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Corporate Governance Masterclass

Support the long-term success of your business through effective corporate governance
  • Our practical Corporate Governance Masterclass examines current best practice in all aspects of corporate governance, from the new role of board committees and directors' responsibilities and powers, to best implementation of governance in day-to-day activities. The costs and benefits of best practice governance will be examined and practical guidance will be given on such issues as the relationship with shareholders and other stakeholders, managing and meeting the expectations of the market, international investors and local government and regulatory authorities. The course will also discuss the challenges of implementing best-practice corporate governance in emerging markets and will include the specific requirements of banks and financial institutions.


    How will this course assist you?


    This comprehensive 5-day programme will cover:

    • The current state and direction of best practices in corporate governance
    • Implementing and embedding best practices within your organisation /institution
    • How to structure board committees, institutional policies and procedures to conform to international requirements and expectations
    • How to communicate governance procedures to outside stakeholders including shareholders, governments and communities
    • Implementing governance directives within the management of the institution
    • Analysing the governance of other institutions
    • Governance as a competitive edge
    • Identifying and maximising the financial benefit from improved corporate governance and procedures

    Who should attend

    • Directors & Board Members
    • Audit Committee members
    • Company secretaries and governance professionals
    • Corporate counsel
    • Senior company management
    • Investors and fund managers
    • Analysts
    • Regulators
    • Securities exchange officials
    • Lawyers & legislators

  • Day One

     

    An Introduction

     

    Definitions and scope
    Cultural aspect
    Governance vs management
    Hard Prescriptive(USA Sarbanes Oxley)or
    Voluntary “soft” UK approach
    The UK Corporate Governance Code
    The Agency dilemma
    The overall Regulatory Framework including Bribery and Corruption
    Case Study:The UK LIBOR Rigging Scandal

    Governance of non listed companies

     

    Eg Private companies,family companies,

    Code for unlisted companies
    Charities and not for profit
    Case Study:FIFA:Values,accountability and ethics

    Governance in the Public Sector

     

    The UK Nolan Principles

    Governance in Emerging Markets

     

    Why it is essential
    Patterns of ownership
    Protection of minority investors
    Convergence of OECD Norms
    Case Study: Goldman Sachs and 1mbd
    Day Two
    Corporate Governance in Banks
    Agency issues
    Culture
    Rogue Traders
    Regulatory Environment
    Systemic crises and poor Governance
    Case Studies:Anglo Irish Bank,Westpac,National Australia Bank,Northern Rock,Lehman Brothers.

    Governance of Listed Companies

     

    Ownership

    Shareholders Rights
    Investor Relations.Best Practice
    Insider Trading
    Shareholder Activism
    Listing Rules
    The Annual General Meeting/General Assembly
    Case Studies:Carillion,Enron,Sports Direct,Galleon,Ocado

    What do Boards do?

     

    Different types of Boards
    Performance vs Conformance
    Delegated matters
    Boards and management
    The Effective Board.Understanding Board Dynamics
    Constitution
    Mix and diversity
    Protection of shareholder rights
    Managing agendas,meetings and minutes
    Communication with shareholders
    Case Study:Managing a Board Meeting
    What makes a good Board

    Day Three

     

    Setting the tone
    Values and Ethics
    Overseeing whistleblowing process
    Corporate Social Responsibility
    Sustainable Reporting
    Integrated Reporting
    Case Studies:Wells Fargo,UBS.How the mighty get affected.
    Olympus.Michael Woodford’s experience

    Directors

     

    Appointment
    Hard and soft capabilities
    Induction and training
    Roles and responsibilities
    Termination
    Case Study:What makes a good director?

    Non Executive Directors

     

    How different
    Objectives
    The right appointment(s)
    Getting value from them
    Their roles
    Ensuring independence

    The Role of the Chairman

     

    What makes a good Chairman
    Qualities and capabilities
    Beyond the Board meeting
    Relationship with the CEO
    Who appraises him/her
    Different styles
    Case Study:qbe,Berkshire Hathaway.Difficult decisions from the Chairman.

    Day Four

     

    Boards and Strategy Setting
    Setting the direction
    Overseeing the process
    Use of Professional Advisers
    Reviews and value creation
    Is the Board having the right conversation
    Mergers and Acquisitions:Creating or destroying value?
    Case Study:RBS acquisition strategy.Where was the Board?

    Boards and Risk

     

    Appreciating Risk
    Framework for Risk Management
    Boards’ Responsibilities
    Best Practice for the Board
    Risks facing the Board
    Case Study:HBOS.Understanding risks

    When a crisis happens

     

    Boards’ Responsibilities
    Re assessing stakeholders
    Who and how to deal
    Preserving reputation and value
    Case Studies:Abraaj(Dubai),Boeing,Malaysia Airlines MH370,VW Emissions Scandal

    Day Five

    Board Committees

    Audit Committee

     

    Roles and responsibilities
    Membership
    Terms of Reference
    Relationship with Internal Auditors
    Relationship with External Auditors
    Since the Financial Crisis
    Increased role of Audit Committees
    Case Studies:HBOS,Carillion

    Nominations Committee

     

    Who to appoint

    Roles and responsibilities
    Succession Planning
    Talent Management

    Remuneration Committee

     

    Membership

    Main role
    Executive Pay.The issues
    Pay and Performance
    Equity Ownership
    Disclosures
    Dividend issues

    Board Malfunction

     

    Why do Boards malfunction
    Games and Power play
    Importance of Chairman
    Groupthink
    Tone at the top
    Role of non executive directors
    Case Study:Credit Suisse

    Board Evaluation

     

    WhyProcess.From questionnaire to full process
    The Regulatory environment
    Who should do it
    Working on feedback
    Conflict issues
    Working towards improvement
    Case Study:Devising a Board Effectiveness Questionnaire


  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – 10/10 of the world’s largest banks have chosen us as there training provider and we have delivered training across the largest banks and have trained over 25,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 100+ strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 25,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 99 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 4.2/5 on service and 4.7/5 on Coursecheck
This course can be run virtually online or as an in-house, tailored learning solution

Instructor

  • Jean Pousson

    Biography

    Jean Pousson is a Director and founding shareholder of Board Evaluation Limited, a specialised consultancy practice set up in 2011 which provides board evaluation,strategic health checks,and various training and consultancy services to an international client base.He is a regular contributor to strategy and finance programmes run by The Institute of Directors,where he is one of their senior consultants.  Jean previously held the position of Director of Studies at the TSB Group Management College where he was responsible for overall academic leadership, but with direct responsibility for finance and strategy programmes and consultancy activities.  Jean spent two years in the City of London with DC Gardner & Company(now Euromoney plc) as Assistant Director, Corporate Banking delivering training courses for banks on credit worldwide. His banking career at Barclays Bank spanned 15 years and within the last five years he occupied various management positions within retail and corporate banking and was involved in lending to individuals,small businesses and later to corporates.  For the last 32 years, Jean has lectured and consulted on issues of strategic planning and implementation, governance, operational excellence, credit risk and finance to an international client base consisting of financial services organisations,SME’s, multinationals, charities, housing associations, professional firms and public sector bodies. Some examples of past and present clients include: UK Finance(The body which represents asset based finance)Credit Suisse AG,Lloyds Bank plc,MBNA Europe Limited,Paypal Europe,RBS plc,Worldpay.He has lectured in well over 32 countries.  As well as maintaining his own client base he also speaks regularly at Vistage,the San Diego based, Chief Executive network which is the largest in the world,and to programmes run by The Chartered Institute of Credit Management and was voted UK Finance’s lecturer of the year in 2013 and 2018.In a typical year Jean will work with over 600 directors and about 8 to 10 Boards.  He has a B.Comm degree from the University of Witwatersrand(South Africa),is a Chartered Member of The Institute of Bankers in South Africa(CAIBSA),received a distinction of the joint Barclays/University of Witwatersrand Senior Management Programme(a nine month long executive programme) and obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration from The University of Warwick(1996) A keen sports enthusiast he has run over 20 marathons including 3 ultra marathons.  Loves travel,history and a good comedy.