Experts in Delegated Authorities

Our purpose is to enable everyone working in an organisation to understand what they can and can’t do, and how decisions are made.  People are empowered to do their jobs properly and take accountability for their actions.  They make better decisions, faster.  The organisation is well governed and more productive.  Risk is lower and directors are better protected.

We help clients to achieve this through delegated authorities that are clear, accessible and easy.

AuthoritiesOnline™ is cloud-based software as a service that is hosted externally in a secure environment.  Delegated authorities are available online, simple to understand, quick to search and very easy to manage.  They cover all decisions, financial and non-financial, and link them to relevant policies and procedures.  Changes can be made and communicated in real time with a full audit trail of all changes.

Implementation is easy and can be completed in a couple of weeks.

We also advise on reviewing and enhancing delegations of authority and embedding them into business as usual activities.  As part of implementation, we benchmark the client’s delegated authorities against other organisations, and identify opportunities for enhancement.  We have deep expertise in governance and have assisted several organisations to enhance their delegations.

We know delegated authorities.  We can help make yours really easy.

Meet Our Leaders

Sam Butcher

Sam is the Founder of Authorities Online with over 25 years’ experience in governance and law.  He was previously Deputy Company Secretary of BHP Billiton, and Company Secretary & General Counsel of Zinifex and Bonlac Foods.  Sam has advised many organisations on governance and delegated authorities and is an expert in the area.  He is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, and a recipient of the Institute President’s Award for outstanding service.  He is a thought leader and frequent presenter on governance topics.

Sam ButcherFounder
Michael Joseph

Michael has more than 25 years’ experience in application development and system integration. Working at Microsoft for more than 10 years he consulted to many of Australia’s largest enterprises, including Telstra, CBA, BAB, BHP, the ATO and the Victorian Government.  He has a breadth of experience in all aspects of systems implementation.

Michael JosephChief Technology Officer
Peter Day

Peter is Chairman of our Advisory Board.  He has a background in finance and general management and was Chief Financial Officer for Amcor.  Peter is a former Chairman of the Australian Accounting Standards Board and was Deputy Chairman of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. He is currently a non-executive Director of a number of listed companies, including Alumina, Ansell, Boart Longyear and SAI Global.

Peter DayChairman
Jim Cock

After nearly a decade of Senior executive roles as Managing Director leading businesses for GE Capital in Consumer & Commercial Finance, Jim is applying the acquired knowledge and practices of business performance improvement to a broad range of businesses. This has included Start-Ups, Professional Service Firms, Mid Market businesses and Not For Profits.

Jim CockAdvisory Board Member
Anthony Joseph

AJ is a business and sales executive who has a track record of turning strategy into results. He is currently a Chief Sales Officer at Large and architect of Mastership.  AJ was previously the head of sales at start-up Better Place, an independent sales consultant and an account executive and enterprise strategist for Microsoft. While at Microsoft he secured the world’s largest Windows and Office deal and helped set the template for what would become its enterprise licensing program.

Anthony JosephAdvisory Board Member
Sam Riley

Sam is Co-founder and CEO for the Ansarada group, the only provider of virtual data rooms designed exclusively for M&A.  He is an experienced business owner and sales executive and has worked for both Unilever and BMW Group. Sam’s previous roles involved leading, motivating and coaching teams, achieving growth through product development and accelerators, and utilisation of emerging technologies to simplify business models and disrupt incumbent players.

Sam RileyAdvisory Board Member

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