Directors & Officers Liability FAQ

If you run an Organisation, or sit on a Board of Directors or a committee, you have a duty of care owed to many different stakeholders. As a result you can be personally liable for the decisions you make on behalf of that Company or Organisation you represent. 

Being personally liable as a Director or an Officer of a company means that you would personally have to pay compensation, legal costs or even a Fine or Penalty.

This means selling your home or any other assets you own, losing all your savings, may be even becoming bankrupt as a result. This means being unable to run your own business or be a Director of any company for many years,

Having said that, did you know that only 17%* of Australian entities have some form of Directors & Officers Liability cover?

Yet globally many Directors are very concerned about their personal liability exposurers. Read more here

CPR Insurance Services can save you from being uninsured for these exposures. Call us or read more about this area on this page.

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*Figure provided by Australian Institute of Company Directors

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