This Masterclass is designed to ensure that participants are made aware of the measures and approaches available to impact positively on board and director effectiveness; when they are appropriate; and how they may be implemented. The intention is to inspire participants with proven ways to re-engineer corporate governance in practice, and to provide practical ‘toolkit’ advice on how to apply these state-of-the-art methods. Those with significant prior experience will have the opportunity to benchmark their understanding against best practices which will contribute to effectiveness.
Networking and debating with other workshop participants will give valuable opportunities to identify the pitfalls and the tactics to resolve those challenges.
This participative Masterclass comprises a number of presentations by the Leader, Professor Chambers, together with group and plenary discussions of issues and case studies. The balance between presentation and debate will be determined naturally during the two days, according to the expectations of those attending.
Facilitator: Prof ANDREW D CHAMBERS, BA, PhD, FCA, FCCA, FIIA, CEng, FBCS, CITP, FRSA, FIIA
Andrew D Chambers
Andrew has run masterclasses in more than four dozen countries across the world. He was Dean of the leading Cass Business School in the City of London where he is professor emeritus. Andrew has been a director of a large mutual insurer (The Medical Defence Union), a well known charity (The Tavistock Institute), a FTSE250 financial institution (The Paragon Group of Companies), a bank (The National Mortgage Bank) and a number of smaller public sector, private and family businesses. He has chaired board audit and remuneration committees.
Andrew was a judge for (a) Hawkamah’s Bank Corporate Governance Awards in the MENASA region (2009-15), and (b) the ICSA-Hermes Transparency in Governance Awards (2011-15). He conducted the 2012 Board Evaluation for the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.
He was twice mentioned in UK House of Lords’ debates as “an authority on corporate governance” and by The Times as ‘a worldwide authority on corporate governance’. A past member of the FRC’s Auditing Practices Board, he was appointed in 2010 as the Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords’ Economic Affairs Select Committee’s Inquiry into Auditors: market concentration and their role that led to the recent audit market reforms. From 2004 he was a member and until 2017 chair of Accountancy Europe’s (FEE’s) Corporate Governance and Company Law expert group in Brussels, the pan-European association of three dozen professional accounting bodies.
Currently Andrew is a member of a joint UK Institute of Directors/Institute of Internal Auditors’ panel developing new guidance for directors on internal audit. He was a member of the UK committee that in 2013 published enhanced ‘Internal Audit Guidance for Financial Services’. He was twice a member of the International Internal Audit Standards Board (1992-5 and 2008-14).
Andrew has authored some five hundred articles mainly on aspects of governance and auditing including about three dozen peer reviewed research papers. Author of:
Chambers Corporate Governance Handbook (2017), 7th ed. Bloomsbury, ISBN 978 1 78451 444 0, 1,200 pps)
- The Operational Auditing Handbook - Auditing Business and I.T. Processes (2nd ed., Wiley, April 2010, ISBN 0470744766, 884pps)
- Tolley’s Internal Auditor’s Handbook (2nd ed., 2009, ISBN 9781405735674, 750 pps)
- and two dozen other books on these subjects plus translations.
Andrew started his career as an auditor and IT consultant with Arthur Andersen and Co before moving on to run an internal audit function of a manufacturing company. He was the world’s first professor of internal auditing. Awarded the IIA (UK)’s Distinguished Service Award (2008) and then the global IIA’s Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award ‘to honour individuals making the greatest contribution to the advancement of the internal audit profession’ as ‘an outstanding advocate, author, practitioner and subject matter expert, whose leadership and commitment to internal auditing has advanced the profession on a global level.’ (2014).
Highly interactive and very practical. High profile speakers with excellent pedigree and track record of professional achievements. Provided networking among participants.
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