Governance Institute of Australia has appointed Steven Burrell as its new chief executive officer.
Mr Burrell joins the institute from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), where he served as general manager of communications and public affairs.
Governance Institute president Trisha Mok said: “[Mr Burrell] is well known and highly respected in the governance community here and overseas, as well as in business, media and governments around Australia and we are confident he will lead Governance Institute to a new level.”
“His significant experience at the AICD, his executive leadership capabilities and vision for Governance Institute will go a long way in ensuring that Governance Institute achieves its ambitious governance agenda.”
Mr Burrell has also worked as a columnist and editor at the Australian Financial Review and the Sydney Morning Herald, winning a Walkley Award and a Pan Asian Journalist of the Year Award.
Commenting on his new role, Mr Burrell said: “I feel privileged to have this opportunity to lead this important organisation at a crucial point in its growth.”
“My primary aims are to ensure that we continue to provide better value to our members and subscribers, enhancing their capacity as governance professionals, and to further lift our standing as the leading voice on issues affecting the governance of our community.
“Governance Institute plays a vital role, through its advocacy and thought leadership, in ensuring Australia has the best possible policy and regulatory framework to achieve that, as well as educating and supporting governance professionals to be the best they can be.”