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Global Authority in Corporate Governance to Open Caribbean Governance Week

15 Jun 2021 10:03 AM | Kamla Rampersad - de Silva (Administrator)

Globally recognized authority on corporate governance, Professor Mervyn King from South Africa, will deliver the keynote address at the Opening Ceremony of Governance Week, hosted by the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute (CCGI).

Governance Week was launched last year and is the now the CCGI’s signature calendar event. The theme of this year’s event is: “Governance Beyond Covid - Following the North Star: Resetting values to create value in organizations.”

The Opening Ceremony on June 28th will be followed by five days of conference. The structure comprises an opening speaker each day followed by three panel discussions each lasting 90 minutes. Each day of the conference will focus on a different sector and be opened by a distinguished speaker.

Jamaican attorney-at-law Camille Facey will kick off Day 1. She is the Managing Partner of the law firm FACEYLAW, sits on the Board of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, chairs the Building Practitioners Board, and delivers corporate law and governance training for the Jamaica Stock Exchange

Barbadian PwC Senior Adviser Ronaele Dathorne Bayrd will lead Day 2. She leads the PwC Corporate Services practice in the Caribbean region. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada and has extensive experience in the examination and implementation of international corporate governance best practice. She has led teams involved in board assessments and board training for companies based in Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago and the Cayman Islands.

Economist and former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Terrence Farrell will lead Day 3. With a Ph.D. in Economics, a license to practice law and certified as a mediator, Dr. Farrell is also a published author, has sat on a number of State and private sector boards in T&T, Jamaica, St Lucia and the UK, and is currently a director of Republic Bank, Tatil Life and several private companies.

Chairman of Belize’s RF&G Life Insurance Company Elizabeth Cox will kick off Day 4. She is also the CEO and principal consultant of Casper Investments Inc in Guyana.

The UK’s Professor Bob Garratt will lead off Day 5. He is a company chairman, consultant, and academic working on corporate governance, board and director performance, and strategic thinking issues. He is the author of The Fish Rots From The Head: Developing Effective Boards; Thin On Top: Why Corporate Governance Matters; Developing Strategic Thought (ed); and The Learning Organisation: Developing Democracy At Work. He is also a Founder Member of The Commonwealth Association for Corporate Governance, sits on the Chartered Accreditation Committee of the UK Examinations Board, and leads the Developing Strategic Thought programme of the Institute of Directors, London.

Each day of the conference will focus on a different sector as follows:

Day 1 – June 28th - Corporate Secretaries Forum

Day 2 – June 29th - Governance of the Private Sector

Day 3 – June 30th - Governance of the Public Sector

Day 4 – July 1st - Governance SMEs and Family-owned businesses

Day 5 – July 2nd - Governance of Groups and Conglomerates

CEO of CCGI Kamla Rampersad de Silva, noted that it was a great honor to host one of the leading global professionals in the world to open Governance Week. She also expressed appreciation to the sponsors of the event: Gold Sponsor Republic Bank and Bronze Sponsors: Angostura Holdings Ltd and PwC for their support and belief in the CCGI.

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