Implementing the new Corporate Governance Code

Confirmed speakers:

  • David Styles, Director of Corporate Governance, Financial Reporting Council (FRC)
  • Peter Swabey, Policy and Research Director, ICSA
  • Simon Lowe, Consultant, Chair of Governance Institute, Grant Thornton
  • Tracy Gordon, Director, Corporate Governance, Deloitte LLP
  • Daniel Murray, Head of Specialist Corporate Governance, Jordans
  • Professor Paul Moxey, Visiting Professor in Corporate Governance, London South Bank University (event chair)
  • More speakers TBC


In July the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published the new Corporate Governance Code, which includes key changes on executive pay, workforce engagement and board diversity. New FRC guidance on board effectiveness has also been released to support companies in applying the Code, which will come into effect on 1st January 2019.

Join company secretaries from across the corporate world in November to receive an up-to-date brief from David Styles, Director of Corporate Governance, FRC about the new code and examine the steps your organisation should take to implement its key provisions.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Overview of the new Code: Key changes, impacts and timescale for implementation
  • Applying the new Code in practice and reporting on your organisation's application of the Code
  • Changes to rules over executive pay and reporting requirements
  • Improving board diversity and succession
  • Increasing shareholder and wider stakeholder engagement
  • Developing a healthy culture of corporate governance
  • Addressing behaviours and practices that do not align with company values

About the Event:

In the morning session, you will hear from the FRC about changes to the Corporate Governance Code and the steps your organisation should take to prepare for their implement in 2019.

The afternoon session will be focused on current corporate governance good practice and will examine how to apply the Code’s new principles in your setting.

Who Should Attend?

Attendees will be drawn from anyone with an interest in corporate governance, including: company secretaries; legal and compliance officers; directors; as well as shareholder and employee representatives.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

Thursday 1st November 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each


Above prices exclude VAT

Background Quote

"To make sure the UK moves with the times, the new Code considers economic and social issues and will help to guide the long-term success of UK businesses. This new Code, in its new shorter and sharper form, and with its overarching theme of trust, is paramount in promoting transparency and integrity in business for society as a whole."

- Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman, Financial Reporting Council, 16 July 2018

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