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Promoting and supporting the vital role of the governance professional in academy trusts is at the top of the DfE’s priorities, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System says

25 January 2021

Baroness Berridge, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System, has acknowledged the vital role that governance professionals play in academy trusts and confirmed that more widely promoting and supporting the role of the governance professional in trusts is at the top of the DfE’s priorities for this year. Read more

Board evaluation review published today shows there’s room for improvement

20 January 2021

ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute has today released the findings of its review into the effectiveness of independent board evaluation in the UK listed sector. The review, which was carried out at the request of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), assessed the quality of evaluations and has identified a number of ways in which board evaluation might be improved. Read more

“Academy trust CEOs serving as trustees is a nuanced issue, with no one-size-fits-all solution”, says ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute

19 January 2021

ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute has today released a statement outlining its views about the situation of having chief executives, and other staff, as trustees of charitable companies such as academy trusts. The Institute believes that the situation is nuanced and a default of only one option will not always represent good governance practice. Read more

New Chair of ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute’s Guernsey Branch named as Teresa Le Couteur

18 January 2021

ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute is pleased to announce the election of Teresa Le Couteur, Group Company Secretary for Northern Trust Guernsey, as Chair of the Institute’s Guernsey Branch, effective 1 January 2021. Teresa’s was elected to the position by the Bailiwick’s membership and succeeds Paul Smith, who chaired the branch from May 2019 until December 2020, having been Vice Chair since Jan 2016. Read more

Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) scoops award for governance

27 November 2020

The UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation was honoured at ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute’s 2020 Awards, picking up the award for Governance Project of the Year. MOHRE’s governance maturity evaluation project, which has enhanced the maturity of the Ministry’s governance system, sealed the win for MOHRE at last night’s 2020 Awards. Read more

Further Education specialist Fiona Chalk named Governance Champion of the Year

27 November 2020

Fiona Chalk, Governance Consultant & Trainer at Governance4FE has been named Governance Champion of the Year by ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute, the professional body for governance. Fiona, founder of Governance4FE, a community organisation that specialises solely in Further Education governance, received the award for the work that she has done to improve outcomes for students by increasing the effectiveness of those tasked with the oversight of governance in the further education and skills sector. Read more

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust scoops awards for good governance and diversity and inclusion

27 November 2020

Peterborough-based North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust had double cause for celebration last night when the Trust’s Deputy Company Secretary Paul Denton was named Governance Professional of the Year and the Trust picked up the award for Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year at ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute’s 2020 Awards. Read more

Ireland’s Paul McCullagh named Company Secretary of the Year

27 November 2020

Paul McCullagh, Company Secretary at Dublin-based Barclays Europe has been named Company Secretary of the Year by ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute at the Institute’s 2020 Awards. Paul was recognised for his drive and commitment to ensure Barclays Europe is at the forefront of best practice corporate governance, something which has earned him the respect and confidence of the Board. Read more

‘Extension of AGM flexibility is welcome news for company secretaries,’ ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute advises

26 November 2020

ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute has welcomed the extension of flexibilities around company meeting arrangements included in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act), which the government has extended to 30 March 2021. Read more

FRC review of governance reporting provides companies with a clear blueprint of what good reporting looks like

26 November 2020

ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute today welcomed the Financial Reporting Council’s 2020 review of governance reporting. Read more

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