Caroline Kenny QC will address the Women on Boards' Melbourne Directors' Circle on the topic of 'conflicts of interest.' This event is recommended for WOB subscribers and their guests who are keen to explore the topic, in particular how boards and those who work with them should be considering conflict issues.
Discussion Topic: Conflicts of Interest
Unresolved conflicts of interest are a huge risk area for directors. Apart from contravening your legal duties, a director who does not resolve conflicts of interests appropriately is risking their reputation as a director.
Caroline Kenny QC will speak to the topic for 20-30 minutes and then lead a general discussion followed by a table based hypothetical. The group will then come back together to share thoughts and views. Substantial canapes and drinks will be provided throughout the evening, including during the table discussion.
Expert Presenter: Caroline Kenny QC
Caroline has more than 25 years’ experience as a barrister, arbitrator and mediator. She has practised in Australia, New York and London and is admitted to practice in all three jurisdictions. She was appointed Queens Counsel in 2008. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and of the Australian Centre for International Arbitration (ACICA) and has been appointed Chairman and sole arbitrator in numerous international commercial arbitrations. Caroline is also on the panel of arbitrators for nominating authorities in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia.
Caroline has extensive experience as a non-executive director. She is the President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Pty Ltd, a national company with directors from Australia wide, and part of the global network of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators which celebrated its centenary in 2015, and whose membership is represented in over 250 commercial sectors operating in 130 countries. Other non-executive experience include directorships of ACICA, the SandyBeach Centre, Barristers’ Chambers Limited, the Advisory Board of PANDA and the Ministerial Community Advisory Committee.
MC: Claire Braund
Claire is a social entrepreneur who co-founded Women on Boards in Australia in 2006 and the UK in 2012. She is an expert facilitator and speaker with high-level expertise in media and public relations. Claire's early career was in journalist and public affairs and she is a graduate of the Sydney Leadership Program and a Churchill Fellow.