Employee ownership trusts: a flexible solution to business succession | EOA Experts Panel Webinar

Join Professor Andrew Pendleton as he outlines the main features of the employee ownership trust (EOT) and explains why it is an attractive form of business succession.

The design features of the EOT help to overcome some of the well-known and long-standing barriers to employee ownership, such as financing constraints and employee coordination.

This presentation provides a comprehensive account of the demographics of EOTs: size of company, location, sector, and age, drawing on data from a population study and from an in-depth survey of 210 EOTs (around one-third of the population).

Finally, the presentation outlines and discusses employee involvement in governance such as representation on the EO trust and the main company board.

Andrew is Professor of Employee Ownership and Reward, and former head of the School of Management and Governance (2019 – 2021) at the UNSW Business School.

The third EOA Experts Panel webinar for 2022 was held on Tuesday, 7 June at 9am (AEST).

Employee Ownership Australia (EOA) ensures ongoing advocacy for broad based employee ownership and dynamic workplace participation in Australian companies. We engage with and assist companies that have or aim to implement employee ownership or employee share plans, whilst also being a key advocacy body for broad based employee ownership.

Over the course of 2022 our EOA Experts Panel will hold a series of webinars where you can learn more about employee ownership. Sessions will cover a range of topics for both listed and unlisted companies. If you’d like to catch up on some past sessions held this year or access recordings of all seven webinars held in 2021, please visit ‘Webinars’ page on the EOA website, which can be found under the ‘Resources’ menu tab.