Guernsey Bailiff to open governance conference

Guernsey, 1 April 2016 – Sir Richard Collas, Bailiff of the Bailiwick of Guernsey has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at this year’s ICSA Guernsey Conference, which takes place on 27 April at St Pierre Park Hotel Spa & Golf Resort, Rohais, St Peter Port.

“A number of pressing governance challenges such as the development of strategy at board level, the embedding of socially responsible practice, succession planning, cyber crime and intellectual property will be considered,” says Sara Bourne, Chair of ICSA’s Guernsey Branch. “With regulation stricter than ever before, this conference is the ideal forum to have an open discussion about the benefits of good governance to Guernsey and its reputation internationally.”

Other speakers include:

  • Local governance professional Mark Wearden, Director of MBS Challenge Perception and Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln who will be looking at the links between longevity, succession planning and long-term business success
  • Emma Bailey, Director of Guernsey Financial Services Commission’s Investment Supervision and Policy Division who will consider the governance themes identified by the Commission
  • Matthew Parker, Head of Information Security at Mourant Ozannes who will be identifying the biggest threats coming from the cyber crime market in 2016
  • Alan Bougourd, Registrar, Guernsey Registry who will consider the opportunities that lie with Guernsey developing its international IP capability
  • Susie Crowder, Non-Executive Director at UBS and C5 who will consider what effective leadership on CSR looks like.

“This year’s conference is particularly special as we celebrate 125 years of existence. We have been at the forefront of governance for a very long time and we recently repositioned ourselves as ICSA: The Governance Institute to reflect our long history as a governance thought leader. Our annual conference is the perfect draw for those professionals wishing to stay on top of the latest legal, regulatory and governance issues affecting businesses in Guernsey and elsewhere,” says Simon Osborne, Chief Executive of ICSA, who will be closing the conference.

Places can be booked online here.

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For further information, please contact Sara Bourne, ICSA Guernsey Branch Chair:

Sara.Bourne@careygroup.gg 
+44 (0)1481 737245

or

Maria Brookes, Media Relations Manager:

mbrookes@icsa.org.uk  
+44 (0)20 7612 7072
+44 (0)7890 649 143


Notes to Editors:

  1. ICSA: The Governance Institute is the professional body for governance. We have members in all sectors and are required by our Royal Charter to lead ‘effective governance and efficient administration of commerce, industry and public affairs’. With 125 years’ experience, we work with regulators and policy makers to champion high standards of governance and provide qualifications, training and guidance.
    Website: www.icsa.org.uk 
  2. ICSA Guernsey branch represents the interests of over 400 members and students in the Bailiwick. Chartered status is conferred on those with sufficient and relevant experience who have passed ICSA’s Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme or an ICSA Accredited Master’s Degree. For those looking for a successful career in the offshore financial services sector, ICSA offers a suite of qualifications in International Finance and Administration, as well as a Diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration.

    Website: www.icsaguernsey.com 
  3. Full details of the ICSA Guernsey conference can be found online at https://www.icsa.org.uk/events/conferences-and-summits/guernsey-conference-2016 

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