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 Recorded Webinar: Dismissing Board Members in the NFP Sector - When Push Comes to Shove

28th August 2019

Duration:  approx. 2 hours


A dynamic and cohesive board is vital for the good governance and reputation of any organization.  So what can an organisation do when it becomes necessary for a board member to be removed? The process can be difficult. This session examines how to best navigate board member removal, including:

  • Board member removal due to misconduct:
    • When is quiet withdrawal appropriate?
    • Gross misconduct and reporting / disclosure obligations to authorities and members
  • Understanding the terms of the NFP’s governing document
  • Board removal options and the relevance of the legal structure of the NFP
  • When to consider expulsion from ordinary membership 
  • Complying with ‘natural justice’ principles
  • Employment law obligations - when will removal constitute unfair dismissal?
  • Other issues to consider upon removal:
    • Removing access to assets and documents 
  • Powers of the ACNC and ASIC to disqualify individuals from acting as board members
  • Alternatives to removal:
    • Waiting for the term to expire
    • Intervention from the chair to improve performance
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Catherine Brooks, Associate – Director, Law Squared, Melbourne

Catherine is a senior employment lawyer, accredited specialist in workplace relations, associate director and strategy advisor to fast growth businesses and clients of Law Squared.

Catherine is passionate about helping employers manage their workplace so that they can focus on business growth and profitability. As an employer advocate, she uses her specialist skills in workplace relations to provide strategic legal advice to CEOs and their executive team when it matters most during the employment life cycle: hiring, managing and firing.

Catherine was a finalist in the Ausmumpreneur Awards 2018 (in the category of innovative business) and Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2018 (in the category of thought leader).

Catherine is also a Company Secretary and Board Member for Women with Disabilities Victoria, Advisory Board Member for Strategic Business Alliance and Council Member for Community Directors Council (as part of the Institute of Community Directors Australia).

As a mother to two boys, Catherine wrote and published a book on flexible work called ‘Let’s make it work, baby!’ and is committed to helping both employees and employers make flexible work, work! Catherine also co-founded an online beauty and lifestyle store, Natural Supply Co, and is passionate about supporting ethical businesses creating environmentally friendly and cruelty-free products.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers advising not for profits, and executives working for not for profits and charities – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge. 

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: lisa@tved.net.au

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 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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