There has never been a more important time for competent corporate leadership, globally. The Board Chair is one of the most significant players in the Board Space and the Corporate ecosystem. The Chair is ‘the first among equals’ and its role is more challenging than ever before. The Chair has a critical leadership role, together with the CEO, in shaping the architecture of the company to successfully navigate the complexity of the contemporary volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous and disruptive (VUCAD) global ecosystem and deliver outcomes.

This fast-paced, interactive, half-day Master Class will explore the role of the Chair through a TED style presentation, enhanced with questionnaires group reflection and contribution. It will, reference evidence-based governance research data supported by case studies and war stories across jurisdictions over the last decade.

This Masterclass is designed for participants to be actively involved in interactive discussions and assignments to:

  • Profile how a Chair’s leadership capability determines successful Board deliberations.
  • Identify organisational outcomes and how these capabilities contribute to performance.
  • Implement good governance standards across jurisdictions.



  • Familiarise with a Metamodel - the Integral Board – a practical framework of boardroom architecture
  • Describe the attributes of an exceptional Chair and cultivate their own style of exemplary leadership
  • Identify the disruptive challenges the Chair confronts in the modern local, regional and global VUCAD economy
  • Manage challenging relationships and enroll the various organisational stakeholders to maximise shareholder value
  • Manage own emotions and behaviours whilst adapting to the culture of cohort and disruption of the ecosystem




Robert Gordon is the CEO of an Australian-based consultancy firm, Board Accord, with reach across Australia into New Zealand and Asia. He has two decades experience in consulting, coaching and mentoring in the c-suite and the Board. He was invited by IBM and JP Morgan to introduce the discourse on Workplace Stress and Resilience into the modern Chinese Corporate economy, in 2004, presenting to senior executives in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Over the last six years, he has facilitated numerous board, chair, CEO and management reviews. His clients include listed companies, not-for-profit organisations, ports, government instrumentalities, indigenous organisations and trusts, co-operatives and sporting organisations. He presents topics on Boardroom Performance and Dynamics at conferences and universities and is regularly referenced in journals. His master’s dissertation researched Workplace Stress and Resilience and his clinical practice was in a maximum security prison, documenting Impulse Control.

A graduate of both the AICD’s International Director Program (UAE) and INSEAD International Directors Program (Singapore, Paris), he is also certified in multiple behavioral and psychological assessments, Solution Focused Problem Solving and many others.

Wednesday | 4 March 2020

8.30am - 9.00am


9.00am - 9.50am

Module 1:
Mindset of an Elite Chair

9.50am - 10.40am

Module 2:
Behaviours of an Elite Chair

10.40am - 11.20am

Networking Break

11.20am - 12.10pm

Module 3:
Negotiating Culture and the Cohort

12.10pm - 1.00pm

Module 4:
Overseeing Processes, Protocols and Procedures


End of Programme

The Organiser reserves the right to alter the content and timing of the programme as it deems fit and is not responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Fee includes programme materials (in digital format) and refreshments. Please ensure that you provide a valid email address. Printed copy available upon request.

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