Structured as a panel discussion, this webinar examined what changed and what did not change from the perspective of three leading practicing company secretaries and one non-executive director. We were fortunate to be joined by:
- Sandi Linford from Vodacom in South Africa
- David Simmonds from CLP Holdings Limited in Hong Kong
- Victoria Whyte from GlaxoSmithKline plc in the UK
- Peter Turnbull, non-executive director in Australia
- Tim Sheehy, Director General of The Chartered Governance Institute who was the Moderator
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Interview with Tim Sheehy, Director General and Professor Michael Adams, Head of UNE Law School – discussing the impact of new technologies on the role of the governance professional and the capacity for organisations to engage with their stakeholders.
The second series of The Governance Exchange interviews commences with at least one interview going to air each month to December. Series 2 is called ‘Hot Topics’ and will interview experts in their field on topics that are front of mind now.
In this first episode of Series 2, we speak to Phil Armstrong who is the Governance Adviser to Gavi the Vaccine Alliance. "As part of its mission to save lives, reduce poverty and protect the world against the threat of epidemics, Gavi has helped vaccinate more than 760 million children in the world’s poorest countries." Today, Gavi is co-leading COVAX, the vaccines pillar of the Access to Covid-19 Tools Accelerator – a global risk-sharing mechanism for the equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines. Tune in for this interview as it offers a unique opportunity to examine governance practice in a highly political environment, on what is certainly a very hot topic at this time.
This first set of interviews looked at how leading company secretaries and governance professionals across a range of countries responded to Covid-19. What happened in those first couple of days, was their organisation prepared, were their regulators on the front-foot, how did they look after the wellbeing of their staff, what did they learn and most important…what advice did they have for those that are new to the profession.
Different countries are at different stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the severity of the pandemic has also varied widely from country to country.
As part of the response to the pandemic, governments in every country have to consider imposing constraints, amongst other things, on public meetings. In doing so, laws and regulations which actually require meetings to be held have to be amended, adapted or suspended whenever these might jeopardise the overwhelming goal of safeguarding public health.
Professionals are playing an important role in helping their organisation and economy negotiate the impact of Covid-19. This webinar, organised by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India brings together company secretaries from India, the UAE, the United States, Australia and South Africa – each with a unique perspective on how professionals in their country have contributed.
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