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ICSA Jersey Annual Dinner, Awards and Graduation 2019

Date: Friday 13 September 2019

Each year we celebrate the achievements of the Institute's students and members in Jersey at this popular and prestigious black tie dinner.

With awards in eight categories, this is a unique chance to celebrate individual and collective success, and show the value that members deliver to their organisations.

ICSA Jersey Annual Conference 2019 

Date: Thursday 2 May 2019

As a leading financial services centre there is constant scrutiny on Jersey’s actions, and governance professionals are in a unique position to steer governance, risk and compliance in order to uphold the high standards that have been set and act as the benchmark for best practice.

ICSA’s offshore jurisdiction events are designed specifically for company secretaries and governance leaders. This year’s Jersey conference had a theme of ‘building board resilience’, highlighting the importance of having an effective board that is fit for the future and can champion good governance practices, not just among the Crown dependencies, but on the global stage.

Delegates benefittted from hearing from practical workshops and a number of expert speakers and practitioners on topics including: anti-money laundering, reporting, board dynamics and emerging technology.

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ICSA Jersey Annual General Meeting

Date: Wednesday 13 March 2019

The Annual General Meeting of the Jersey Branch of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries was held at the offices of BPP, Whiteley Chambers, 39 Don Street, St Helier, Jersey on Wednesday 13 March at 6.00pm.

Student Social Evening

Date: Friday 1 March 2019

The ICSA Jersey Branch invited all ICSA students to a music quiz evening on Friday 1 March 2019.

Students came and celebrated (or commiserated) their recent exam results with their fellow students and, most importantly, enjoyed a fun evening together.

A welcome drink and a buffet were provided and there were some excellent prizes for the winners.

What are your responsibilities with data? 

Date: Thursday 7 February 2019

ICSA Jersey held an informative lunch-time CPD session on Thursday 7 February on data protection.

This session features a practical tour of Data Protection (Jersey) Law obligations, including annual registrations, breach reporting and managing individual rights.

It also included a review of a good Data Protection Policy.

Our speakers from the Information Commissioner's Office were:

  • Adrian Hayes, Compliance and Enforcement Manager
  • Anne King, Communications and Operations Manager 

ICSA Jersey Annual Dinner, Awards and Graduation 2018

Date: Friday 28 September 2018

Table bookings were invited for the Annual Dinner which was held at the Royal Jersey Showground on Friday 28 September 2018.

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Overview of Directors & Officers Insurance seminar

Date: Monday 10 September 2018

The ICSA Jersey Branch invited you to a one hour seminar on Directors & Officers (D&O) insurance provided by Willis Towers Watson. 

The presentation addressed the latest trends surrounding Directors and Officers Liability insurance. We looked at what should and shouldn’t be in a policy, notification provisions as to what can go wrong, as well as claims examples.

Speakers for the seminar:

  • Chris Jackson, Global Head of FINEX FI Middle Market
  • Martyn Redfern, Claims Advocate
  • Anthony Kay, Business Development Executive

Conflicts of interest and the company secretary

Date: Thursday 5 July 2018

The ICSA Jersey Branch invited you to a seminar on conflicts of interest taking place on Thursday 5 July.

We were joined by our speaker Emma German, Senior Associate at Carey Olsen, as she explored director conflicts of interest from the perspective of a company secretary and, in particular, the company secretary’s role in identifying, recording and monitoring director conflicts. She also covered the statutory and fiduciary obligations under Jersey law relating to the disclosure of interests including an overview of case law and related guidance.

Special meeting on proposed Charter and byelaw changes

Date: Thursday 28 June 2018

ICSA members and students in Jersey were invited to a special briefing meeting on the progress of current Institute reforms, and to participate in a consultation on a second proposal for Charter and byelaw changes to be presented at the global Institute’s AGM on 19 September 2018.

Simon Osborne FCIS, CEO of the ICSA UKRIAT division, and John Heaton, President of the ICSA UKRIAT division, 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

Managing Risk, Leading Change: Jersey Conference 2018

Date: Thursday 26 April 2018

The Jersey conference took on the theme ‘Managing Risk, Leading Change’ and reflected the bold role that Jersey can play in the governance environment. The conference revealed the new agenda for ICSA: The Governance Institute and explored themes arising from the upcoming changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code.

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Cryptocurrency and the potential implications in the company secretary arena.

Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018

ICSA Jersey had an informative session on cryptocurrency.

This presentation, aimed at the entirely uninitiated, provided an accessible and interactive explanation of cryptocurrency. It touches on how this disruptive technology is turning fiscal, regulatory and legal categorisations upside. 

The meeting was followed by a drinks reception and a chance to network with peers.

General Data Protection Regulation seminar

Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018

Once the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, it is no exaggeration to say that it will transform the data protection landscape.

The EU, Channel Islands and others have already announced their intention to upgrade their domestic data protection legislation. 

Carey Olsen explored:

  • what the GDPR is and why it's so important;
  • the risks of getting it wrong and the opportunities from getting it right;
  • what boards need to do in order to start coming to terms with the requirements of the GDPR and Jersey's forthcoming local equivalent.

Understanding Cyber Security

Date: Wednesday 24 January 2018

The speaker for the seminar was Rob Shapland, Ethical Hacker. Rob focused on how easy it is for cyber criminals to breach your defences and steal information, using recent attacks against Equifax and Uber as examples. He also spoke of real life stories from his own experience to show how simple social engineering techniques can be used to gain access to almost any company. 

Download the slides here.

Roundtable Events

Date: Thursday 25 January 2018

We are pleased to announce that the second Jersey Company Secretary Roundtable took place on Thursday 25 January at 5.30pm, at Intertrust, 44 Esplanade, St Helier JE4 9WG.

The inaugural roundtable was well attended and prompted some thought provoking conversation. A number of actions came out of the discussions, all of which we are progressing and we will update you on their progress in the new year. 

One suggestion recommended a LinkedIn group be set up to allow roundtable participants to be able to easily raise questions and engage in conversations on certain subjects. We have now set up the LinkedIn group 'ICSA Jersey Roundtable forum'. Please email us if you would like to be added to the group. 

Following a request to facilitate an informal Jersey public sector Company Secretary network, we would like to hear from those of you who work in the public sector in Jersey and perform some Company Secretarial duties, please get in touch.  

For more information, please read the briefing note.

ICSA Jersey Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Jersey Branch of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries was held at the offices of Intertrust, 44 Esplanade, St Helier on Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 6.00pm.  

ICSA Jersey Awards 2017 Winners Announced at Annual Dinner

Date: Tuesday 29 September 2017

Winners of the ICSA Jersey Awards 2017 were celebrated along with the recent academic achievements of ICSA graduates and students at the sell-out black tie ICSA Jersey Annual Dinner held at the Hotel de France last week (Friday, 29th September 2017).

Find out who one and more about another great annual dinner.

Data Protection and GDPR

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2017

ICSA Jersey lunch time seminar with speaker Advocate Davida Blackmore, of Callington Chambers. Davida will provide an overview of current data protection policies and processes and consider how they are likely to change in light of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) directive.

Special briefings on proposed Charter and byelaw changes

Date: Thursday 7 September 2017

Simon Osborne FCIS, CEO of the UK, Republic of Ireland and Associated Territories division, outlined the strategic drivers for the proposed changes, and what they would mean for you. He will also answer any questions that you have and look forward to hearing your views on these issues.

Securing the future: The ICSA Jersey Conference 2017 

Date: Thursday 27 April 2017

This year's Jersey conference took on the theme of ‘Securing the Future’ and considered the important role that GRC professionals have to play in steadying the ship during times of great risk and uncertainty. Please see below for the photos and presentation slides from this conference.

Photos slideshow

ICSA Jersey Conference 2017

Conference presentation slides

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Managing Trust Funds

Date: Thursday 6 April 2017 

What’s the silver bullet for segregation of income and capital when managing trust funds with UK exposure?

Led by Adrian Kemp, Managing Director, Retirement Services at Brooks Macdonald, this lunchtime session focused on:

  • Segregation of income and capital as a key benefit (as well as) reducing the reporting work for UK RND portfolios
  • Ability to access UK situs assets with portfolios that have a specific non-UK situs restriction
  • Reducing the cost on the portfolio through the acquisition of direct securities rather than non-UK funds
  • Increasing returns through deferral of taxes (CGT and Income taxable assets)

Speaker information: 

Adrian Kemp
Managing Director, Retirement Services, Brooks Macdonald, Jersey

Adrian joined Brooks Macdonald in 2014 and leads the private client arm of our international business. Adrian worked at DPZ Capital Limited before its acquisition by Brooks Macdonald, the Royal Bank of Canada and Abacus Financial Services Group. He has over 29 years' experience in financial services.
Adrian is a Chartered Financial Planner, a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). He is also a CISI Chartered Wealth Manager.

Student Exam Results Evening

Date: Friday 3 February 2017 

Members and students attended the event to celebrate the recent exam results. 

Corporate Governance: keeping control of offshore

Date: Wednesday 23 November 2016 

This lunch time seminar provided the opportunity for members to discuss corporate governance and specifically offshore governance.

Sponsored by Kendrick Rose, the featured guest speaker Chris Le Quesne, Advocate at Voisin Law. Chris discussed best practice in offshore governance, together with the dos and don'ts.

Jersey Annual Dinner & Awards 

The ICSA Jersey Annual Dinner, Awards & Graduation took place at the Hotel de France on Friday 30 September 2016. The black-tie event celebrated this year’s successes, together with an awards ceremony to congratulate those that had achieved triumph. 

Thank you to all those that attended the dinner, and special thanks to those who contributed to the funds raised to support Help a Jersey Child.

ICSA Jersey Conference 

The ICSA Jersey Conference 2016 took place on Wednesday 20 April at the Royal Yacht Hotel.
This half day conference examined benefits of good governance, board effectiveness, the management of risk, transparency and reputation, plus much more.

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