This event is the first for the “Interconnecting governance and culture” Research Programme. Read more about the 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.
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.
A high-level understanding of:
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 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.
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