Corporate Education course

UQ Business School Downtown, Level 19, Central Plaza One, 345 Queen Street, Brisbane.

An effective partnership between board and management is critical to good corporate governance and sustainable value creation. However, driven by corporate collapses and financial scandals, the dominant theme in recent practice has been structural reform. This has emphasised changes in corporate law, the development of 'best practice' codes of governance and especially director independence. Management's role in effective corporate governance has been underemphasised, particularly the behavioural aspects of boardmanagement collaboration. By addressing this gap we equip managers with an understanding of the principles of effective corporate governance. More importantly we address how senior managers can work together with their boards to improve the practice of governance in their organisations, and prepare them for the transition from managing to directing.

Dr Kevin Hendry and Dr John Steen

Dr Kevin Hendry is an Industry Fellow at the UQ Business School where he teaches corporate governance and strategy on a part-time basis. He has extensive experience as a governance and strategy consultant, company director and senior manager. Kevin was a director of Competitive Dynamics, a Brisbane based management consultancy. Prior to that position he was Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Monsanto's Nutrition and Consumer Products business as well as a member of the business' global board. He has held board roles in established and start-up businesses, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been a Facilitator for the Institute's Diploma course since 2003.
 Dr John Steen is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy at UQ Business School. His research and teaching focus within innovation and strategic management reflects an ongoing interest in intangible resources such as knowledge, information, and they way they contribute to strategic choice and sustained competitive advantage. He has applied his interest in risk and uncertainty management to developing business strategies with a range of blue chip corporate clients and is currently involved in a major international collaboration on understanding processes of innovation and strategic change.