Corporate Governance is arguably the most significant development of our times. It is commonly regarded as having significance to listed companies only. In fact, the South African Code of Corporate Governance (King IV) applies to all sectors including State Owned Companies and the Public Sector inter alia. Corporate Governance (and its components such as Ethics, Strategy, Leadership, Risk, etc.) is developing globally at an exponential rate.
It is necessary to understand the origins of Corporate Governance to fully appreciate its value and significance, notably Corporate Social Responsibility and Integrated Reporting. Anyone involved in management, in its broadest sense, should have a thorough understanding and appreciation of Corporate Governance, and the future thereof. It can only bring significant benefits to any entity in the uncertain times currently being faced.
After completion of this short learning programme you will be able to:
2 Saturday mornings
MSA Attendance based short learning programme
It is difficult to identify anyone who should not attend. The range begins with directors, spans professionals and entrepreneurs and includes public sector employees. Even religious boards, charitable administrators, people seeking work and academics will all benefit in many ways. Whether attendees have some Corporate Governance or none at all, they will benefit. It is one of the most comprehensive short programmes as regards business principles and skills.
Humphrey Gowar, BComPGDA(Natal)CA(SA)FInstD, Adjunct Faculty at Monash South Africa, specialising in Corporate Governance.
Humphrey began his career by qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, serving 5 years in practice with Ernst & Young and 2 years in banking. He then began an academic career at the University of KZN, where he co-authored a textbook which is now in its 28th edition, and was a member of a team that prepared candidates countrywide for their professional exams. Humphrey was then recruited by UDW as an Associate Professor. At UDW he was elected Dean, Chairman of the Committee of Deans, Head of the Transformation Forum, and was then appointed Vice Principal. Thereafter the University of Technology recruited him as Registrar: Finance, and Head of the Department of Internal Auditors. For 7 years he served, inter alia, on the Executive of the KZN branch of the Institute of Directors. Soon after moving to Johannesburg as a consulting registrar at Bond University, he established a consultancy specialising in Corporate Governance, Mentoring of Directors, Strategy, Risk, Ethics and Leadership and was made a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (SA).
His accomplishments include being elected Fellow of the Corporate Governance and Sustainability International Group and being nominated for international Influencer of the week. He also is a member of the International Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics. This has led to him being included in the Sanford International ‘Who’s Who’.
As part of the Monash South Africa faculty, Humphrey is currently lecturing on Corporate Governance and related management. He is also a regular speaker on various topics in industry.