Sep 262013
 

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 Friday 8 November 2013

Friday 8 November 2013 - 8.00 for 8.30am until 10.00am

The Innovation Centre, Bristol & Bath Science Park, Emersons Green, Bristol BS16 7FR

The South West Region Chartered Director network is aimed at Chartered Directors and other interested members living or working in the South West and provides an ideal opportunity for Chartered Directors to meet one another, share ideas and experiences, tap into the considerable pool of talent within the region and at the same time seek to raise the profile of the Chartered Director qualification.

The subject discussed will count towards the Chartered Director continual professional development (CPD) requirement, a key element of being a Chartered Director.

Sarah PinchSpeaker: Sarah Pinch – of Chartered Institute of Public Relations, will provide an insightful and engaging presentation on the issue of reputational risk.

Sarah started her career at the BBC as a radio journalist, working in TV and radio for 11 years. Since 2000 she has held a number of high profile communications roles; working with an international development agency, Children’s Hospice South West, FirstGroup plc and University Hospitals Bristol.

In 2010 Sarah won the inaugural IoD and Chartered Institute of Public Relations PR Director of the Year award, for her work with the board at UH Bristol.  Sarah is chair of the CIPR SW and a member of its national executive board.  She founded Pinch Point Communications in February 2013.

Breakfast rolls, tea and coffee will be provided.

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IoD South WestChartered Director Breakfast Meeting : 8 November 2013

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There are limited places available for this event so early booking is recommended.  Please complete and return this form or book online at www.iod.com/southwest/events.  Confirmation and further details will be issued 5 days in advance of the event.

Please return to: IoD South West, The Innovation Centre, Bristol & Bath Science Park, Emersons Green Bristol BS16 7FR

T: 0117 370 7785  E: iod.southwest@iod.com  www.iod.com/swestevents

Sep 132013
 

Board effectiveness standards and best practices are ever-evolving and it is important to keep up to date on recent developments and how best to take ownership of changes that impact you.

board effectivenessDate: 30th September, 2013
Time: 3pm - 8pm
Location: Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7PY
Fee: £150
The FRC Code has changed, ICSA has issued new Guidelines ...
You need to be up to date ….
Want to gain these insights in a totally practical, fun and educational way?
Genius Methods invites you to an interactive, half-day training course on everything you need to know about Board Effectiveness.

This will be a unique opportunity to learn from experienced board consultants and evaluators, Genius Methods, about the value of Board Effectiveness, understand today’s “best practice”, and how your Board can achieve optimum effectiveness.

“Daily, we see the tangible value of effective Boards and are inspired by Boards who, like athletes, look for ongoing improvement.”  
Constanҫon, CEO Genius Methods
Download Invitation and view further details, course outcomes and itinerary here: Seminar programme

To register online, please go to https://geniusmethods.eventbrite.com. Genius Methods will be absorbing the EventBrite fee so that online registration is no extra cost to you.

Alternatively, send an email confirmation to fburgess@geniusmethods.com and remit a cheque, made payable to Genius Methods, to Cournswood House, Clappins Lane, North Dean, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4NW or transfer direct to our account – Sort code 40-44-51 and Account Number 41472356

Register Online

Sep 132013
 

Chartered Director Network workshop on Strategic Risk Governance

chartered directorThe next Chartered Director network event Thursday, 19 September, is a new style of afternoon workshop followed by informal drinks and networking. This event will qualify for CPD.

The workshop topic of Strategic Risk Governance has being developed specifically for Chartered Directors, in response to Chartered Director feedback. The workshop led by Val Jonas, CEO, Risk Decisions Limited and Neil Britten Chartered Director and Tom Coyne of Britten Coyne Partners is also designed to draw on the experience of Chartered Directors attending.

A June 2013 Study of 41 company failures by Reputability, reported in the FT, found that:

“The root causes of most company failures lie in the boardroom, with a serious skills gap and risk blindness being the most common factors.”

So it’s the board’s responsibility, however:

“… there is very little academic work or methodology around

the real thing that matters for Boards. The … challenge therefore is –

strategic risk. How do you manage and handle strategic risk – the thing that really matters.”

(GAD January 2013)

We believe that this workshop is very timely and highly appropriate for all Chartered Directors. Our objective is to start improving your skills and reducing potential risk blindness and propose useful, practical frameworks and methodologies to help.

The timing for the event is:

16:00 Start (prompt)

19:00 Workshop complete – canapés, refreshments and informal networking

20:00 (latest) Close

The outline agenda for the workshop is:

Session 1: What is strategic risk and how to identify it?

Session 2: The problems with risk registers and how to address them

Session 3: Strategic risk mitigation – governance processes and building organizational resilience

Thanks to the generosity of one of our fellow Chartered Directors the event will be held and hosted in the beautifully restored Sefton’s Barn, The Horse Trust, Speen, Near Princes Risborough, Bucks. HP27 0PP.

The Horse Trust is easily accessible by car (35 minutes from Oxford, 40 minutes from Reading; 15 minutes from High Wycombe) or train (40 minutes from London Marylebone).

The cost for the event has also been held down to £25 per person. To reserve your place, please contact Neil Britten Chartered Director soon, on 07808 936884 or nbritten@britpar.net, as places are strictly limited.

 

Sep 022013
 

The Cayman National Group announced the appointment of Ken Watterson as a non-executive director to the boards of both Cayman National Bank and Trust Company (Isle of Man) Limited and Cayman National Fund Services (Isle of Man) Limited.

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Ian Bancroft and Ken Watterson

Ken Watterson has more than 27 years experience working in the investment, banking, fiduciary, insurance, IFA and funds sectors with regulated financial companies based in the Isle of Man, UK, Jersey and Guernsey, Switzerland, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

With a background in NHS and research medical science, Ken joined Peat Marwick (later to become KPMG) in 1986.

In 1990, he moved from audit and accountancy to international private banking joining Nat West International Trust Corporation which became part of the Coutts Group.

He gained valuable experience in Coutts’ trust, banking and investment businesses and was given the task of establishing the Isle of Man office’s offshore risk and compliance function.

Following a year’s sabbatical in which he studied the island’s basking sharks and whales and travelled extensively to lecture on the subject in Japan, Australia and South Africa, he joined Close Brothers Private Bank in 2000 as director of Risk and Compliance.

Ken was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship for his work with basking sharks and co-authored a book for BBC Television.

In 2006, Ken moved to Tufton Oceanic, one of the island’s few hedge fund managers, as their chief operating officer and a director where he gained further valuable experience working with the UK FSA and the Dubai Financial Services Authority.

One of Ken’s particular areas of interest is corporate governance an area in which he specialised when studying for his Masters degree in Financial Regulation and compliance management.

He holds the Institute of Directors, Chartered Director qualification and has undertaken a number of corporate governance assignments in his current role as a compliance and corporate governance consultant.

Ken is also a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Ian Bancroft, managing director of Cayman National’s Isle of Man operations said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Ken to the boards of our Isle of Man businesses.

‘He has a significant wealth of experience in the international corporate and private sectors with a strong focus on risk and compliance.

‘This strength will prove invaluable as we continue to grow our business into new markets and channels of business.

‘We have exciting plans for further development. I anticipate that Ken will make an enormous contribution to our future corporate growth’.

Ken Watterson said: ‘I am looking forward to working with the Cayman National team. They offer a comprehensive wealth management proposition and I am keen to support their development objectives as well as ensuring there is robust oversight of their regulatory obligations.’

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