One of Australia's most influential professional bodies, Governance Institute of Australia, and publishing powerhouse LexisNexis have announced a four-year collaboration to provide education and knowledge support for practising company secretaries, students, directors, governance professionals and risk managers.

According to Governance Institute's chief executive Mr Steven Burrell, "The breakthrough integration of LexisNexis information and technology coupled with Governance Institute's deep understanding of the needs and expectations of governance and risk professionals is a compelling combination. Robust governance and risk management practices go to the very core of every organisation in the country — be it public, private or not-for-profit — and demand 21st century education and knowledge offerings," he said.

"LexisNexis is the premier global provider of information to corporate, legal, risk management, government, tax, accounting and academic professionals with rich resources in world-class content and leading-edge technology. Our strategic partnership will combine their expertise in developing indispensable knowledge resources with our mastery of governance knowledge, principles and practices to produce the best, most reliable and user-friendly guidance and tools for governance and risk professionals at any stage in their careers", Mr Burrell said.

Governance Institute and LexisNexis will collaborate on content, industry insights, continuing professional development events and thought leadership. For instance, Governance Institute will assist in developing content for a new Practical Guidance module dedicated to company secretarial practice that will complement the existing LexisNexis Practical Guidance suite. In addition, LexisNexis will support industry-leading conferences and events offered by Governance Institute to develop the skills and careers of the governance profession.

"Our aim is to provide the best education for students entering the profession and to support current practitioners with practical professional development opportunities and content as they come to terms with increasing complexity in corporate regulation and practice," Mr Burrell said.

LexisNexis Australia's general manager Joanne Beckett added, "LexisNexis has a track record for producing highly-acclaimed resources that make it easy for professionals to perform at their best. Working with Governance Institute ensures that our governance-related guidance and tools meet the highest standards in quality, accuracy and practicality that our customers expect and deserve."

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Viv Hardy
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Steven Burrell
Governance Institute
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Su Lin Ho
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Polina Madorsky
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About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help professional customers make more informed decisions, increase productivity and serve their clients better. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

About Governance Institute of Australia

Governance Institute of Australia is the only independent professional association with a sole focus on whole-of-organisation governance. Our education, support and networking opportunities for directors, company secretaries, governance professionals and risk managers are second to none.