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Build Boardroom Capability: The importance of organisation wide governance
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Date Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Time 20 Jul 12:00 - 20 Jul 13:00
Venue Zoom Virtual Online
Pricing Free Event
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Fi Mercer, Governance Evaluator founder and CEO, will share critical practical and strategic lessons and key insights into effective governance. These have been gained from her broad sector engagement through Governance Evaluator over the past 8 years, and also from her personal experience as a board member over the last 30 years.

Women on Boards is delighted to provide you with the opportunity to hear from Fi. She offers an invaluable understanding and experience of what really makes boards successful. And what we as board members want, and what our community needs, is for boards to effectively discharge their responsibilities.

Fi will discuss:

  • The importance of evaluation as a critical first step to enable effective prioritisation of issues
  • How the process of evaluation takes directors and boards from a fraught position of “don’t know what we don’t know”, to the empowering position of “knowing what we don’t know”
  • How to effectively target individual and collective governance capability gaps with the right information and support.

Fi will also provide insight into the new Governance Evaluator platform: how it enables strong governance through a robust, engaging process that supports boards and individual directors through every step from evaluation to education.

Women on Boards is partnering with Governance Evaluator to enable women serving on boards to have access to an affordable, easy-to-use, online governance evaluation service to improve the function and operation of boards.

I cannot get over the simplicity of the tool...it was very empowering due to the easy to understand and remember language. It just should be in every business. (Deb Cameron, Director Rocklea Pastoral Company)
“This incredibly affordable, time effective, quality and comprehensive program will not only evaluate your board but provide the foundations – year in year out – for building your board capabilities.”  (John Maher, Chair, South West Healthcare)

Presenter: Fi Mercer

Fi is a governance and director review and development specialist, governance data and IT expert and successful entrepreneur, with 30 years leadership experience, both executive and governance, in the health and primary care, human services, education, not for profit and business sectors. She is a highly sought-after Chair, Director, governance facilitator, speaker and project manager.

Fi has significant skills, expertise, and experience in supporting boards and executives to review and develop their corporate, sector, structural, constitutional, culture, behavioural and individual director governance roles and responsibilities for being effective and resilient.

She is a transformational leader in her current and past Chair and director roles, as well as her roles as a founding director, CEO and executive manager. She has completed entrepreneurship, innovation and venture capital studies, Haas Business School at Berkley (Silicon Valley, California). She is also engaged in the Runway Geelong accelerator and mentoring program for governance in start-up businesses.

Fi’s most recent roles have been with Dairy Foods Safety Victoria, Bendigo Health, Barwon Health, Baptcare VIC, BaptistCare NSW, Southwest Sydney Primary Health Network and National Heart Foundation.