Yorkshire

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About us

 The Yorkshire Branch meetings are held four times a year. The agendas for future meetings are currently being devised, do contact us with any topic suggestion you may have at yorkshirebranch@icsa.org.uk

Contact the Yorkshire Branch

For further information, please contact Lesley Ward ACIS.

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For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

For branch support and event queries please contact the branch support team

Upcoming events

Winter CPD event

Date: Wednesday 5 December 2018
Venue:  DLA Piper UK LLP, Princes Exchange, 2 Princes Square, Leeds, LS1 4BY 
Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm 
Cost: Free
CPD: 1 hour

Horizon scanning 

Victoria Rhodes and Faith James of DLA Piper will scan the 2019 horizon to provide a series of pointers that will be relevant to company secretaries from all types of organisations:

Victoria will cover the impact of the significant changes coming into effect in respect of corporate governance and reporting obligations effective for financial years starting on or after 31 January 2019.

Following high-profile corporate insolvencies in the last couple of years, the Government has proposed strengthening the corporate governance of firms that are in, or approaching, insolvency. Faith will highlight how these proposals might impact on complex group structure, shareholder responsibilities, payment of dividends and directors' duties. The session will also consider protection for supply chains in the event of insolvency.

They will also provide a snapshot of other key upcoming legal and/or reporting changes in subjects such as HR; payroll; equality and diversity; gender/CEO/ethnic pay reporting; environment, and health & safety.

Book now

 

The agendas for future meetings are currently being devised, contact us with any topic suggestions you may have at yorkshirebranch@icsa.org.uk

Contact the Yorkshire Branch

For further information, please contact Lesley Ward ACIS.

Join the branch on LinkedIn

For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

For branch support and event queries please contact the branch support team

Previous events

Student revision seminar

Date: Thursday 25 October 2018

The agenda for this student revision seminar included exam techniques by Theresa Minnie, ICSA Head of Outreach, and a choice between two sessions led by examiners of the relevant papers:

  • A revision toolbox session on Corporate Governance, revising concepts, use of mind maps, exam techniques and analysing previous exam papers.
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis: the session (i) reviewed the best approach to the compulsory analysis and interpretation question (ii) worked through a recent consolidation question and (iii) reviewed past papers and exam techniques for finance papers.

Attendees also had the opportunity to network informally with other students.

 

Inclusion & Diversity and the role of the Board

Date: Tuesday 6 November 2018 

There has been an increased focus on diversity issues for all companies, whether that is in respect of board composition, or gender pay reporting. This joint session with AWCS, hosted by KPMG Leeds, looked at developments in this area, and also took a further look at inclusion issues, such as why disability should be on the board agenda. Finally, the session looked to debate what the profession can do to move disability further up the governance agenda.

 

 ICSA Yorkshire Autumn CPD Meeting

Date: Thursday 18 October 2018

We welcomed Lee Parkin, Senior Security Consultant at CGI as our speaker for the evening. In light of a series of data leaks from high profile brands, virus attacks on the NHS, the advent of GDPR and the growing threat of hacktivists and cyber terrorists, Lee will provide an update on the latest cyber risks and opportunities for organisations so you can make sure your board are doing the right things.

We also welcomed Claire Wedderman, Regional Manager at Inspiring Governance, who explained volunteer governance opportunities in schools and colleges available to you and your organisation.

 

Special meeting on proposed Charter and byelaw changes

Date: Thursday 26 July 2018

John Heaton, ICSA UKRIAT President, and Charis Evans, Business Development Director, updated you on the introduction of the new qualifying programme syllabus, affiliated membership and the new designation of chartered governance professional. They also sought your views on the International Council proposals to build on these innovations, including a new name for ICSA. You can read more about the proposals here

 

Yorkshire Summer CPD meeting

Date: Wednesday 13 June 2018  

Our speaker for the evening: 
Dr Nick Beech, Director of Executive Learning at Leeds Beckett University. Nick discussed the role of the Company Secretary in mediating and shaping an organisational governance culture.

 

Yorkshire Spring CPD meeting

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018

Our two speakers for the meeting; David Charity, Financial Investigation Manager, Economic Crime Unit, and Jai Baker, Head of Industry, Link Market Services and Chair of the ICSA Registrars Group.

David is a manager at West Yorkshire Police’s Economic Crime Unit, the largest ECU outside of London. The Unit specialises in investigating Serious Fraud & Corruption, and disrupting Organised Crime through Money Laundering and Asset recovery investigations. David’s expertise is in Money Laundering & Asset Recovery and he gave us an insight into how organised crime groups launder money and what businesses can do to protect themselves against this.

We are delighted that Jai has agreed to provide an overview of what is happening in the share registration and employee share plans industries. He discussed what is coming in relation to regulatory change and how the ICSA Registrars Group are managing these challenges. Jai provided an update on Link Asset Services following its acquisition of Capita Registrars Limited and how they too are helping its issuer clients and other stakeholders overcome some of the regulatory hurdles and future planning needs to meet shareholder and investor expectations.

 

Yorkshire November CPD Meeting

Date: Wednesday 29 November 2017

ICSA members, students and other interested parties were invited to the November CPD meeting of the Yorkshire branch.

Peter Swabey FCIS, ICSA Policy and Research Director presented an update on the latest governance developments. 

This was followed by a networking event - an opportunity for you to meet more of your fellow company secretaries in Yorkshire.   

 

Yorkshire Autumn CPD Meeting

Date: Thursday 14 September 2017

There was two topics on the agenda for the evening, which were led by Peter Swabey FCIS, ICSA Policy and Research Director, who was joined by Frank Curtiss FCIS, Past President of the UK, Republic of Ireland and Associated Territories division. 

The meeting opened with Peter taking you through the key findings and recommendations from the recent ICSA/Henley Business School report, 'Conflict and Tension in the Boardroom'. The report contains a set of core principles to guide boardroom behaviours, and insights that can be used to make boardrooms places of collaboration, as well as of challenge and independence.

In the second part of the evening, Peter gave a short briefing on the proposed Charter and byelaw changes that will be put to a vote by the worldwide membership at the AGM on 4 October 2017. 

Peter outlined the strategic drivers for the proposed changes, and what they would mean for you.

 

Yorkshire Branch Meeting

Date: Wednesday 28 June 2017

Speakers for the event:

Ben Hagyard, Associate (Technology, Sourcing and Data Privacy) at DLA Piper UK LLP spoke about the General Data Protection Regulation.

Simon Osborne, ICSA Chief Executive, presented on the future of governance and provide an update on constitutional proposals. 

 

Directors Duties and Corporate Governance 

Date: Thursday 9 March 2017

Speakers that attended the event: 

Simon Osborne FCIS, ICSA Chief Executive, provided an update from ICSA together with the recent amendments to the byelaws.

David Gracie FCIS, KPMG and Chair of the ICSA Essex branch, focused our attention on directors duties and the value of corporate governance.

 

The Minuting of Meetings

Date: Wednesday 23 November 2016

Peter Swabey, ICSA Policy and Research Director, presented an update from the new minuting of meetings notes recently published by ICSA.

 

The Yorkshire Group first meeting

Date: Thursday 15 September 2016

This was a chance for the newly formed ICSA Yorkshire group to meet and network with fellow peers. The session provided information from three current topics, including: Market Abuse Regulations, Gender Pay reporting and Cyber Security. 

Contact the Yorkshire Branch

For further information, please contact Lesley Ward ACIS.

Join the branch on LinkedIn

For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

For branch support and event queries please contact the branch support team

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