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Webinar: Company secretaries – what lies ahead

20 August 2024 11:00am - 1:00pm
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Webinar: Company secretaries - what lies ahead

Join us for a review of some of the current issues that are in focus for governance leaders, company secretaries and directors.

In this webinar our speakers look at the internal and external risks that top the directors’ agenda and what this means for board oversight. We consider the implications of the ongoing AGM Legislation review and how AI can support company secretaries in their ever-growing task.

Our panel of speakers will discuss:

The directors’ risk agenda

  • Cybersecurity and data privacy – pervasive threat of data breaches and the challenge for companies and customers
  • The evolving regulatory landscape
  • External risks and the implications for access to capital, market stability, and resource availability
  • Mandatory climate related financial disclosure – governance, strategy, risk and metrics

AGM legislation review

  • Statutory review of the meetings and document amendments
  • Supporting effective shareholder participation, transparency and governance
  • Effects on online meetings and electronic document execution and sending

AI and board minutes

  • Trust between the board and the minute-taker
  • Can AI assist with board minutes?
  • The governance and risks


Simon Berglund, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Diligent (Asia Pacific) 

Simon Berglund is the Senior Vice President, & General Manager of Diligent Corporation (Asia
Pacific). Simon is responsible for leading passionate, smart, and creative colleagues who want to make the world a more sustainable, equitable and better place with our technology solutions for Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) and Environmental & Social Governance (ESG).

His focus is on driving the modern governance movement, our world-changing idea to empower leaders with the technology, insights and connections they need to drive greater impact and accountability – to lead with purpose. An executive level management veteran with over 30 years of experience, Simon is an accomplished neo-generalist, having mastered a broad span of expertise over multiple disciplines and multiple industries. With his leadership capabilities, Simon drives the integration of silos of people, process and knowledge at Diligent, into an effective practice, powered by an understanding of customer
experience and the changing sophistication of today’s technology solution buyers. 

Simon Pordage FGIA, Company Secretary, ANZ Banking Group

Simon joined ANZ in May 2016. He is a Chartered Secretary with extensive company secretarial and corporate governance experience. From 2009 to 2016 he was Company Secretary for Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited and a number of other listed investment companies. Other former roles include being Deputy Company Secretary for ANZ and Head of Board Support for Barclays PLC in the United Kingdom. Simon is committed to the promotion of good corporate governance. He is a former National President and Chairman of Governance Institute of Australia and is a member and former Chairman of its National Legislation Review Committee, and regularly presents on governance issues. 

Who should attend?

Essentially all personas and job titles to attend:

  • Company Directors
  • Company Secretaries
  • C-Suite
  • General and Senior Managers
  • Governance and Risk Management Professionals

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