Introduction to Corporate Governance

A virtual introduction to the fundamental principles of UK corporate governance.


The course will start at 9:00 and finish at 16:00. Time has been given for breaks throughout the day. Start and finish times are subject to change.

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Welcome and introduction

Key definitions

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  • Corporate governance
  • The board
  • Director
  • Company secretary

The legal and regulatory system

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  • The Companies Act
  • The Financial Reporting Council and UK Governance Code
  • FCA and PRA
  • Other sector regulators/ players

A basic governance structure

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  • The board and committees
  • Matters reserved
  • Types of committee
  • Relationships between board and committee
  • The issue of delegation

The duties of directors

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  • Why are these important?
  • What are they?
  • Cross-sector implications
  • Relationship of the duties to corporate governance and regulation

Governance in your sector

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  • What are the main differences?
  • Who sets the tone?
  • How to keep up to date

Topics closely related to corporate governance

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  • A brief introduction to people, performance, strategy, corporate ethics and culture

Corporate ownership and influence

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  • Forms of corporate ownership: shareholders, members

Scenario exercise



27 February 2024
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Location: Virtual
Time: 9:00 - 17:00

Alternative dates

18 June 2024
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08 October 2024
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If you need any further assistance or advice, please call +44 (0)20 7580 4741 or contact us

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