Overview

In recent years regulators and legislators have intensified their focus on how businesses are being run. New Corporate Governance measures that are beneficial for both stakeholders and controllers have been brought forth. This course will help you adopt a mechanism for effective governance in your organisation. You will be able to implement best practice on corporate management.

This course is designed for both directors, management, and those with responsibilities for introducing Corporate Governance into organisations. This unique course addresses the principal components of good Corporate Governance. You will be able to enhance investor confidence through improved accountability and transparency. You will understand what Corporate Governance is and why it is important. You will study the international governance frameworks. You will get an update on MENA Corporate Governance codes. You will discuss Corporate Failures to know what the failures were and what should have been done to avoid those failures. You will examine the Board’s relationship with Risk Guidelines for effective fraud prevention. You will learn how you can implement a compliance strategy programme in your organisation.

Sharon Ditchburn
Managing Director
Capital Advantage, UAE

Sharon Ditchburn is a Certified Practicing Accountant, Fellow of Chartered Secretaries Australia and ICSA (UK), and holds legal qualifications from Australia, as well as an MBA specialising in Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship and Strategy. She is one of the few individuals in the GCC certified by the IFC/World Bank to deliver their Director Development Programmes, and has been delivering Corporate Governance advisory and training programmes throughout the GCC since 2005.

Sharon has wide ranging experience at senior management level, including as a CFO and Company Secretary in Australia and the UAE. Since 2004, she has worked with a wide range of listed, private and government owned enterprises in the GCC, including financial institutions, stock exchanges, private industrial firms, government departments and family owned businesses. Sharon is also an Authorised Individual by the DFSA with various regulated entities, including investment banks, brokerages, trust companies and wealth managers.

Sharon is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (USA). She is a recipient of the Solvi Stenbro Prize in Ethics (QUT).