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Corporate Responses & Regulatory Lessons: The Hayne Royal Commission



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Explore the details and repercussions for corporate governance as a result of the Financial Services Royal Commission.

About this course

In this on-demand, online course, Catherine Maxwell, General Manager of Policy and Advocacy in the Governance Institute of Australia discusses corporate governance and directors’ duties in the wake of the Hayne Royal Commission.  Issues discussed include:

  • Ensuring better standards, policies and culture
  • Measuring stakeholder response – communications with directors
  • Recording minutes of company deliberations, policy, procedure, governance
  • Capturing opportunities in the post COVID-19 environment.


Course structure

This course consists of a 50-minute recorded video presentation by Catherine Maxwell, General Manager, Policy and Advocacy, Governance Institute of Australia, together with reference resources and activities.

The course will assist participants to:

  • Understand the impacts of recent events, including the Hayne Royal Commission and the COVID-19 pandemic, on corporate governance and directors’ duties
  • Identify strategies for advising directors and officers on standards, policies, culture, risks and opportunities.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

For NSW lawyers, the Law Society of New South Wales advises: “If this particular educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) “unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included.


A discount of 10% is available to UTS Alumni or UTS Staff enrolling in this short course. If you are eligible for this discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS Student or Staff ID number during checkout.

When signing up for the session, use the relevant voucher code to apply the discount to your cart:

  • UTS Student / Alumni: Lawalumni
  • UTS Staff: Lstaff

Please note that discounts cannot be combined. A limit of one discount applies per person per course session.

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

Who is this course for?

This program is particularly useful for:

  • General practitioners
  • Corporate law specialists
  • In-house counsel and general counsel teams
  • Legal officers
  • Litigation lawyers
  • Directors and C-suite.


Acknowledgement of Country

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.