Events Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies - Manchester

Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies - Manchester

11 Jun 2018 10:00am
Location: Malmaison, 1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester
Time: 10am-1.30pm

Join the FRC and pro-manchester as they explore the corporate governance principles for large private companies.

Large private companies hold a special and significant role in UK society. The strong and sustainable operation of large private companies creates employment opportunities, generates tax revenue, invests in the community, and ultimately generates social value. Responsible businesses acknowledge the role they play, and engage meaningfully with a broad range of stakeholders, including the community they operate in.

In 2017 the Government announced its intention to introduce a new corporate governance reporting requirement for large private companies. To complement this new reporting requirement, the Government appointed James Wates CBE, Chairman of the Wates Group Ltd, to lead a coalition of partners, including the Financial Reporting Council, to develop corporate governance principles to enhance transparency and accountability in large private companies, and improve public trust in business.

This event will involve introductory comments from James Wates as to his vision for the principles, insight from academics, and a panel discussion featuring local company and investor representatives to discuss the role of corporate governance in large private companies and the impact of the new reporting requirement. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions about the development of the principles.

This event will be of interest to large private companies, investors, academics, as well as auditors and advisors involved in corporate reporting.

10:00am – 10:30am Registration & Coffee
10:30am – 10:40am Welcome by Alison Loveday, Partner, Kennedys
10:40am – 11:00am Opening remarks - James Wates CBE, Chairman, The Wates Group
11:00am – 11:30am Catherine Shephard, MMU
11:30am – 12:00pm Panel discussion on corporate governance in large private companies.

Speakers - Alistair Cree - Eversheds; David Styles, Director, Financial Reporting Council; Matt Timmons, Director, PwC.

12:00pm – 12:25pm Q&A
12:25pm – 12:30pm Closing remarks
12:30pm – 1:30pm Light lunch