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The panel discussion included:
22 April 2021
07:00 – 08:30
GMT, UTC + 0:00
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Carolynn has spent the last 20 years assisting leaders and leadership teams to understand and apply governance principles and generate value for their organizations. She uses of her expertise and experience in corporate governance, organizational strategy, Digital Transformation and systems thinking to do so.
Carolynn has extensive management and governance experience and has held various Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Board, Board Committee and Executive roles for international, listed, private and public organizations. This spans many industries, including financial services, health, energy, construction, education, tourism, media, non-profit and the public sector.
Carolynn is co-editor of the ISO standard for the governance of organizations (ISO 37000), co-convenor of the Governance Maturity Technical Committee (ISO 37004) and Chairperson of the associated South African Bureau of Standards mirror committee, TC309, where she also represents South Africa’s King Committee.
Carolynn is well known for her successes in designing and leading large, complex strategy and organizational transformation implementations – she attributes this success to the application of effective governance principles.
Carolynn has received numerous national and international accolades for public speaking.
Mervyn King is a Senior Counsel, former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa, and designated Chartered Director (South Africa). He is Professor Extraordinaire at the University of South Africa, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Pretoria and Cape Town, and a Visiting Professor at Rhodes University. He has honorary Doctorates from Wits University and Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Leeds University in the UK, and Deakin University in Australia.
Mervyn is honorary fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales; the Institute of Internal Auditors of the UK; the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; the Certified Public Accountants of Australia; the Chartered Institute of Public Relations of the UK, and the Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
Mervyn is Chair Emeritus of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, as well as of the Value Reporting Foundation (incorporating the International Integrated Reporting Council and SASB) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for promoting quality corporate governance globally, from several institutions.
Mervyn chairs the Good Law Foundation and has chaired the United Nations Committee of Eminent persons on Governance and Oversight. He is a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the World Bank on Corporate Governance and of the ICC Court of Arbitration in Paris. Mervyn currently chairs the African Integrated Reporting Council and the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa and is Patron of the Good Governance Academy.
Mervyn has been a chair, director and chief executive of several companies listed on the London, Luxembourg and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges. He has consulted, advised and spoken on legal, business, advertising, sustainability and corporate governance issues in over 60 countries and has received many awards from international bodies around the world including the World Federation of Stock Exchanges and the International Federation of Accountants.
He is the author of many books on governance, sustainability and reporting, the latest being “The Healthy Company.”
Steve has worked in responsible investment since 1996 and is a long standing supporter of Integrated Reporting & Ambassador for the IIRC.
He founded Aviva Investors’ Sustainable Finance Centre for Excellence, which seeks to transform capital markets so that they become more sustainable. He also co-founded the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, the World Benchmarking Alliance, and the UN Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative.
Steve has advised the UK Government, the European Commission, the Financial Stability Board and the UN on the creation of sustainable capital markets and received awards from Brummell, the International Chamber of Commerce, the City of London, the United Nations Foundation, Yale and Harvard.
Peadar is the Global ESG Practice Lead at Archer and has been at the leading edge of risk professionalism assisting companies manage strategic risks for some 30 years.
He has written a paper explaining why a systems approach is required to understand and manage Quantum Risks which he has defined. Recently Peadar published an article about ESG Quantum Effects in which he gives practical advice to those who are new to the topic.
More broadly in bringing first hand military experience to the boardroom Peadar has developed a portfolio of AI enabled risk assessment automations providing relevant information from both inside and outside organizations.
Peadar’s Specialties’ include:-
1. Understanding and protecting business models
2. Delivering ‘built-in’ versus ‘bolt on’ risk management so increasing the likelihood of achieving business objectives and outperforming less responsive competitors
3. Providing demonstrably credible safeguards to competitive advantage
4. Building and strengthening strategic resiliency
5. Providing ‘turnkey’ solutions with rapid deployment and immediate benefits delivery
Joyce is a Director in charge of the Investigation and forensic accounting practice in Johannesburg with a remit for the Sub Saharan African region at Control Risks. She has more than a decade of combined experience in forensic investigations, auditing, and strategy management.
Prior to joining Control Risks, Joyce worked for two of the Big 4 audit firms in East and South Africa and headed the Forensics division of one of South Africa’s oldest law firms. Joyce specializes in assisting clients with proactive and reactive solutions in the form of forensic investigations and fraud risk management advisory on ESG related matters especially social issues. Joyce works with clients in various industries including, inter alia, Financial institutions, Government regulators and state-owned entities, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), mining and technology companies.
Joyce has received recognition as a senior business leader in the region and was awarded and recognized as one the Top 50 Women in Management in Africa in 2019.
André is a litigation lawyer and director in the Norton Rose Fulbright corporate and commercial litigation team. His authoritative areas include investigations, business ethics and anti-corruption advice, risk advisory work, compliance advice, asset recovery and mining disputes.
André is head of the South African Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations practice and advises clients on various aspects of investigations, asset recovery and white collar crime. His experience in investigations and disputes includes complex, high value investigations and asset recoveries, commissions of enquiry and commercial disputes.
André is a regular conference speaker both locally and internationally and is often asked to comment by the broadcast media on topics within his area of knowledge. He is also a widely published author of articles. As part of his pro bono contribution, André sits as commissioner in South Africa’s Small Claims Court.
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