Governance Guernsey: Creating a sustainable future
Thursday 23 September, 09.00 - 17.00
|Registration and networking
Welcome and introduction
Teresa Le Couteur MSc FCG, Chair, The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland, Guernsey Branch
Opening keynote GFSC: Charting a path beyond Zoom - International Regulatory Governance evolution and its potential impact on the Bailiwick
William Mason, Director General, Guernsey Financial Services Commission
Dynamics in the virtual boardroom
What has been the impact of virtual board and committee meetings on effective governance? Can chairs ringmaster the egos as well as when they were sitting next to them? Can relationships be as trusting, debate as robust and decisions as inclusive? What is emerging as good practice that governance professionals need to be aware of? Will boards revert back to normal when face-to-face working becomes possible? Or will they innovate to embrace a more hybrid model?
The governance profession in 2021
Sara Drake, Chief Executive, The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland
Good governance is the key to staying compliant
In a world where it is important to “do the right thing”, specific focus is on meeting the regulatory requirements from a compliance and governance perspective in a practical manner. With so many regulations released and amended on a frequent basis, it can sometimes be difficult to keep up. Good governance is the key. Listen to Lindsay as she provides guidance on the way to move forward, and measures that can be implemented in practice.
Lindsay Fox, Founder and Managing Director at Platinum Compliance (Guernsey) Limited
Supporting employee wellbeing
In this session, we explore the link between effective governance and the need for organisations to support employees in a hybrid or remote working environment. Is the board leading on mental health issues? How, as a governance professional, do you help the board to ensure the wellbeing of employees is adequately supported?
|Lunch and networking
Investing in the wake of COVID-19
The pandemic has accelerated changes in markets which could see the demise of the long successful traditional ‘balanced’ portfolio of equities and bonds. This session aims to address how traditional investment practices could come under threat and help you to consider how safe your and your clients’ assets truly are in an environment of higher inflation, and most importantly – how to prepare for it.
How can boards ensure authentic ESG?
Join our panel as they share their views on the following:
Cyber risk governance – Managing change and adapting effectively
Darren Seary CISSP, CISM, CRISC, Senior Vice President, Information Security and Technology Risk Management, Northern Trust
Workshop: Mindfulness is more than a tick-box exercise for staff wellbeing
There is empirical evidence that happy staff are more productive, and the connection between staff wellbeing and the bottom line is now widely accepted. The more that leaders are their best selves, the more they will support both their staff and their business as a whole. But how can we be our best and most authentic selves? Join this session for an embodied enquiry and deepen your self-awareness.
Emma Desprès, Yoga Teacher, Author and Founder, Beinspired Yoga
|Closing remarks by Teresa Le Couteur MSc FCG
|End of conference
Thursday 23 September 2021
09.00 - 16.40 BST
Guernsey, St Pierre Park hotel