Showcase: Governance and Board Protocols

This video showcases a newly endorsed masterclass as part of the Good Governance Training Academy. It features Max Franchitto, the creator of the masterclass and explains why we believe this intervention can assist both new as well as seasoned directors to improve their governance insights and board competence.


The training involves 5 sessions which are available globally via Zoom. The sessions are limited to a maximum of 10 attendees to ensure even interaction and learning contribution by all involved. In between each calendar session readings are assigned which take approximately 2 hours to complete. Successful participants are issued with a Good Governance Academy Certificate of Completion as well as a Certificate from the training provider – Build Your Board.

About Build Your Board

The Build Your Board focus is to assist New and Existing Directors to improve and broaden their knowledge on all aspects of good governance and board best practice.


Build Your Board believes that no matter whether you are in the beginning, middle or end of your Director journey, there will always be room for improvement, with this in mind forums are also provided to help training participants to attain better skills to meet the challenges of governance and protocols on a Board.


Build Your Board programmes are designed to help participants to develop practical hands on skills as well as gain valuable technical knowledge that may also assist for further academic studies. Build Your Board is dedicated to providing ongoing development beyond academic learning, believing that qualitative skills can only be obtained by transfer of knowledge from an experienced source.

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Max Franchitto

BA,MBA, Grad.Dip.Legal St., PC.Arb.

Max Franchitto is the Founder and Managing Principal of MGF Consulting Group (est. 1999). Prior to establishing MGFCG, Max gained his experience (18+ years in executive management) with significant achievements in the financial services industry.

Max consults to a wide variety of industry sectors based on his experience in Business performance improvement, Competitive Strategy, Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions, his clients inevitably come back given his work ethic and dedication to the tasks he performs and the quality of his services.


Max through MGFCG & BYB has conducted Governance Training and Strategic planning advisory services and workshops with many (300+) Board and Management teams over the past two decades.


The consulting disciplines include; Strategic Planning, Business Performance, Mergers & Acquisition strategy & implementation, Corporate Governance and Advisory Board development, NED Selection.
Max holds a Bachelors Degree (Flinders Uni. SA.) in Politics & Economics, an MBA (University of SA & Macquarie GSM). He holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies (UNSW Law School) in Corporate Governance, Contracts and IP Law. He received the Macquarie University, Graduate School of Management “Brambles Management Prize” (1995), he attended Harvard Business School (Boston, MA) to specialise his studies in Service & Customer retention management. Professional Certificate in Arbitration & Mediation (Adelaide Uni.- Law School & IAMA) completed in 2012.


Max is a Lecturer at Kaplan Business School in the MBA topics of; 1) Governance Ethics & Sustainability, plus 2) People Culture & Contemporary Leadership. He has been a past Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (SA) and a Fellow Certified Practising Marketer (FCPM) with the Australian Institute of Marketing.

Max has held a number of Directorships, including Chairman on Not-for-Profit Boards.

Carolynn Chalmers

Chief Executive Officer, Good Governance Academy

Carolynn has spent the last 20 years assisting leaders and leadership teams to understand and apply governance principles and generate value for their organizations. She uses of her expertise and experience in corporate governance, organizational strategy, Digital Transformation and systems thinking to do so.


Carolynn has extensive management and governance experience and has held various Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Board, Board Committee and Executive roles for international, listed, private and public organizations. This spans many industries, including financial services, health, energy, construction, education, tourism, media, non-profit and the public sector.


Carolynn is co-editor of the ISO standard for the governance of organizations (ISO 37000), co-convenor of the Governance Maturity Technical Committee (ISO 37004) and Chairperson of the associated South African Bureau of Standards mirror committee, TC309, where she also represents South Africa’s King Committee.


Carolynn is well known for her successes in designing and leading large, complex strategy and organizational transformation implementations – she attributes this success to the application of effective governance principles.


Carolynn has received numerous national and international accolades for public speaking.

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