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Governance Institute of Australia

Governance Institute of Australia is the peak body for over 7,000 governance and risk professionals. It is the leading independent authority on best practice in board and organisational governance and risk management. Our accredited and internationally recognised education and training offerings are focused on giving governance and risk practitioners the skills they need to improve their organisations’ performance.

Governance Institute of Australia has unrivalled depth and expertise as an independent influencer and commentator on governance and risk management thinking and behaviour in Australia.

Our Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance sets the standard for entry into the profession. It is the only applied postgraduate course in governance with higher education accreditation that includes tailored public and private sector subject options, as well as a dedicated subject on Risk and Compliance.

The Graduate Diploma is also the gateway to membership of Governance Institute of Australia and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA), both international associations for governance professionals. Our active membership base of more than 7,000 governance professionals ensures that Governance Institute of Australia is in a position to keep you up-to-date with the latest issues and standards in the evolving area of governance.

Governance Institute of Australia Associate and Fellow Members are entitled to use the nationally recognised postnominals ACSA and FCSA. They are also entitled to use the ICSA postnominals of ACIS and FCIS, as well as the internationally-recognised designation, Chartered Secretary.

Our Certificates in Governance Practice, Governance and Risk Management and Governance for Not-for-Profits provide vocational governance and risk management training, and a qualification for a wide range of professionals who are responsible for corporate accountability functions and processes within an organisation.

Governance Institute of Australia Certificated Members enjoy the professional credibility associated with the nationally recognised post nominal of Governance Institute of Australia(Cert).

Governance Institute of Australia mission statement:

The promotion and advancement of the effective governance and administration of organisations in the private and public sectors through the continued development and application of high level governance skills, knowledge and research and administrative best practice.

Our objectives are to ensure that:

  • Governance Institute of Australia is recognised as the leading independent voice of best practice in governance and risk management
  • it proactively supports governance professionals as the leading provider of quality intellectual property, higher education, training and support
  • it engages with and brings value to the full range of governance professionals.

Trisha Mok, FCIS, President

Simon Pordage  FCIS, Vice President and NSW Representative

Andrew Home, FCIS, Vice President and NSW Representative

Alan Evans, FCIS, Immediate Past President

Wendy Wills, FCIS, Past President

Bill te Kloot, FCIS, Past President

Peter Turnbull, FCIS, Australian International Representative

Warren Baillie, FCIS, WA Representative

John Mazengarb, FCIS, Tas Representative

Rachel Rees, FCIS, SA Representative

John Williamson, FCIS, Qld Representative

Governance Institute of Australia
Level 10, 5 Hunter Street
NSW 2000

Tel: +61 2 9223 5744
Fax: +61 2 9232 7174

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