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Corporate governance and responsible leadership in the time of COVID-19


The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies to change the way they do business, and will likely change the corporate landscape in South Africa for a long time to come.

South African companies are suddenly faced with a number of challenges and risks, and are having to make critical business judgment decisions hurriedly as a result. These decisions may have a significant impact on the future sustainability and operations of a company and therefore all decisions should be taken in line with good corporate governance principles and procedures. This two-hour webinar will deal with how good corporate governance and responsible leadership in a King IV context should be practically implemented to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic impact and further position an organisation to take advantage of future opportunities.

Join us for a two-hour webinar.


18 September 2020 (10:00 to 12:00)

Who will benefit from this course?

Small business owners, corporate lawyers, compliance officers, risk managers, company secretaries, aspirant directors, board committee members, senior managers, and officers charged with governance duties in an organisation.


Richard Foster is a corporate governance advisor and professional independent director/chairman. He is a chartered secretary and a chartered director and his qualifications and professional designations include CD(SA), FCIS, HFinstD, HDip Company Law (Wits), HDip Tax Law (RAU); PG Dip Corporate Governance (RAU) with distinction. Richard has held senior management positions in two of the largest Global Groups based in South Africa during his corporate career. Prior to joining Old Mutual in 2001, where he held the position of Group Secretary until July 2013, the bulk of his career was spent with Anglo American, inter alia, occupying the position of Group Secretary of Mondi Limited. He has over the years had responsibility for Corporate Governance Corporate Secretariat, Risk Management, Corporate Insurance and Legal Services functions operating at a national as well as international level. Richard has been extensively involved in various corporate governance initiatives in the broader business environment and has participated as a speaker and panellist in a number of Business seminars and forums over the past years, both locally and overseas has been published as a co-author of various articles in certain leading international academic law journals. Richard served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa and is a member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance and was a member of the task team responsible for the drafting of King IV. Richard is also a founding and current member of the CRISA Committee, which undertook the drafting of the Code for Responsible Investing in Southern Africa applicable to Institutional Investors.

How much?

R300 per person

How to sign up

Download and complete the registration form, and return it to us. We will then send you the payment information.
One or two days before the course, we will send you the link to the Zoom webinar. You will need to register and use a password to enter the webinar.

Registrations close three days before the webinar.

Download the brochure.