Corporate governance and King IV™ Breakfast

KPMG will be hosting interactive panel discussion on corporate governance and King IV™

8 November 2016, 7:30AM - 9:30AM, SAST Johannesburg, South Africa

Good Governance is indispensable for growth and prosperity. KPMG invites you to join us for an interactive panel discussion on corporate governance and King IV™. Our esteemed panel of thought leaders, pioneers and progressive thinkers will be sharing their views on high performance boards and leadership.

Panellists

Kerry Jenkins 
KPMG Lead Partner for Corporate Governance
Head of KPMG Regulatory and Compliance

Kerry is regarded as one of the leading thinkers in governance with extensive local and international experience. She obtained her doctorate from the University of Manchester in Corporate Governance and her thesis was on “Outside directors’ experience and the effect on Company value: A South African Study. She was also responsible for compiling KPMG’s Toolkit for the Company Director, and has lectured on Corporate Governance at numerous institutions including the Gordon Institute of Business Science. Kerry was also a technical contributor to the IODSA for the creation of King IV™.

Mark Barnes
CEO South African Post Office

Mark Barnes is an actuary with extensive experience in business, both locally and internationally.  He has held key executive positions in a number of listed companies, including Standard Bank Group, South African Futures Exchange (SAFEX) and Brait, to name just a few. In March 2000, he left the position of Group CEO of Brait to form his own corporate finance and investment banking business, Calajero. Mark writes a weekly column for Business Day, Straight Talk, covering local and international economic and current affairs. He currently fulfills the role of Group Chief Executive Officer for the South African Post Office.

Russell Loubser 
Non-executive director FirstRand Ltd
Former CEO of JSE
Director of companies

Russell Loubser is regarded as a highly intellectual, ethical leader who has held a number of key directorship positions including being the Chief Executive Officer of the JSE Limited,a member of the King Committee for Corporate Governance for 15 years and served on the Board of Directors of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) for approximately 13 years. He is currently a non-executive director of FirstRand Ltd, Director of Strate (Pty) Limited, South Africa’s Central Securities Depository and a Council member of the University of Pretoria He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Honorary Life Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). 

Hixonia Nyasulu 
Former Chairman Sasol Ltd
Director of companies

Regarded as one of the most influential women in business, Hixonia has developed an international reputation as a board member with integrity and drive. She is a highly experienced non-executive and executive director. Hixonia was Director of Sasol Ltd for 7 years and led the company as Chairman from 2008 till 2013. Until April 2016, she had served 9 years on the Global Unilever Board. She has also served on the boards of other South African blue-chip companies such as McCarthy Group Ltd, Anglo Platinum Ltd, Nedbank Ltd and Tongaat Hulett Ltd. In addition, she was rated by the Financial Mail amongst the top three most influential women in business in South Africa and has launched a Business TV show (leadership and talent) on CNBC Africa in 2016 which is broadcasted to 48 African countries.

Panel discussion facilitator

Makgotso Letsitsi CA(SA) 
KPMG Partner and Executive Director
National Head of Advisory Services

Makgotso has over 18 years’ professional services experience and currently leads KPMG’s advisory practice in South Africa. The practice has expanded exponentially in the past 10 years to assist clients in responding to the rapidly changing and complex needs of business and government. Her focus is to ensure that by combining KPMG’s multi-disciplinary team of experts, the firm is able to support its clients in understanding major risks and challenges and to provide them with the most innovative, quality and cost-effective solutions which accelerate the achievement of organisational objectives. She is also the co-chair of Women Corporate Directors in SA and represents KPMG Southern Africa at KPMG’s Global Forum where best practice thinking across sectors, industries and geographies is shared. She speaks on multiple public platforms sharing progressive business views, leadership, and technical matters. She has a passion for people development and the mobilisation of cross-functional teams to explore out-of-the-box solutions and high-performance outcomes. 

The King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2016, Institute of Directors Southern Africa” is owned by the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa NPC with all rights reserved and is available at http://www.iodsa.co.za/?page=AboutKingIV”

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