Bianca Rinehart will be the new trustee of the Rinehart family trust following yesterday's decision in the NSW Supreme Court. But it's likely this family saga is not over with other legal action pending. Families working together towards common goals have been shown to drive amazing outcomes for Australian businesses...but in the case of the Rineharts there could hardly have been less cohesion. I am struck by a number of what-ifs...what if the family had been able to find a way to collaborate effectively when it came to making decisions about the family's wealth? What if they had been able to develop an effective governance framework to manage wealth transfer across generations? What if they had been able to agree on a way to resolve disputes, before they actually occurred? Unfortunately we may never know.