Board Evaluation: A Perspective from the Market

Course Summary

It is now expected that boards, irrespective of size, status or type of business should undertake a regular and rigorous review of their performance to reassure their key stakeholders that they are providing good governance and competent leadership. The effective functioning of the board is critical to the on-going success of any organisation and has a direct impact on a company’s performance.

This seminar is aimed at board and senior directors who hold the ultimate responsibility for company performance.

Topics

This course will identify current boardroom trends and:

  • Discuss why board room evaluations are important
  • Provide an insight into what boards are currently doing
  • Give useful pointers in what an evaluation should include.

Course Benefits

The delegate will develop an:

  • Insight into current trends in relation to board room performance
  • Understanding of the value a board evaluation can bring
  • Insight on how to prepare for and implement recommendations from an evaluation.

Peter and Tina from Optimus Group will present the trends in this area based on their experiences with assisting many Boards across the finance sector and from their database of over 150 listed companies.

Optimus Group provides corporate governance support to many Boards across the finance sector, including listed and unlisted collective investment schemes, banks and trust companies.

Tutor Profile

Peter Mills was one of the founder directors of Optimus Group. He has been working in the finance industry in the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands for over twenty years.

He is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Directors with a background in running and managing businesses in the banking, fund management, fiduciary services and captive insurance sectors. Peter has been a director of approximately 50 companies which includes managing director for a fund manager, managing director of a fiduciary services business and a director and deputy branch manager of a private bank. Peter currently sits on the boards of several financial services businesses and investment funds as a non-executive director. Peter also has a background in risk management and compliance, having been the chief risk officer of a long established merchant bank.

eter is Chair of the Guernsey International Business Association and a member of the technical committee. He is a member of the Guernsey Investment Funds Association and also a member of the Guernsey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants. Peter was previously appointed as the non-States Board member of the Board of the Commerce of Employment Department as an advisor in relation to the finance sector and was also a member of the technical sub-committee of the Guernsey Investment Funds Association.

Tina Torode has been a director of Optimus for over five years. She has been working in the finance industry in the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands for over thirty years.

She has worked in a variety of roles across many finance industry sectors. Prior to joining Optimus Tina was a senior relationship manager for a fund administrator with responsibility for a portfolio of funds listed on various stock exchanges. Tina has experience of holding non-executive directorship roles for both financial services businesses and investment funds.

Tina has acted as Compliance Officer and MLRO and in these roles she has had regulatory experience across the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands. She has extensive knowledge in anti-money laundering, compliance, corporate governance and risk management.

She is a member of the Institute of Directors and the Guernsey Investment Funds Association and is the secretary to the Guernsey Finance Sector NED Forum.

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Dates: New dates TBA
  • CPD Points: 1.5
  • Course Cost: £60.00
  • Course Length: 1.5 hours (12:30 - 14:00)

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