Good governance should be part of the DNA of any organisation, setting a tone and framework for every activity, aligning these with the achievement of stated ambitions and outcomes. It touches strategy, risk, resources, culture, performance, and assurance. It’s the concern of everyone in the organisation, not just the Board and Executives.

At its best, it should be almost invisible to the outside view. When governance is weak or seen as unimportant, problems begin, and things start to go wrong – think of stories such as Enron where poor governance has caused the downfall of major organisations.

Our programmes are designed to help you understand how to build strong governance frameworks, including structures, processes, and behaviours. To help you understand and deliver their role within that, whether as a company secretary, governance professional, board member or employee.

Corporate governance is concerned with holding the balance between economic and social goals, and between individual and communal goals. The governance framework is there to encourage the efficient use of resources and equally to require accountability for the stewardship of those resources. The aim is to align as nearly as possible the interests of individuals, corporations and society’

Adrian Cadbury
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