Guernsey, 6 February 2017 – ICSA: The Governance Institute is holding its annual conference at the St Pierre Park Hotel Spa & Golf Resort on 26 April 2017. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Securing the Future’ and considers the important role that governance, risk and compliance (GRC) professionals have to play in steadying the ship during times of great risk and uncertainty.
“The regulation of financial services is now stricter than it’s ever been and political uncertainty in the UK and Europe is creating greater instability in the market. Our conference aims to provide delegates with the tools to approach the coming year with confidence and is an ideal reminder of the value of good governance,” says Sara Bourne, Chair of ICSA’s Guernsey Branch.
Delegates will benefit from expert input on topics including: leadership, minute taking, Brexit, interactive workshops and personal development. Confirmed speakers so far include:
- Jonathan Le Tocq, External Affairs Minister, States of Guernsey, who will be discussing what Brexit means for Guernsey
- Alan Bougourd, Registrar, Guernsey Registry, who will be providing an update on the Beneficial Ownership Register
- Peter Swabey, Policy and Research Director, ICSA: The Governance Institute, who will be presenting ICSA’s new guidance about minute taking
- Chris Hodge, Policy Consultant, ICSA and former Director of Corporate Governance at the Financial Reporting Council and Susan Swabey, Company Secretary, Smith and Nephew plc, who will be joining Peter to consider The Future of AGMs
- Rob Shapland, Principal Cyber Security Consultant, First Base Technologies LLP, who will be running a practical workshop on cyber security
- Tim Andrews, Director, Ipes, who will be looking at Client Due Diligence
- David Press, Managing Director, DMJ Recruitment, who will be looking at how GRC professionals can increase their value in the workplace
- Dennis Tourish, Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London, who will be speaking on the subject of dysfunctional leadership in organisations.
Places can be booked online at icsa.org.uk/guernseyconf17.
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For further information, please contact Sara Bourne, ICSA Guernsey Branch Chair:
+44 (0)1481 737245
Maria Brookes, Media Relations Manager:
+44 (0)20 7612 7072
+44 (0)7890 649 143
Notes to Editors:
- 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 over 125 years’ experience, we work with regulators and policy makers to champion high standards of governance and provide qualifications, training and guidance.
- 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.