2017 Harold Ford Lecture

"The changing position and duties of company directors" presented by The Hon. Justice Geoffrey Nettle, Justice of the High Court of Australia

Date: 26 June 2017

The development of directors' duties spans the length of the 20th century, from the precepts of fiduciary obligation and the courts of Chancery to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). This lecture examined the obligations placed upon, and the roles expected of, company directors. The position of present-day company directors in Australia will be considered in light of the schemes regulating the conduct of other office-holders, including union and public officials, and the approaches taken in other jurisdictions.

View a copy of Justice Nettle's speech here.