Better Business Breakfast – The Risky Business of Good Corporate Governance

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DATE: Tuesday, 10 October 2017

TIME: 08h30 Registration and Breakfast | 09h00 Start to 12h30

VENUE: The Venue Green Park, 3 Lower Road, Corner West Rd South, 20th floor, Morningside, Sandton  VIEW THE MAP

Effective corporate governance requires a sound legal, regulatory and institutional framework. Fragmented, complex regulations and various updates to legislation have placed increased pressure on directors and officers, making their roles and responsibilities increasingly onerous. In South Africa, tough economic conditions, downgrades and allegations of corruption and misconduct, as well as increased threats from developing areas such as cybercrime, mean that there is a heightened focus on corporate governance – directors and officers face ever-increasing levels of scrutiny.

The RISKAFRICA Better Business Breakfast, sponsored by Chubb, will provide you with valuable insights into the risks and potential liabilities facing directors and officers. Our diverse and experienced speaker panel will address the risks directors and officers face in relation to fiduciary duties and will provide practical tools on how effective risk management can help mitigate potential breaches.

 

 

 

SPEAKERS

Alexandra Schudel
head of financial lines and casualty at Chubb Insurance SA Ltd

Schudel is responsible for the development and profitable growth of the company’s financial lines and casualty portfolios, including clinical trials, crime, cyber risks, director’s and officer’s (D&O) liability, environmental, financial institutions, general liability, professional indemnity (PI) and public offering of securities insurance (POSI).

 She joined Chubb in January 2016 from Aon. As head of D&O and M&A, she held responsibility for managing a portfolio of over 400 clients across all industry sectors and financial lines business development. Prior to that, Schudel spent 12 years in Europe holding various senior underwriting and management positions with AIG and Chubb with responsibility for a broad range of financial lines products. Her career in the industry spans over 14 years.

Dr Hermie le Roux
independent risk adviser

Dr le Roux has over 20 years’ experience on senior management level, as a non-executive director, senior lecturer and as a consultant in enterprise risk management, asset-liability management, financial risk management and treasury. She developed a pragmatic enterprise risk management implementation model and risk assurance tool that can be used by any risk role player to add value to the organisation. The model is based on the King III Code on Corporate Governance and ISO 31000:2009 Risk management – Principles and guidelines. The key to successful ERM implementation remains simplicity and value add. Nobody says it better than Leonardo da Vinci in the following quote: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Madelein Burger
partner at Webber Wentzel

Burger is a partner in the corporate practice at Webber Wentzel. She specialises in general corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate governance.

Burger has co-presented on the GIBS board leadership programmes, which take place every year in February and October, since 2010 and has been the lecturer on the corporate law (governance) module of the GIBS MBA programme, as well as that of the University of the Free State School of Business.  In addition, she has provided training to members of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

She has made several television appearances and has also written on the topics of company law, general corporate law, directors’ duties and responsibilities and mergers and acquisitions.

Her expertise has been recognised by various international research organisations including IFLR1000 and Best Lawyer. Burger has BJuris (cum laude) and LLB (cum laude) degrees from the University of the Free State. 

Peter Goss
managing director of SNG Advisory

Goss is the managing director of SNG Advisory (SizweNtsalubaGobodo Advisory), one of Southern Africa’s top five advisory, forensics and auditing firms. He has 25 years’ corporate governance services experience and serves as an executive consultant in governance, anti-corruption and forensics arenas.  Goss is an author, publisher and part-time lecturer. Over 5 000 copies of his books have been sold worldwide:

  • Corruption and Fraud Risk Governance: Guidance for fraud risk assessment, fraud risk management and fraud auditing, published in 2016 and first launched in Las Vegas, Nevada   
  • The Forensic Investigation Process: Step-by-step guide for conducting investigations, originally published in 2013 and re-printed in 2015
  • Corporate Governance and Illicit Conduct, published in September 2017

Terrance Booysen
co-founder and executive director at CGF Research Institute

Booysen is an accredited speaker and regularly presents to business and government leadership through seminars and key-note addresses on governance, risk and compliance (GRC) covering the corporate, SME and government sectors. He has published numerous GRC-related articles, addressed CEO forums and regularly serves as an independent judge of national business awards.

In 2014, he was named the SADC regional winner and SA country winner in the SME sector by the international Titans – Building Nations Awards. Through these recognitions, Booysen forms part of an extensive international network comprising of diverse and talented professionals, helping members to develop strong personal brands in order to distinguish themselves from others in their respective industries.

Prior to CGF, Booysen held senior managerial and executive positions in the banking industry over a period of 18 years, having also attained his MMP, AMP and EDP during this period. He also served in an executive position at IBM SA covering thought leadership in the financial services sector, before entering the market as a freelance consultant, specialising in smartcard banking, e-business and the corporate governance arenas.