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Majority of boards consider wider stakeholder views but recognise there is room for improvement, poll finds

11 April 2017

A poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership finds that 73% of organisations polled actively consider the views of their wider stakeholder base. Just 11% of respondents feel that their boards do not. Read more

New speakers confirmed for ICSA Isle of Man ‘Securing the Future’ conference

06 April 2017

Paul Heckles, an anti-money laundering (AML) and combatting the financing of terrorism (CFT) expert at the Isle of Man Government Cabinet Office and Caren Pegg, a partner at local law firm Appleby complete an impressive line-up of speakers at ICSA: The Governance Institute’s annual conference for governance, risk and compliance professionals in the Isle of Man. Taking place at the Sefton Hotel, Douglas on 10 May 2017, the conference will focus on the steps businesses and other organisations can take to secure their future during times of great risk and uncertainty. Read more

Boardroom shake-up is welcome but must be measured, says ICSA: The Governance Institute

05 April 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute welcomes the review of the UK Corporate Governance framework contained in the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee report on corporate governance published this morning. The Committee has undertaken a detailed and rigorous analysis of the principal issues and we agree with many, although not all, of their conclusions. Read more

CRC chief executive to help others identify governance failings at ICSA conference

04 April 2017

Stephanie Manahan, CEO of the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) has been confirmed as one of the headline speakers at this year’s ICSA Ireland Conference, the largest annual event for governance professionals and company secretaries in Ireland. Stephanie will be using her experience as Chief Executive of CRC to help other organisations identify the causes of governance failure and to show how to guard against them. Read more

Governance in Yorkshire gets a boost as governance coach takes over Yorkshire branch of ICSA: The Governance Institute

31 March 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute, the professional body for governance, is pleased to announce that Lesley Ward has been appointed Chair of its Yorkshire branch. A chartered secretary with over 15 years’ company secretarial experience, Lesley is also an accredited coach and provides executive coaching to governance professionals. Read more

ICSA conference to focus on what Brexit means for Jersey

30 March 2017

Richard Gordon QC, Brick Court Chambers, together with Thomas Cowsill, Head of Technical, Jersey Finance and Mike Jones, Director of Policy at the Jersey Financial Services Commission, will be speaking at ICSA: The Governance Institute’s annual conference in Jersey on the subject of Brexit and what it means for the island. The trio will discuss progress so far since the UK took the decision to leave the EU and consider what the Brexit route map is looking like for Jersey. Read more

Minister to discuss what Brexit means for Guernsey at ICSA conference

29 March 2017

Jonathan Le Tocq, External Affairs Minister for the States of Guernsey will be speaking at ICSA: The Governance Institute’s annual conference on the subject of Brexit and what it means for Guernsey. Participating in a panel discussion alongside Advocate Jon McLellan, Director of Legislative Drafting, Law Officers of the Crown, Guernsey and Dr Andy Sloan, Director of Financial Stability, Guernsey Financial Services Commission, the trio will discuss what the Brexit route map is looking like for Guernsey. Read more

House of Lords’ Select Committee on Charities findings will help to boost governance in the sector, says ICSA

26 March 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute welcomes the supportive and helpful report that the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities has published today, especially its support for the revised Governance Code for Charities that aims to improve governance in the charity sector and ensure that charities and their stakeholders focus more effectively on the needs of beneficiaries. Read more

ICSA seeks to improve governance in the sporting sector with guidance on board effectiveness for sports boards

10 March 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute has released guidance aimed at those responsible for the governance of sports bodies in the United Kingdom to enhance governance practices within the sector. The guidance, which was launched last night at ICSA’s ‘Compliance or Bust? Cracking the Sports Governance Code’ event, can be adapted for organisations of any size to reflect good practice for each individual organisation’s needs, and focuses on the responsibilities of directors, trustees and committee members. Read more

Boards taking steps to bolster cyber security as cyber risk increases

09 March 2017

A poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership finds that almost 60% of organisations polled have faced increased exposure to cyber risk in the past 12 months, with 77% of boards now regarding it as a board issue. Read more

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