Board and CEOs (Webinar)

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Date:Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT
Presenter:Michael Bell and Claire Hewat, Associations Advisors, Associations Forum 

Clearly defining the roles, responsibilities and relationship between the Board and CEO is essential in ensuring an effective and efficient association.

In this session we will discuss:

• The interrelationship between the roles of the Board and CEO
• How to ensure a successful working relationship
• What to do from either side in challenging situations

Registrations: Free and exclusive to Associations Forum members and not-for-profit associations 


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.

Claire Hewat, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum 

Claire Hewat

Claire has over 20 years’ experience in senior executive positions including two successful roles as a CEO at Dieticians Australia and Allied Health Professions Australia. Claire has also had substantial non-executive governance experience on four national and one international board. She has extensive experience in professional self-regulation and is currently chair of the Ethics Review Committee for an Australian allied health profession.

Claire has used her experience to provide support and mentoring to other NFP CEOs and boards in areas of governance, strategic planning, complaints and disciplinary processes, change management and more.




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