The course is designed to give a general and practical overview of the responsibilities of non-executive directors, highlighting their advisory and supervisory responsibilities.
The increased emphasis of recent years on companies driving value for shareholders, as well as the controversy surrounding directors’ remuneration has highlighted the role of the non-executive director in advising and controlling the executive. In addition to general business experience, non-executive directors need awareness of investor attitudes and familiarity with the regulatory environment in which public companies operate.
The course is designed to be interactive and case study-based, using as examples real-life corporate situations.
The content is intended for those involved with listed and AIM-traded companies and would also be relevant for non-execs of businesses considering coming to the market.
Discussion: How should non-execs have behaved at: Regal Petroleum; Fare Pak; BAE / corruption
Case Study: Agreeing a growth by acquisition strategy. Attendees discuss the appropriate course to be followed
Discussion: CalPERS Core Principles of Accountable Corporate Governance
Review: Managing ongoing obligations
Discussion: Review of recent bid outcomes and associated documentation
Discussion: What action should be taken in the case of a struggling company