Banking Board Leadership Programme

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This programme exposes directors of banks to corporate governance, risk management, regulation, management structures and Basel III.

A robust financial background, an impeccable understanding of business principles and firm ethics are just some of the requirements for an effective member of a bank board. 

This two day programme seeks to ensure that members of a bank board keep abreast of latest developments in corporate governance, risk management, regulation, management structures and Basel III. 

Who should attend?

This programme is aimed at directors (executive and non-executive), as well as company secretaries of banks.

How you will benefit

  • Gain insight into Basel 3 and  King IV™;
  • Unpack corporate governance and ethics in business – what does it mean?;
  • Learn how to effectively discharge your duties as a director and the incumbent legal responsibilities thereof; 
  • Gain the skills to effectively review the results and report to stakeholders; and
  • Discuss risk, governance and management structures.

Day 1: Corporate Governance, Risk Management & Regulation

  • An overview of different banking models & associated risks, regulation, risk management & corporate governance;
  • Non-executive directors’ responsibilities in terms of King IV™ and the Banks Act;
  • A practical guide to non-executive directors’ responsibilities;
  • Introduction to Basel lll; and
  • The Companies Act and Non-executive directors’ responsibilities.

Day 2: Risk Management, Governance, Conduct and Compliance

  • Introduction to risk management responsibilities for NED’s;
  • An overview of market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, interest rate risk, operational risk and compliance risks;
  • Evaluating risk management effectiveness: what to expect from leadership – key considerations when overseeing culture and conducting risk programmes;
  • What to expect from information technology, enterprise risk, compliance and internal audit functions; and
  • Transitioning to IFRS 9.
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Dr Len Konar, BCOM, PG DIP IN ACC, CA (SA), MAS (ILLINOIS, USA), CERT IN TAX LAW, D.COM, CRMA. Doctor Len Konar is a chartered accountant and was previously executive director of the Independent Development Trust where he was, amongst other activities, responsible for the Internal Audit and Investments Portfolios. Prior to that, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Accountancy at the University of Durban-Westville. He also lectured to graduate students at various South African Universities. 

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