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Aon and Governance Institute

Board and Executive Remuneration Report 2021

Aon is Governance Institute of Australia’s official Remuneration Partner.
Aon and Governance Institute of Australia are pleased to present the results of the 2021 Board and Executive Remuneration survey. This survey combines data from 413 organisations across various industries and sizes. This includes Board and executive data from 283 of the ASX300 in addition to the members of  Governance Institute and clients of Aon. Data submitted by participants in this survey is effective for FY21. Board and executive remuneration data gathered from annual report disclosures of ASX listed organisations would be effective for FY20.

About Aon Rewards Solutions

We are a global provider of data, tools and advisory services that help organisations manage people risk, including recognition, benefit and reward programs. We have provided local insights and expertise for more than 25 years in the Australian market. 

Identifying, attracting and retaining visionary leaders and agents of change, and people with the capacity to truly transform how you operate, is necessary for winning in the digital age. Aon Rewards Solutions offers comprehensive rewards advisory services and specialises in helping clients create the reward strategies and programs they need under the Radford and McLagan brands globally, to make the workforce of the future a reality. 

Board and Executive Remuneration Advice

We take the complexity out of remuneration planning, with fit-for-purpose programs that enhance efficiency and deliver stakeholder value in line with corporate objectives. Our services include:

  • Pay benchmarking
  • Remuneration strategy
  • Short-term incentive plan design
  • Long-term incentive plan design
  • Board remuneration


We run the globally recognised Radford and McLagan surveys and capture remuneration market data from more than 1,000 organisations locally across various industries.

Equity Services

Paying employees with equity is complicated, from managing financial reporting requirements to balancing shareholder perspectives to educating participants. Our products and services help firms effectively use equity as a remuneration tool and include:

  • Valuation – AASB 2 compliant valuation of equity awards
  • PeerTracker – real time tracking of relative TSR Plan performance
  • EquiTV – a library of videos to communicate the value of equity plans to employees

Corporate Governance

As a trusted advisor in corporate governance, we partner with public and private companies to navigate complex and routine matters. We provide the following solutions:

  • Say on Pay consulting 
  • Remuneration Report and Disclosure drafting and review 
  • Investor & proxy advisor engagement 
  • ESG risk assessment and strategy development

Why Should I Subscribe to Aon's Data Centre?

If you make remuneration decisions without detailed information, or without understanding the context of the information you have, your organisation could spend too much on talent or fail to attract in-demand skills, putting you behind the competition.

Aon’s remuneration reports help HR leaders interpret and respond to reliable employment market data. Combined with our online Data Centre, Aon’s reports can help you understand how survey information relates to your organisation and specific roles, so you can make informed decisions.
Compared with other providers of remuneration data, including recruitment firms who offer free annual ‘benchmark reports’, Aon’s reports provide:

  • More comprehensive data 
  • Deeper, more nuanced analysis and insights 
  • 24/7 access to online reports updated annually or bi-annually 
  • Technical support, training, sector expertise and roundtable events

Aon's Data Centre is online software designed to provide you with access to remuneration survey data reports, allowing participants to further filter and analyse survey data by industry, location, organisation size and other key metrics. Data Centre allows users to download report data to MS Excel for further analysis and manipulation. Aon survey subscribers can access Data Centre 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any location with an internet connection.

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