“Corporate Governance is the system by which companies are directed and controlled” – Cadbury Committee 1992
The difference between good and bad Corporate Governance can be small but is vital to the success of a company
Good corporate governance can take many forms depending on the structure and history of the company, the nature of the industry and the characteristics of the stakeholders. However, it generally encompasses certain key features:
It is essential that the board takes the lead on strategic planning and risk mitigation. Yet without the proper processes and oversight, the board is often constrained from exercising this function.
Decisions need to be made at the appropriate level in order for a company to be managed efficiently. Clear levels of delegation are key but so is the empowering of staff to embrace such delegation.
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The corporate governance regime for smaller PLCs is much more flexible than for FTSE companies and differs in many key ways. Here we look at some of the major differences.
Fundamental to any corporate governance regime is the proper implementation of the director’s duties as set out in the Companies Act 2006. This forms of the basis of most governance principles.
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