Across the Board

Across the Board

Across the Board is a 7-part documentary podcast series that goes beyond the old perceptions of men in suits sitting around boardroom tables to investigate why good governance is essential in our everyday lives, why it matters now more than ever, and most importantly, why we should care. The series covers everything from workplace culture to how to get a seat at the table, technology, board diversity, technology and more with stories and experiences shared by high profile directors across a range of industries.


December 31, 2022 39 mins

Success can be achieved quietly over time, but sometimes it doesn’t come without failure. With so many changes happening in society sometimes dealing with new issues is about making it up as you go. This final episode of Across the Board looks at how directors set the benchmark for success, but what it feels like when coming face-to-face with outright failure, including a legal perspective of the Main Zeal case that went to the Sup...

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Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. But while technology has granted us some freedoms and opportunities it also poses huge risks opening the floodgates for hackers and increasing the need for cyber security. Switched On addresses innovation, the need for boards to stay alert, the benefits of integrating tech into the boardroom and the trickle-down effect on the well-being of staff, as well as the changes a...

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December 30, 2022 40 mins

Climate action is a matter of urgency that affects society at large and is now at the forefront of Director duties. But what kinds of issues are boards tackling and how will their decisions affect the rest of us? Head in the Trees looks at the importance of climate governance across a range of industries beyond the primary sector to the practical measures being taken to limit global warming and prevent a catastrophic climate disast...

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December 23, 2022 40 mins

With the weight of so much pressure, dealing with stress at the top isn’t always easy.

The Domino Effect looks at gas-lighting and what it’s like to be bullied in the boardroom, including personal portraits of how anxiety, isolation, depression and stress at the top has played out for directors affecting their sense of self, their family lives and their ability to stay ‘checked in.’ It also explores the challenges of speaking out,...

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December 16, 2022 41 mins

Social movements are increasingly influencing the way directors think about the broader implications of the decisions they make and the customers, stakeholders and communities they serve. But does that mean having a loud hailer at the ready?

This third episode addresses the potential pitfalls and responsibilities for boards when dealing with broader social issues like racism, gender inequality, sexual harassment and modern slavery...

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Boards no longer look like they used to. The cultural makeup of boards is changing to reflect the societal shift that is happening around us. But what does that look like for people of colour who are suddenly given the role to speak on behalf of all ethnic communities? Where do those who identify as disabled or gender fluid fit on boards, and what does it mean to have a voice and push for change in the face of adversity? You’ll hea...

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December 2, 2022 35 mins

What does it mean to have a seat at the table when you’re sitting on a board? This first episode of Across the Board looks at what it takes to get your first board role as well as breaking down some old stereotypes. Kirsten Patterson and Sonia Yee delve into the responsibility and role of boards, and look at how the decision-making process trickles down through an organisation.  

Presenters: Kirsten Patterson and Sonia Yee  


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