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Chris Gibbons - MC

Journalist, Speaker/Facilitator

Chris is a successful journalist and broadcaster, who currently edits the magazine Acumen for the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria, which he also conceptualized and launched in 2012.

In addition, he presents a daily market report on AlgoaFM.

Between 2002 and 2012, Chris anchored The Mid Day Report, a hard-hitting news, current affairs and business show, simulcast on Gauteng's Talk Radio 702 and the Western Cape's 567 Cape Talk. The show won three successive MTN Radio Awards (2010, 2011, 2012).

During his career at 702, he conducted a number of historic interviews, including the first between any SA radio station and the still-exiled Thabo Mbeki. He also interviewed Nelson Mandela several times, as well as Margaret Thatcher and US Vice-president, Al Gore.

With an MA from Cambridge in England, Chris also holds an MBA from Henley, one of the UK's leading business schools.

Tshediso Matona
Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, the Presidency
FCIS; BA (Hons), MA (Development Economics)

Michael Katz
Chairman, ENSafrica
B Com; LLM; LLB; LLD

 

Topic: Corporate governance: a public sector perspective
Topic: Five years of the new Companies Act: What has happened?
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David Lewis
Executive Director, Corruption Watch
MA Economics

Annamarie van der Merwe
MD, iThemba Governance and Statutory Solutions
B.Iuris; LLB; LLM

Topic: A corporate role in combatting corruption: Beyond compliance Topic: The potential liability of the company secretary and how best to manage your exposure
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Ansie Ramalho
Convenor & Editor, King lV Task Team
BIuris LLB

Carina Wessels
Past President, CSSA and CSIA
FCIS, LLB, LLM
Topic: Corporate governance developments and an Introduction to King IV Topic: Exploring board evaluation trends
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Rob Rose
Deputy Editor, Financial Mail
LLB

Karen Robinson
Company Secretary, FedGroup
FCIS, LLB, Certificate in Advanced Corporate & Securities Law

Topic: How the media views governance: Understanding how journalists work and what this means for you Topic: Company secretary vs compliance officer: Can it be one person?
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Grace Tan
Vice President of the Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA)
FCIS

Dr Nicholas Letting
Chairman, the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya
B Com; MBA; PhD

Topic: The case for diverse boards Topic: The status of corporate governance in Kenya
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Katherine Combs
President, Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA), USA
BA, Juris Doctor (Law)



Peter Turnbull
Past President, Governance Institute of Australia and CSIA
FCIS, FGIA, B Com, LLB, FAICD

Topic: Notable US governance developments Topic: Risk management
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Chua Siew Chuan
Secretary, CSIA
FCIS

Atul Mehta
President, ICSI (The Institute of Company Secretaries of India)
FCS, B Com, BGL

Topic: Malaysian Corporate Governance: 9 years tenure for independent directors Topic: Governance in India under the new Companies Act, 2013
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Patrick Bracher
Director, Norton Rose Fulbright

Danny Myburgh
Managing Director, Cyanre, The Computer Forensic Lab
National Diploma Police Administration; Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems: Computer Forensics; Honours degree in Cyber Forensics

Topic: The role of a company and its directors beyond just profit-making Topic: Cyber threats from a compliance perspective
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Ian Jameson
Programme Lead, Corporate Reporting Dialogue and Region Lead, Africa, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)
BSc (Hons) in environmental sciences

Sandi Linford
Group Company Secretary, Vodacom Group Ltd

Topic: Integrated reporting: A global movement Topic: Social & ethics committee – five years on – the Vodacom journey
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Phillip de Wet
Associate Editor, Mail & Guardian

Dr Ali Bacher
Former Administrator, the United Cricket Board of South Africa
MBBCh

Topic: Governance in sport (panel) Topic: Governance in sport (panel)
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Dr Robin Petersen
Chief Executive, SAFA (South African Football Association) Development Agency
PhD , MA , BTh. and Hons

Dr Ishmail Jakoet
Company secretary, South African Rugby Union
MBBCh

Topic: Governance in sport (panel) Topic: Governance in sport (panel)
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Barry Mocke
Former CEO, CyclingSA
MBA

Carol Paton
Writer at Large, Business Day
BA (Hons)

Topic: Governance in sport (panel) Topic: State-owned companies: Politics, tenders and the collapse of governance
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Norman Manoim
Chairperson, Competition Tribunal SA
BA, LLB

Jeffrey Revell
Country Manager, South Africa, Diligent Boardbooks Limited

Topic: How good corporate governance can save you from the pitfalls of the Competition Act Topic: The 4 Myths of Board Material Data Security
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