Day Two of the National Conference started with a comprehensive presentation on the global political and economic environment by Lakshmi Shyam-Sunder, Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, World Bank Group. Lakshmi stressed how the current uncertain global environment calls for a more agile response. She noted that the Global Policy Uncertainty Index has been rising, highlighted by the changing world power dynamics as countries are “splintering”.
What a start to National Conference 2019! Our CEO, Megan Motto, welcomed delegates and celebrated the gender diverse line-up of speakers.
The international keynote address by Sir Winfried Bischoff, Chairman, JP Morgan Securities plc & Chairman, Financial Reporting Council UK offered incredible insights, touching on the importance of boards addressing the risks of climate change, boards’ awareness of diversity and the importance of boards challenging the CEO and company. Global business means a global approach to governance is required.