Westlake Governance Limited is excited to announce our partnership with Australian firm Peakstone Global Pty Limited. Together we can provide even more comprehensive governance, risk and compliance solutions to our customers.

What We've Done

Many of our assignments are of course confidential, so nobody other than the customer and we know of the relationship. However, here’s a short selection of what we’ve done, and who we’ve worked with (some of the reviews mentioned are available in the public domain):

Board, chair and director training and skills building; strategy facilitation; director and CEO succession

  • Lead facilitator for Institute of Directors programmes for over 15 years.
  • Governance workshops for board members at all stages of development – future directors to experienced board chairs – utilising our 25+ years of practical board and chairing experience. We’ve developed many sector-specific programmes, for example banking, co-operatives, primary industry, government entities and for-purpose/not-for-profit organisations.
  • ‘Training of trainers’ with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), for new directors of banks in Indonesia.
  • A wide variety of governance development programmes worldwide, working with various international agencies.
  • Regular governance presenter for Rabobank Australia’s Executive Development Program for emerging rural leaders.

In-depth governance advice and commentary, expert witness statements, conference speaker

  • Developer and owner of the acclaimed FICKS™ Governance Framework, describing the five key functions of a board.
  • Expert witness evidence in High Court cases, on good governance practice, including boardroom conduct, board minutes, directors’ obligations and conflicts of interest.
  • In-depth governance reviews on behalf of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand
  • Keynote speaker on sector-specific governance issues at international conferences.
  • Developer of a Risk Management Framework for the Internet’s Domain Name System.
  • Author of ‘Guidance for the Directors of Banks’, 2013, a primer for new bank directors, commissioned and distributed worldwide by the IFC.
  • Author of possibly the world’s only blog written specifically for board chairs and experienced directors, at chairingtheboard.com.

Benchmarked board and director evaluations, governance reviews

  • Fully benchmarked board, chair, director and CEO evaluations for more than 15 years, across all sectors and types of organisation.
  • Review of the governance of the Australian Internet domain ‘.au’, for the national body, .au Domain Administration Limited.
  • Review and re-structure of the governance and committee structures for a large, long-established crown-owned agency.

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