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

Isle of Man, 6 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.

“The regulation of financial services is more important than ever and ensuring that the Isle of Man is in line with current anti-money laundering measures is a key priority for the Isle of Man Government. We are fortunate, therefore, to have Paul, an expert in the field, discussing recommendations for improvements in the Isle of Man’s AML and CFT regime. We are also delighted that Caren will be joining us to share her expertise in employment issues that digital age businesses need to consider in order to secure their future, including considering alternative working arrangements and managing the risks associated with social media in the workplace effectively,” says Christine Clucas, Chair of ICSA’s Isle of Man Branch.

The conference, which also focusses on corporate governance, leadership, minute taking, financial risk management and mindfulness, will feature:

  • Keynote speaker Chris Hodge, Policy Consultant at ICSA and former Director of Corporate Governance at the Financial Reporting Council, who will be discussing the UK Government’s review of corporate governance as it seeks to crack down on boardroom excess and rebuild trust in business
  • Dennis Tourish, Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London, who will be speaking on the subject of dysfunctional leadership in organisations
  • Peter Swabey, Policy and Research Director, ICSA: The Governance Institute, who will be presenting ICSA’s new guidance about minute taking
  • Steve Billinghurst, Advisory Director, PwC, who will be demonstrating how firms can apply, measure and manage risk effectively across an entire business
  • Dr Dina Gray, Strategic Business Consultant; Visiting Fellow, Cranfield University and Author, who will be considering how mindfulness can help simplify decision making and make management of board dynamics more effective.

Places can be booked online at

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For further information, please contact Christine Clucas, ICSA Isle of Man Branch Chair: 
+44 (0)1624 687 068


Martin Norbury, Isle of Man Advertising:  
+44 (0)1624 620 440

Notes to Editors:

  1. ICSA: The Governance Institute is the professional body for governance. We have members in all sectors and are required by our Royal Charter to lead ‘effective governance and efficient administration of commerce, industry and public affairs’. With over 125 years’ experience, we work with regulators and policy makers to champion high standards of governance and provide qualifications, training and guidance.
  2. ICSA Isle of Man branch was established in the early 1980s and represents the interests of approximately 450 members and students. Chartered status is conferred on those with sufficient and relevant experience who have passed ICSA’s Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme or an ICSA Accredited Master’s Degree. For those looking for a successful career in the offshore financial services sector, ICSA offers a suite of qualifications in International Finance and Administration, as well as a Diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration.
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