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BioBusiness Insights: Achieving Functional Efficacy

November 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am AEDT

This is Session 3 in the BioBusiness Insights: Fundamentals of Corporate Governance series. Find out more about Session 1 and Session 2, and select a Full Series ticket below for a discounted rate. 

  • Are you an executive with strategic intent to develop, or re-structure, an effective and functional Board for your organisation?
  • Are you seeking to deepen your knowledge and understanding of corporate governance processes?
  • Are you considering your own personal pursuit towards directorship?

BioMelbourne Network’s Fundamentals of Corporate Governance program will provide early-stage companies, and career professionals on their path to directorship, with important insights on best practice for developing, managing, and maintaining Board efficiency.

The program, delivered across three unique workshops, will explore the role of the Board; practical strategies and ethical considerations for structuring and improving a Board; the importance of culture in achieving strong governance; key drivers for functional efficacy and; areas of risk and complexity that exist in corporate frameworks.

Informative presentations will be delivered, as well as case studies from industry executives, providing a unique opportunity to hear from leading industry experts and learn from the successes and challenges of others.

Session 3: Achieving Functional Efficacy will cover:

3.1. Developing an Effective Board – Jo Avasti, EY

  • Achieving effectiveness and improved performance

3.2. Drivers for Efficacy – John Harte, Integrity Governance

  • How to make a good Board great
  • Managing adversity – conflicts of interest and dysfunctional Chairs/Directors

3.3. Case Studies from Industry Executives – TBC

  • Lessons learnt
  • Panel discussion and Q&A
Event details for Session 3

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am AEDT
Tickets: Single session: BioMelbourne Network and Life Sciences Queensland* Members AUD$35; Non-members AUD$45
Full series (three sessions): BioMelbourne Network and Life Sciences Queensland* Members AUD$75; Non-members AUD$105
Unsure if your organisation is a BioMelbourne Network member? Check our member directory.


Jo Avasti, Partner, People Advisory Services, EY
John Harte,
Managing Partner, Integrity Governance
Additional speakers and panelists TBC
Read more about our speakers below.

*We are pleased to offer Life Sciences Queensland (LSQ) Members a discounted ticket price for this event. Please select “LSQ Member” ticket options below, and when prompted to select your Member Organisation, please select “Non-Member”. 

Life Sciences Queensland


Cancellation Policy: 
Full refund given up to 3 days prior to the event.
No refunds within 3 days of the event.

Jo Avasti, Partner, People Advisory Services, EY

Joanne is a Partner in EY’s People Advisory Services practice in Australia and leads our Executive Remuneration practice in Oceania.
Her areas of expertise include developing remuneration strategy aligned to corporate performance, effective stakeholder engagement and governance.
Joanne works with Board Remuneration Committees and executive teams of large national and international organisations, predominantly ASX 100. Prior to moving to Australia in 2004, Joanne worked in the UK, advising FTSE100 companies.
Joanne holds both a Bachelor of Science majoring in business and law, as well as a Master of Science (Research) in law from Aston University (UK). She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK).

John Harte, Managing Partner, Integrity Governance

John is the Managing Partner of Integrity Governance. He specialises in working with businesses at a point of inflection, and boards and businesses under pressure due to change.
Prior to establishing Integrity Governance over 16 years ago, John worked across a range of industries and held chief executive, chairman and director roles in a number of companies around the world. John’s extensive experience means he’s equipped to help you navigate growth, new markets, mergers, acquisitions and crises; and the pressures of new ownership, generational, economic or legislative forces.
John is a core international facilitator for the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is an in-demand speaker and thought leader on board effectiveness, practical governance and business disruption. He’s a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Institute of Directors (UK), a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (USA) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Originally trained as a veterinarian, John works with emerging and mature biotech businesses around the world combining knowledge of science, regulation and governance in a practical way.


Member - Virtual Ticket$35.00
Member - Series$75.00
Non Member - Virtual Ticket$45.00
Non Member - Series$105.00
LSQ Member - Virtual Ticket$35.00
LSQ Member - Series$75.00


November 26
9:00 am - 10:30 am
$35 - $105
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