The discussion is part of an initiative to promote ICAEW and its members as leaders in corporate governance. Attendees will participate in a discussion, sharing experiences and gaining insight into the annual self-evaluation of Audit Committee (or Board) effectiveness.
Forthcoming events and webinars
A one-day CPD training course that examines in detail the principles of corporate governance in the UK and how they should be applied.
Practical training and certification programme designed to provide current and aspiring NEDs with the knowledge and understanding to carry out their roles effectively.
Webinars and other recordings on demand
Beatriz Araujo & Jo Hewitt, Baker McKenzie and Joan Medland, PwC discuss the role and duties of directors.
Stuart Jubb, MD of Consulting at Crossword Cybersecurity, and Nikki Cole, an experienced Non-Executive Director, discuss the processes that Boards should have in place to manage their cybersecurity risks.
Martyn Scrivens, Chair of the ICAEW's Internal Audit Advisory Panel and Martin Robinson, consultant for the Fraud Advisory Panel and advisor to the Chartered Institute of Internal Audit, look at the role of internal audit and its use in preventing, detecting and responding to fraud.
Sophie Black, Partner at Mercer and John Davies, Associate Director at EY share their views on the value and importance of culture in an organisation. Both speakers share details of their research into organisational culture and how culture can be measured.
Angela Crawford-Ingle, Chair of Audit & Risk Committees at Beazley plc, Swinton Insurance and River and Mercantile Group, and Tim Copnell, Founding Chairman of KPMG’s UK Audit Committee Institute share best practice in leading an effective Audit Committee.
Ian Foxley, whistleblower and Dino Bossi, Addveritas share their views on the benefits of whistleblowing and the system that should be in place to support people.
Jennifer Janson, Six Degrees and Jamie Harley, PwC discuss the potential impact of social media on reputation, how best to manage this risk and use social media to the benefit of the organisation.
Graeme Nuttall OBE (Fieldfisher), and Andrew Ninian (The Investment Association) discuss how worker representation on boards could work for business.
Articles and features
Many will be familiar with the duty in s172 of the Companies Act 2006 which requires directors of UK companies to consider the principle of "enlightened shareholder value" when making decisions.
Directors’ duties to ‘have regard to’ a wide range of stakeholders has been with us since the Companies Act (2006). Stakeholders includes company employees.
The 2018 PwC Building Public Trust Awards took as their theme ‘celebrating openness’
The UK is witnessing a battle to restore trust in business. Governance is more in the spotlight than at any time since the ‘Maxwell years’ which immediately preceded the 1992 Cadbury report.
A roundup of current and recently concluded corporate governance reviews and inquires.
Having an effective Audit Committee is essential for good corporate governance as it leads on financial reporting, internal controls, risk management and external audit functions.
The duties of directors of English companies were codified by the Companies Act 2006 (the "Act").
It is very clear that a new lens is being applied to board performance.