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Chris Gibbons - MC

Journalist, Speaker/Facilitator

With over 35 years experience in SA radio, TV and print, Chris has interviewed all the key players on the local stage many times; they include Nelson Mandela, FW de Klerk, Desmond Tutu, Thabo Mbeki, Trevor Manuel, Tito Mboweni, Gill Marcus, Helen Suzman and Zille, Alan Boesak and Julius Malema. Further afield, he also interviewed the late Margaret Thatcher and Al Gore.

Previously, he presented The Mid Day Report for Gauteng's Talk Radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk in the Western Cape,

With an interest in radio that goes back more than 40 years to when he was 16, Chris also maintains an on-air presence via the Morning Market Report on Radio Algoa FM. He has also worked for the BBC, ABC, NBC and Australia's Maquarie Network.

Chris is one of South Africa's most experienced conference facilitators and speakers. Chris edits Acumen, the recently established magazine of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) at the University of Pretoria.

 

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Mervyn King
Senior Counsel and former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa.
BA. LLB (Cum Laude) H Dip Tax, Ph.D (h.c.) in Law

Tsakani Ratsela
Deputy Auditor-General
CA (SA)

Topic: Stakeholder relationships in the 21st century. Topic: Public sector governance.
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Stephen Sadie
CEO, Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa
MBA, M. Ed

 

Carina Wessels
International President, CSIA; Group Company Secretary, Exxaro Resources Ltd; Past President, Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa
FCIS, LLB, LLM

Topic: CSSA - A home for governance professionals.

Topic: Enabling globally minded company secretaries: the Corporate Secretaries International Association.

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Jonathon Hanks
Managing Partner Incite
BA (Hons), LLM, MSc

Neil Kirby
Director, Werksmans Attorneys
BA LLB and LLM, Certificate in Environmental Law

Topic: Integrated reporting: reflections on recent experience and some thoughts on the way forward. Topic: Aspects of information governance.
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Marian Gaylard
Partner, Questco Corporate Advisory
BA (Hons Economics), LLB

Jeffrey Revell
Country Manager, South Africa, Diligent Boardbooks Limited

Topic: The role of a JSE sponsor in assisting the company secretary.

Topic: Board Portals - The Human Element
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Michael Judin
Senior partner, Goldman Judin Inc.
Dip. Law

Estelle de Jager
Group Company Secretary, Trifecta Capital
LLB

Topic: 20 years of the King Code. Topic: POPI: a practical guide for listed companies.
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Lerato Manaka
Group Company Secretary, Barloworld Limited
B Com (Law), LLB, ACIS

Ronelle Kleyn
Group Company Secretary and Head of Investor Relations at RBA Holdings Limited
B.Proc, LLB, B.BA and ACIS

Panel topic: Board diversity.

Panel topic: Board diversity.

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Natasha Bouwman
Assistant Company Secretary at MMI Holdings Limited
LLB, LLM, ACIS

Joel Wolpert
Technical Adviser, Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa
FCIS, CA(SA), FCMA

Panel topic: The changing role of the company secretary - from compliance to governance. Panel topic: The changing role of the company secretary - from compliance to governance.
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Yaniv Kleitman
Senior Associate - Corporate & Commercial, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc.
LLB, LLM (Commercial Law)

Martin J Wescott
Executive Chairman – P E Corporate Services and Principal Consultant
B.Sc, Diploma Polymer Science, MBL, Certified Management Consultant

Topic: Director delinquency & liability. Topic: The Governance of Director Remuneration.
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Richard Foster
Corporate Governance Consultant and Non-Executive Director
FCIS; FinstD, HDip Company Law; HDip Tax Law; PG Dip Corporate Governance

Allan Greenblo
Editorial Director

Topic: Board diversity. Topic: Shareholder activism.
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Dumisani Mtshali
Company Secretary at Kagiso Media Ltd
ACIS, CIMA (Certificate)

Karen Robinson
Independent Governance Consultant and Company Secretary; Constructive Governance
LLB; Certificate in Advanced Corporate & Securities Law

Panel topic: Board diversity.

Panel topic: The changing role of the company secretary - from compliance to governance.
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Mark Hodgson
Industrial and corporate governance analyst
B Com (Hons) CA (SA) CFA

Martin Hopkins
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
B. Sc, B. Sc (Hons Applied Maths), B. Sc (Hons Computer Science), M. Sc

Topic: Rating corporate governance practices by JSE listed companies.

Topic: Non-executive director practices and fees.
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Lana van Zyl
Senior Manager: Corporate Governance Surveillance and Enforcement, CIPC
B. Com, B. Com (Hons)

 

Topic: The state of governance within state-owned companies.

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