Directors duties in time of crisis are more important than ever. Their actions throughout this period will be in the spotlight, and their behaviour, good and bad, will be under intense scrutiny, both now and when the current conditions have passed.The decisions directors make at this critical time could mean business success or failure.
In this time of constant uncertainty, change and economic stress, directors must stick ever closer to Section 172 of Companies Act 2006 – stakeholders need to be front and centre of their strategy.
This concise, 30 minute webinar will cover directors in relation to:
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Elizabeth Richards, Head of Corporate GovernanceElizabeth is a solicitor and she has a Masters Degree in International Law from Bristol University. For the last 20 years Elizabeth has specialised in professional ethics and business policy with reference to multiple sectors, on behalf of the Law Society, Gambling Commission, OECD and Prosperity Directorate of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Elizabeth worked on the implementation of the post-crisis recommendations for financial services made by the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards. She is now Head of Corporate Governance for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales where she leads on public policy and thought leadership work related to corporate governance. Her specialist areas include executive pay, corporate governance and stewardship codes, and directors’ duties. Elizabeth has assisted the Parliamentary Select Committee for corporate governance. In spare time she volunteers with the United Nations Association.
Iain Wright FCA, Director of Business and Industrial Strategy
Iain Wright started his career as a chartered accountant with Deloitte before moving to One North East the regional development agency for the North East of England. In 2004 he became Labour Member of Parliament for Hartlepool, having succeeded Peter Mandelson in a by-election. During his time in Parliament Iain was a Minister in Gordon Brown’s Government, first as Minister for Housing and Planning at the Department for Communities and Local Government between 2007 and 2009 and then as Minister for Schools and Apprenticeships in the Department for Children, Schools and Families from 2009 until 2010. In opposition Iain was Shadow Minister for Industry between 2011 and 2015. Following the General Election of 2015, he was elected by the House of Commons to be Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee, where he led high profile inquiries into the sale of BHS and working practices at Sports Direct. He stood down at the 2017 General Election. Iain is a Governor of Middlesbrough College and trustee of Kings College London’ Industrial Strategy Advisory Board. He also chairs the policy forum of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
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