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Interconnecting governance and culture

participate in this essential research to challenge the current understanding of governance

This event is the second for the “Interconnecting governance and culture” Research Programme.

View a recording of the first event here. Read more about the Research Programme here.

 

The programme is part of the Good Governance Research Forum which guides and equips organizations, academics and researchers to connect and establish effective governance practices.

 

Everyone is welcome as we continue this important discussion.

Governance is inherently very difficult to measure (Darko et al, 2014) and the codification of corporate governance has also led organisations to slide towards a ‘tick box’ approach, despite the requirements for ‘comply or explain’ statements in certain countries.

 

The measures that do exist are simply not enough, and in fact, don’t really get at the heart of the question, “how well are both the organisation, and the people within the organisation, ‘being steered’ and how well are they ‘steering’?”.

 

We are on a road of discovery through research and learning. We have developed a model of governance which is both pragmatic and evidence-based, but also affords an ability to begin to quantify more meaningful indices. We are specifically interested in exploring the interconnections between organisational culture, the quality and ethics of decision-making and the operational efficacy and performance within organisations.

What you will learn:

A high-level understanding of:

  • How governance and culture intersect
  • How culture and governance can be assessed
  • How you can participate in essential research to challenge the current understanding of governance and further collective wisdom

Perrin Carey

PG Cert (Corp Gov), B.Sc (Hons). FICA

Perrin graduated with a post-graduate qualification in Corporate Governance from Bournemouth University in the U.K. and is a speaker and author in the field of governance and organisational culture. He’s passionate about making the world a better place by improving the governance within organisations. He is currently involved in research exploring the interconnections between, organisational culture, ethical decision-making and organisational performance.


Professionally qualified (Dip(Comp)), Fellow of the International Compliance Association (FICA) and experienced senior executive who has worked in compliance, risk management, governance and quality assurance for 20 years. This has involved financial services institutions, eGaming, UK Higher Education institutions, global education providers, and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.


Perrin is a founder and the CEO of CoSteer®, who are the creators of their proprietary technology, GOVindicia®, which measures governance using human data and an evidenced-based, scientific methodology.

Dr Lindie Grebe

Senior Lecturer, College of Accounting Sciences, University of South Africa

Dr Grebe is a chartered accountant and senior lecturer at the University of South Africa (Unisa). 

 

She teaches postgraduate accounting sciences through blended learning using technology in distance education, and through face-to-face study schools throughout South Africa. During her employment at Unisa, she also acted as Coordinator: Master’s and Doctoral Degrees for the College of Accounting Sciences (CAS), chairperson of the research ethics committee and chairperson of the Gauteng North Region of the Southern African Accounting Association (SAAA). 

 

Before joining Unisa as academic, she gained ten years’ experience in audit practice and in commerce.

Carolynn Chalmers

Chief Executive Officer, Good Governance Academy

Carolynn Chalmers is the Chief Executive Officer of Professor Mervyn King’s Good Governance Academy and its initiative, The ESG Exchange. She has edited two international standards: ISO 37000:2021 – Governance of organizations – Guidance and its associated Governance Maturity Model, ISO 37004:2023.

 

Carolynn makes corporate dreams come true, assisting leaders and leadership teams in how to create value for their organisations. She makes use of her expertise and experience in corporate governance, organizational strategy, Digital Transformation, and IT to do so.

 

Carolynn is an Independent Committee Member of South Africa’s largest private Pension Fund, the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund, and recently retired as Independent Committee member of several board committees for the Government Employee Medical Scheme. Carolynn has extensive management, assurance and governance experience and has held various Executive roles for international, listed, private and public organisations across many industries.

 

Carolynn is best known for her successes in establishing governance frameworks, and designing and the leading large, complex initiatives that can result. She attributes this success to the application of good governance principles. She shares her insights on her 2 LinkedIn Groups – Applying King IV and Corporate Governance Institute. 

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