Sonya Beyers

Episode 68 - It’s not a competition, the difference between advisory boards and governance boards with Sonya Beyers.

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It’s not a competition, the difference between advisory boards and governance boards with Sonya Beyers.


Today on the Take on Board podcast, Helga is speaking to Sonya Beyers about the difference between advisory and governance boards and the value add that governance boards could get from an advisory board.


Sonya is on the boards of BUSS(Q) Industry Superannuation Fund, Australian Affordable Housing Securities Ltd, The Forde Foundation, OzCare Governance Committee, Queensland Law Society and a NFP Committee


Sonya is Managing Director of a leading governance consultancy and legal advisory firm, Governance by Design. Sonya specialises in developing solutions to foster leadership from the boardroom. Her combined expertise and experience support directors and their boards to become future-focused leaders for greater impact and results.


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Resources mentioned in this episode:

  • Max Planck, Quote: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

  • Dale Carnegie, Book: “How to win friends and influence people”



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