Introduction

Governance Matters is a recognised world leader in providing a range of consulting services in the governance domain, all designed to instill good governance policies, improve corporate governance practices and elevate the overall performance of boards.

The company was established in Adelaide, Australia, by Principal, Kate Costello some 20 years ago with the single-minded goal of helping businesses, government bodies and not-for-profit organisations attain best practice status while taking them from mundane boardroom mechanics to passionate boardroom dynamics.

Over the years, Governance Matters has delivered its industry-specific governance training, education and development programs for directors and CEOs, conducted board evaluations and governance reviews and facilitated strategic planning for more than 300 clients across Australia and internationally.

Governance Matters also offers clients a world-first on-line subscription service for director training and development and a set of good governance policies for adoption by boards.

The company has worked locally with such notables as Macquarie Bank Ltd, Caltex Ltd, The Department of Defence, The Australian Sports Commission, The Australian Red Cross Blood Service and The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, while it counts among its international clients the World Bank and Thailand’s Institute of Directors, having played a pivotal role in developing the latter’s governance program.

Governance Matters has an office in Bangkok serving the emerging governance markets in South East Asia.