Alan Hough

Instead of relying on hierarchy and bureaucratic control, purpose-driven organisations embrace purpose, assume trustworthiness, and organise on the basis of self-directed teams. This workshop will share information about how purpose-driven organisations work, and explore how these organisations might be governed.

Alan Hough, PhD, is a sometimes academic, sometimes consultant and sometimes practicing board member. He was a Senior Research Fellow with QUT’s Australian Centre of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, and has published on governance theory, board monitoring practices, and board involvement in strategy. More recently, Alan has worked as a consultant assisting disability service providers prepare for the National Disability
Insurance Scheme, and in embracing purpose-driven organisational models. He is the lead author on the chapter on Australia in Global Best Practices For NGO Boards: Lessons From Around the World

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