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The position of the Chair of the Board

The recent case of Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Mitchell (No. 2) [2020] FCA1098 (31 July 2020) had cause to delve into the position of the Chair of a Board. Beach J of the Federal Court summarised the role of the Chair and the extent of the powers of the position in relation to the work of the Board overall. Your Board/ Management Committee Chairs might be interested in the guidance that the court has provided about the position. See the attachment of our summary of the principles articulated by Beach J.