About the 2014 Forum

The aim of our Annual Company Secretary Forum is to give delegates the opportunity to understand the key reporting issues including best practice in Directors’ Remuneration a year on, lessons learnt from strategic reporting,  the practicalities of embracing Corporate Governance across the board, as well as finding out what Corporate Governance Code means for organisations in terms of reporting on risk.

2014 advisory board and speakers:

  • Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman, FRC and former Chairman, LLOYDS BANKING GROUP
  • Ben Mathews, Group Company Secretary, HSBC
  • Susan Swabey, Company Secretary, SMITH & NEPHEW
  • Nicola Snook, Company Secretary, Legal, BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO
  • Adrian De Souza, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, LAND SECURITIES
  • Mark Stevens, Group Company Secretary, Amlin
  • Deepa Raval, Project Director for Accounting and Reporting Policy, FRC

New sessions we introduced in 2014:

Smaller interactive sessions provided an opportunity to have questions answered on a number of leading areas. We also incorporated different interactive sessions on;

  • The Company Secretary’s role in Bribery Act Compliance
  • Update on European Directives and Regulations affecting the Company Secretary
  • The role of the Company Secretary in preparing for the General Data Protection
  • Regulation (GDPR)
  • Practical tips on preparing for the duty to report on greenhouse gases: Assessing its impact on the business
  • Staging an AGM: Top tips
  • Practical strategies for overcoming corporate governance challenges for small-mid sized companies