Isle of Man, 14 November 2019 – In light of Moneyval’s new emphasis on the effectiveness of a company’s systems and controls in its fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism, The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland is holding a seminar for the Isle of Man’s governance professionals that will consider ‘Why good governance is the board’s secret weapon’.
Taking place at The Claremont Hotel in Douglas on Monday 9 December, Jo French, Director of Governance Qualifications at First Intuition will assess the common causes of corporate failure and offer advice on how to protect against it.
Jo says: “Regulatory interest in assessing whether a Corporate Service Provider (CSP) has a meaningful governance architecture in place both domestically and internationally has never been greater. It is important, therefore, that businesses in the Isle of Man have robust strategies and practices in place to help manage the risk. This is crucial, not only to protect the companies that operate here, but also those individuals working within CSPs who face ever increasing personal liability.”
The seminar will cover the following areas:
- What a good governance regime looks like
- Ensuring an effective board and demonstrating economic substance
- Past and recent examples of governance failures.
The seminar, which begins at 17.45, is free for members of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland and costs £10 for non-members. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite.
“Jo has worked in offshore financial services since 1988 and is a Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland. Previously the Director of Education at the Jersey International Business School, she is an expert in anti-money laundering, compliance and governance issues. In addition, she teaches trust and company administration, company compliance and administration, corporate governance, company law, board behaviours and risk management for The Chartered Governance Institute and is a senior lecturer for the International Compliance Association. Passionate about the delivery of accessible and innovative training courses, Jo is the ideal person to lead a seminar on this vitally important subject,” says Christopher Bolt, Isle of Man Branch Chair.
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For further information, please contact Chris Bolt, The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland -Isle of Man Branch Chair:
+44 (0) 1624 604468
Maria Brookes, Media Relations Manager:
+44 (0)20 7612 7072
+44 (0)7890 649 143
Notes to Editors:
- The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland is the qualifying and membership body for governance with over 125 years’ experience of educating and supporting governance professionals. With a Royal Charter purpose of leading ‘effective and efficient governance and administration of commerce, industry and public affairs’, we provide professional development, guidance and thought leadership, and work with regulators and policy makers to champion high standards. Website: cgi.org.uk
- The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland - Isle of Man branch was established in the early 1980s to represent the interests of members and students living and working on the island. Chartered status is conferred on those with sufficient and relevant experience who have passed the Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Programme or an Accredited Master’s Degree. For those looking for a successful career in the offshore financial services sector, The Chartered Governance Institute offers a suite of qualifications in International Finance and Administration. Website: cgi.org.uk/isle-of-man
- Tickets for the seminar can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-chartered-governance-institute-cpd-event-why-good-governance-is-the-boards-risk-management-tickets-79741871083
- Jo has worked in offshore financial services since 1988 and is a Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland. Jo was previously the Director of Education at the Jersey International Business School where she specialised in developing bespoke, technical in-house CPD programmes covering a range of AML, compliance and governance issues. Clients included the British Bankers' Association, the Association of Corporate Service Providers in the Isle of Man and the Guernsey Training Agency.
Jo is currently teaching trust and company administration, company compliance and administration, corporate governance, company law, board behaviours and risk management for The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland. In addition, she is a senior lecturer for the International Compliance Association delivering on their full range of AML and compliance qualifications.
Before JIBS, Jo ran the CGIUKI programme at BPP Professional Education where her students won many of the international prizes.
A committed educationalist, Jo obtained a First Class Law Degree in 2005 (LLB), facilitated through the Open University. In 2015 she was awarded a Merit in a Masters in Law (LLM) from Queen Mary University of London specialising in financial services law. She is passionate about the delivery of accessible and innovative training courses.