Directors & Officers – Who is an officer of a company?Authors: Timothy Price
On 3 May 2012, the High Court delivered its much anticipated judgments concerning the breaches of duty by the directors and company secretary/general counsel of James Hardie Industries Ltd. This article deals with the judgment concerning the company secretary/general counsel and should be read in conjunction with our other recent article on the judgment in relation to the directors (Directors & Officers – be careful what is recorded in the minutes).
Significant cases, legislation or articles referred to
- Peter James Shafron v Australian Securities and Investments Commission  HCA 18
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Macdonald (No 11)  NSWSC 287
- Morley & Ors v Australian Securities and Investments Commission  NSWCA 331