Strategies for Building Corporate Governance Capabilities
This program focuses on building the governance capabilities of corporations and other public organisations to ensure they have enhanced competitiveness in an increasingly complex and dynamic business environment. Building corporate governance capability is vital for board members, CEOs, CFOs and other senior executives to ensure they can lead their organisation’s response to new technologies, emerging markets, environmental challenges, changing consumer preferences, enhanced regulatory environments, corporate social responsibility demands and increased market competition.
The program will examine lessons from contemporary business cases and provide guidance on how to respond to corporate governance challenges facing board members and senior executives. The objective is for program participants to have an opportunity to be in an environment that gets them away from the daily demands of their business so they can devote attention to focusing on growing their business and successfully meeting the corporate governance challenges of tomorrow.
The program will be run as a three-day intensive workshop using cases, participant discussion, analysis and review. During the first day participants will review cases that will lead to a shared understanding of the elements of good corporate governance. The second day will involve participants developing corporate governance strategies that ensure enhanced firm competitiveness and align corporate performance with increased shareholder returns. During the third day the emphasis will be on ensuring corporate governance practices address social, environmental corporate responsibility with a mission to enhance overall corporate reputation and corporate image.
Program Facilitator’s Biography
Prof. Ian Alexander Eddie
Member, Advisory Board, Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF)
Professor Ian Eddie has an international reputation for research and consultancy on international corporate governance regulations and practices, corporate financial reporting, securities market regulation and international accounting and auditing standards with over thirty years experience. This has involved international assignments in numerous countries including Canada, China, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.
Professor Eddie is a member of the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) and is responsible for providing independent advice to the Australian Federal Treasurer on all aspects of Australia’s corporations and securities laws. This is a statutory appointment under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001. Professor Eddie is also a member of the CAMAC Audit Committee.
Professor Eddie has experience as a company director and has held previous management appointments as Director, Graduate College of Management, Southern Cross University (2008-2010), Dean, Faculty of Business and Government, University of Canberra (2006-2008), Head, New England Business School, University of New England (2003-2005), and Head, School of Accounting, Finance and Entrepreneurship, University of New England (2000-2002).
The following projects have involved him as an adviser and consultant to government departments and agencies, international accounting firms, international funding agencies such as the Asian Development Bank, the CRC for Rail Innovation and numerous international universities.
|Assessment and evaluation of corporate governance practices, including board and director performance, corporate strategy and corporate performance evaluation;||Implementation of financial market reforms in transition economies and emerging markets concentrating on the privatisation of state owned enterprises, the development of appropriate corporate governance mechanisms and board and director training;||Design of regulatory frameworks and policies to facilitate corporate transparency, market supervision and surveillance|
|Due diligence audits and financial performance analysis||Comparative international financial reporting and application of international accounting standards, the global reporting initiative and sustainability reporting frameworks|
This workshop will constitute several case studies of global organisations including the following:
- Microsoft (USA)
- Westpac Banking Corporation (Australia)
- Berkshire Hathaway (USA)
- Intel (USA)
- Toyota (Japan)
- Qantas (Australia)
- Singapore Airlines (Singapore)
- Enron (USA)
- HIH (Australia)
- Alibaba (China)
- Paypal (USA)
- Louis Vuitton (France)
- Paypal (USA)
- Lehmann Brothers (USA)
- Onetel (Australia)
- GM (USA)
- Ford (USA)
- Daewoo (Korea)
- BHP Billiton (Australia / UK)
- Quicksilver (USA)
- BP (UK)
- Exxon (USA)
- Louis Vuitton (France)
Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF)