Directors event to explore good governance in business

The importance of good governance in light of recent corporate scandals will be explored at the Institute of Directors’ next business lunch.

The importance of Recent scandals, including those at Carillion and P&O Ferries, have highlighted the need for companies to behave more responsibly.

Dr Roger Barker, the IoD’s Director of Policy and Corporate Governance, will outline a range of initiatives designed to encourage companies and directors to do the right thing.

The quarterly lunch takes place at the Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames, on 8 July 2022 from 12-2:30pm.

Dr Barker is a regular speaker on corporate governance issues at universities and business schools. He is the author of numerous books and articles on corporate governance and board effectiveness.

Dr Barker will explore whether UK business needs a more robust regulatory framework that enforces higher standards – or if a business-led approach based on best practices can achieve the same or better results.

Faisal Khan, chair of IoD South, said: “The IoD promotes good corporate governance and the highest professional standards for all UK businesses. In light of recent scandals, it has never been more important that directors face up to their responsibilities to all stakeholders and ensure that their business contributes to a better society.”

Tickets are £30 for IoD members and £50 for non-members. The price includes a welcome drink and two course lunch with tea/coffee.

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Notes to editors:

The Institute of Directors is a non-party political organisation, founded in 1903, with approximately 20,000 members. Membership includes directors from right across the business spectrum – from media to manufacturing, professional services to the public and voluntary sectors. Members include CEOs of large corporations as well as entrepreneurial directors of start-up companies.

The IoD was granted a Royal Charter in 1906, instructing it to “represent the interests of members and of the business community to government and in the public arena, and to encourage and foster a climate favourable to entrepreneurial activity and wealth creation.”

The Charter also tasks the Institute with promoting “for the public benefit high levels of skill, knowledge, professional competence and integrity on the part of directors”, which the IoD seeks to achieve through its training courses and publications on corporate governance.

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