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Panel discussion - Reflections on Recruitment, Induction and Dynamic Challenges for Boards

Beth McConnell

Consultant at Beth McConnell Consulting

Beth McConnell is passionate about improving the way boards and teams work together, providing practical guidance to boards, directors and executive teams to empower them to achieve their organisation’s strategic goals. Beth provides a range of services to boards, including board reviews, board training, tailored workshops, facilitation and coaching – bridging the gap between theory and practice. Beth focuses on improving the way boards and executive teams work together, to empower them to achieve their organisation's strategic goals.

Beth is an experienced corporate governance adviser having worked in management consulting specialising in governance, leading corporate law firms and in-house with superannuation funds. Beth has close to 30 years’ experience as a solicitor and a consultant specialising in corporate, trust and superannuation law and corporate governance.

At the time of writing, Beth sits on the board of NULIS Nominees (Australia) Limited, as an Industry Panel Member at the Australian Financial Complaints Authority, as Chair of Jesuit Education Australia and Chair of the CatholicCare Melbourne Advisory Committee. Beth sat on the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal for over 5 years until it ceased operations at the end of 2020 and has previously held other roles, including Independent Consultant to the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee at UniSuper and on the Xavier College council and board for close to seven years.. Beth has a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Master of Commercial Law from The University of Melbourne. Beth is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and trained at the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership.

Getting the right people on board is just the beginning, how do you properly induct and support each new director to embrace the culture of the organisation?

How best does a new director ensure they ‘fit in’ but also bring challenge and freshness with their appointment? What if a new director fails to grow into the role, how quickly should you intervene?

Hear thoughts on this and more in Beth’s facilitated discussion covering challenges, realities and solutions in recruitment, induction, dynamics and board reviews.

Following Mark’s thoughts on making your board an engaging and transformative experience, Beth McConnell will chair a live panel for a facilitated discussion on the realities of finding, keeping and managing board relations between the members of your board.

On conclusion we will return live to Mark Buzan for his closing thoughts.

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