We advise and assist our clients to practice effective corporate governance, or we assess existing governance structures and processes. Our services in this regard cover Boards of Directors, Board Committees, Directors' role and responsibilities, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability practices.
Our service offering includes reviewing and advising, inter alia, on the following:
- King III maturity assessments
- Global corporate governance leading practice benchmarks and health checks
- Corporate governance audits
- Governance transformation roadmaps
- Business governance frameworks and models
- Assessment and guidance on Board of Directors, structures, composition and membership, responsibilities and processes
- Election and re-election to and composition of the board of directors
- Duties and responsibilities of executive and non-executive directors
- The composition, role and responsibilities of board committees
- The role of chairman versus chief executive officer (CEO)
- Effectiveness of the Board of Directors
- Board performance evaluation procedures
- Director induction and continuing development workshops
- Outsourcing or partnering clients to perform board induction, development and assessments on an on-going basis.
- Board succession planning
- Development and use of authority frameworks
- Development of ethics / code of conduct
- Ethics assessments
- Shareowner and stakeholder communication including the disclosure of the above in the integrated report
- Education and workshops on corporate governance
- King III and Ethics e-learning solutions (can also be tailored to meet client requirements)
- IT Governance consulting and training
- Combined assurance models
The Value Add to you:
Whilst most organisations have been quick to respond to the requirements of King III, which focused on the broader corporate governance framework, a key barrier in our experience is the misalignment of the corporate governance framework to the broader business governance framework.
Engaging with us, will assist you in gaining an opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of your corporate governance practices and provide suggestions for improvement where weaknesses have been identified. We present, discuss and debate corporate governance global best practices against which to benchmark the organisations current governance practices.
Triggers/indictors that clients will need our services
- Start up organisations that require assistance with the set up of governance structures and processes
- Companies that do not have governance, risk or compliance frameworks in place.
- Events and adverse publicity detrimental to the company’s public image and investor confidence
- Stock exchange listing, subject to corporate governance requirements, e.g a new listing on the Johannesburg
- Executive management is aware of poor corporate governance procedures and they require assistance
- Appointment of directors with little or no director experience
- New Boards that require induction training
- Issue of new corporate governance codes, e.g King III or clients still trying to assess what they need to apply in terms of King III