I wish this book had been available before I joined my first board.'
Michelle Gibbings, Founder and Director, Change Meridian
'Robyn Weatherley sets out to de-mystify the topic of how boards work and what company directors actually do. And she succeeds brilliantly!'
Anne Ward, Chairman Zoos Victoria, Colonial First State, Qantas Superannuation, CIE; Director, MYOB, Flexigroup Ltd, Foundation for Imaging Research Council Member RMIT
It is important that new directors find a board where they fit and understand exactly what it means to be a company director. Almost like a marriage, they have to be compatible and share the vision and culture of the organisation, as well as understand the business and the finances.
Eyes Wide Open by Robyn Weatherley is written as a friendly, honest conversation providing first-time directors with invaluable though not often shared inside tips and insights about board membership and company directorship. It also includes handy checklists to help prospective directors with their due diligence.
Eyes Wide Open is an enduring and insightful guide for all new and aspiring directors, regardless of whether the appointment is with a not-for-profit, an equal representation board, government enterprise, family-run business, tech start-up, or an ASX-listed company.