• Service: Audit, Audit Committee Institute, Advisory, Risk Consulting, Board Advisory Services, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Work, Health & Safety Services, Topics, Managing Risk & Complexity
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 29/09/2014

Sally Freeman

Sally Freeman

Partner in Charge, 
Risk Consulting

+61 3 9288 5389

The Directors' Toolkit 

Our business environment provides an ever-changing spectrum of risks and opportunities. The role of the director continues to be shaped by a multitude of forces including economic uncertainty, larger and more complex organisations, the increasing pace of technological innovation and digitisation along with a more rigorous regulatory environment.
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At the same time there is more onus on directors to operate transparently and be more accountable for their actions and decisions.


To support directors in their challenging role KPMG has created The Directors’ Toolkit. This guide, in a user-friendly electronic format, empowers directors to more effectively discharge their duties and responsibilities while improving board performance and decision-making.


Key topics

  • Duties and responsibilities of a director
  • Oversight of strategy and governance
  • Managing shareholder and stakeholder expectations
  • Structuring an effective board and sub-committees
  • Enabling key executive appointments
  • Managing productive meetings
  • Better practice terms of reference, charters and agendas
  • Establishing new boards.


What's New

In this latest version, we have included newly updated sections on:

      • Government – Responsibilities and expectations of Government directors differ from those of their corporate counterparts.
      • Corporate Sustainability – The emerging oversight responsibilities of directors in corporate sustainability.
      • Health & Safety – Setting a well-designed health and safety strategy leads not only to an engaged workforce, but a productive one too.

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      The Directors' Toolkit videos: What's new

      What's new in The Directors' Toolkit 2014
      Hear KPMG leaders discuss the second edition of the Directors’ Toolkit with new sections on Government, Corporate Sustainability and Health & Safety.

      Board Advisory Services

      KPMG's Board Advisory can assist with board and audit committee evaluations, director assessments, board reporting advisory and governance advisory.

      Audit Committee Institute

      KPMG established the Audit Committee Institute to help committee members keep up with relevant business issues and enhance practices and processes.