Take Me To Your Board Podcast


Strong leadership is a crucial ingredient when it comes to running a not-for-profit organisation.

We have taken the ten Not-for-profit Governance Principles outlined by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and applied them to real-world situations. This show is not just for board members or people who aspire to sit on a board; it’s for everyone who wants to find out more about how to run organisations effectively.

Hosted by Bridget Delaney and Cameron Allen from TasCOSS each episode deals with one of the principles and features high profile guests who have played critical roles in challenging situations.


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Take Me To Your Board S01E08: Performance

For an organisation to work towards its purpose, it must have clear goals and timeframes within which to achieve them. In this episode, Bridget and Cameron are joined by Chair of the Tasmanian Community Fund, Sally Darke, to examine best practice around measuring and reporting on financial and non-financial outcomes.

Take Me To Your Board S01E07: Stakeholder Engagement

In this episode, Bridget and Cameron focus on Principle 8 of the AICD Not-for-profit Governance Principles and are joined by Chief Executive Officer of Diabetes Tasmania and experienced board member, Caroline Wells, to unpack the UK Passport Authority debacle.

Take Me To Your Board S01E06: Conduct and Compliance

What can the long, drawn-out case of Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency teach us about governance? In this episode, Bridget and Cameron are joined by the Chief Executive Officer of Hobart based disability service Nexus Inc and seasoned board member, Mark Jessop, to interrogate conduct and compliance through a not-for-profit lens.

Take Me To Your Board S01E05: Purpose and Strategy

As outlined in Principle 1 of the AICD Not-for-profit Governance Principles, an organisations purpose must be clear and there must be a strategy that sets out how that purpose will be achieved. In this episode, Bridget and Cameron are joined by the General Manager of Tasmanian Leaders and experienced board member, Angela Driver, to unpack what went wrong with Kodak and discuss how purpose and strategy could have saved the photography behemoth.

Take Me To Your Board S01E04: Culture

Good culture, as outlined in Principle 10 of the AICD Not-for-profit Governance Principles, can get an organisation a very long way. In this episode, Bridget and Cameron look at the American multinational ride-hailing company Uber and what can go wrong when a board fails to value it’s culture with the help of Heather Chong.

Take Me To Your Board S01E03: Board Composition

One of the most fundamental principles of governance is the composition of your board. In this episode, Bridget and Cameron dig into Principle 3 of the AICD Not-for-profit Governance Principles with the help of Rick Marton.

Take Me To Your Board S01E02: Transparency and Accountability

In episode two of the Take Me To Your Board podcast, Bridget and Cameron delve into arguably one of the most important of the AICD Not-for-profit Governance Principles — Principle 7: Transparency and Accountability with the help of TasCOSS Board President Alex McKenzie.

Take Me To Your Board S01E01: Governance in a Crisis

In the debut episode of the Take Me To Your Board (TMTYB) podcast your hosts Bridget Delaney and Cameron Allen explore the best options for not-for-profit organisations dealing with the current crisis. They are joined by Principal Consultant at Marketing Solutions, Georgie Ibbott, who also serves as Chair of the Volunteering Tasmania Board.