Corporate governance advice for:
Over the last couple of years, we have presented a series of workshops:
The workshops were presented at:
These workshops were presented by our associated company, Towers Business Development Pty Ltd, coordinated by the AI Group, C-RES and Queensland Department of State Development on behalf of the Australian Government's Entrepreneurs' Program (AusIndustry).
The original brief was to present a "Readers Digest" version of the Company Directors Diploma Course as presented by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Many of the attendees enquired -
"Did we have a plan for a follow-up to these workshops?"
We are pleased to advise that we have developed a strategy which we believe will enable us to deliver an outstanding series of "Corporate Governance Webinar Workshops" to people interested in corporate governance as it relates to small/medium enterprises and charities and not-for-profit organisations.
Professional organisations that I have been involved with:
Career includes twenty-three years as a principal of an accountancy practice, ten years in commerce (six years of which as Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary of a listed public company) and twelve years as a Business Consultant (ten years of which performing a contract role as Business Adviser for the Australian government's COMET [Commercialising Emerging Technology] Programme from 2001 until May 2010, when the COMET Programme ceased).
Peter performed a contract role as Business Adviser for the Australian government's COMET (Commercialising Emerging Technology) Programme.
This role required Peter to act in a mentoring advisory capacity for businesses which had developed new technologies and were seeking advice on getting their businesses "investment ready" so they could try to attract investment capital.
This entailed significant mentoring time being spent with each client in familiarising them with the types of services that external consultants can provide and continually steering them towards achievement of the items listed in their Action Plans, whilst at the same time, making them very aware of issues such as:
a myriad of other business relationship activities relevant to fast growing emerging companies.
Jordan has spent over 15 years in B2B, international and corporate sales. Jordan's background includes working with brands such as Volvo, Century 21, Rio Tinto and BHP.
Jordan holds qualifications in Business, Leadership and Human Resources.
He is passionate about working with employers and organizations to identify their ways in which they can grow and expand their business.
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Business Facilitator – Entrepreneurs’ Programme, AusIndustry – Department of Industry, Innovation & Science, Australian Industry Group.
Ross, who is employed by the Australian Industry Group, currently delivers specialised Supply Chain facilitation services under the Federal Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme (EP).
He is based in Far North Queensland, but services across much of Regional Queensland. Ross started his working life as a farmer in the sugar farming industry. He then moved into Local Government as an elected member before taking on an economic development role for that Shire Council.
Ross has since worked in all three levels of government and in various economic development roles. He worked for the Australian government as the North Queensland Manager for AusIndustry for seven years before taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer for Advance Cairns and then General Manager, Economic Development and Corporate Services for sister organisation Townsville Enterprise Limited before joining AiGroup.
Ross has an MBA from James Cook University, is a born and bred North Queenslander with a passion for motorcycles and amateur theatre.
The Entrepreneurs' Programme uses experienced advisers and facilitators, drawn from industry, to ensure businesses get the advice and support needed to improve their competitiveness, productivity and to seek growth opportunities. Practical support for businesses, researchers and entrepreneurs includes: advice from people with relevant private sector experience, co-funded grants to commercialise novel intellectual property in the form of new products, processes and services, funding to take advantage of growth opportunities and connection and collaboration opportunities.
(Click here) for a short video on the Entrepreneurs' Programme.
Andrew Geddes has been involved with business improvement work with professional service firms and smaller private companies for over thirty years. He created one of Australia’s most successful business consulting and training companies in the process (FMRC Pty Ltd in Armidale, NSW).
He was the inaugural chairman of Greencross Limited, a veterinary group that was listed in 2005. It is now in the top 200 ASX companies.
Andrew spent twelve months in the late 90’s working with accounting firms in the UK and North America. His material was enthusiastically received in these markets. He conducted practice development planning retreats, firm reviews, succession management and specialty service development sessions with firms of all sizes. He also spoke at conferences and seminars on a regular basis.
Andrew now specialises in assisting business owners create Senior Management Teams so that they can further develop their businesses and create succession solutions in time.
He has a unique knowledge of what makes the top businesses work based on his involvement with them and their customers . His material is pragmatic and tested . And his use of actual case history coupled with a great sense of humour makes him one of the profession’s most effective teachers and external director.
Andrew Geddes delivers great value to those who wish to take their businesses from compliance dominance to profitable specialist service delivery. He has worked closely with some of the most successful firms for over twenty five years, being retained formally as part of their management team.
Email him directly on firstname.lastname@example.org for details or call 0407 497 725
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Webinar No 1
FINISHED: Wednesday 15th August 2018 - 12-noon to 2.00pm (AEST). (Click here) for a copy of the Agenda for the first workshop/webinar.
Webinar No 2
FINISHED: Wednesday 19th September 2018 - 12-noon to 2.00pm (AEST)
Webinar No 3
FINISHED: Monday 29th October 2018 - 2.00pm to 4.00pm (AEST) (3.00pm AEDT)
The recording includes the following features:
Webinar No 4
FINISHED: Wednesday 12th December 2018 - 11.30am - 1.30pm (AEST)
The recording includes the following features:
Webinar No 5
Wednesday 13th February 2019 - 11.30am - 1.30pm (AEST)
Webinar No 6
Wednesday 27th March 2019 - 11.30am - 1.30pm (AEST)
Webinar No 7
Tuesday 30th April 2019 - 11.30am to 1.30pm (AEST)
Webinar No 8
Wednesday 15th May 2019 - 12-noon to 2.00pm (AEST)
Webinar No 9
Wednesday 19th June 2019 - 12-noon to 2.00pm (AEST)
If a change is made to the program, all Corporate Governance Network subscribers will be advised beforehand.
Each webinar will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube. Corporate Governance subscribers will be sent details of the YouTube link so they can access the webinar recording at a later date.
Board of Directors/Company Secretary
All Things Financial
Workplace Health and Safety
The "network" will be directed by Peter Towers, Accountant, Company Director, Consultant and Managing Director of the ESS BIZTOOLS' group and Towers Business Development Pty Ltd. (Peter's profile - click here).
This is a yearly subscription to all 9 webinars, If you would like to purchase them individually, please click the button below.