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Increasing Board Effectiveness & Adding Value

When: 5 May 2015
Registration starts at 08h30 and course starts promptly at 09h00
Where: Belmont Square Conference Centre
22 Belmont Road, Rondebosch
entrance through St Josephs College gate
Cape Town, Western Cape  7700
South Africa

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Being a Director Part 4

Increasing Board Effectiveness and Adding Value


This one day programme is aimed at equipping aspiring and new directors with the knowledge of how effective boards should operate. The focus will be on the role that board should play and how to effectively achieve results that have been set.


The King Code of Governance Principles for South Africa (King III) 

  • Principle 2.16: The board should elect a chairman of the board who is an independent non-executive director. The CEO of the company should not also fulfill the role of the chairman of the board.          
  • Principle 2.13: The board and directors should report on the effectiveness of the company’s system of internal controls.


Key focus areas


An effective board         

  • Board governance frameworks-charters, codes, policies            
  • What are the questions board should be asking themselves? 


The role of the board of directors            

  • The board as agent            
  • Managing  vs directing            
  • Governance duties – King III principles 


Director selection and removal            

  • The process for director selection & The importance of succession planning            
  • Balance on the board            
  • Directors remuneration            
  • Coordinating the roles and responsibilities of board committees 


Board appraisals            

  • The requirements, benefits and process for doing board appraisals
  • Acton items from results of board appraisals


1 Full day - 09h00 - 16h30