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Governance Wales 2024

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 9:00 - 16:00
A first-of-its-kind conference, bringing together the private, public and third sectors to encourage collaboration and share best practice in respect of good governance.

A first-of-its-kind conference in Wales, brought to you by Darwin Gray, Adra and Menter a Busnes.

The conference will bring together the private, public and third sectors to encourage collaboration and share best practice in respect of good governance.

We will be hearing from leaders and experts across many sectors, who will be sharing their insights and guidance on the challenges and leading the way to good governance.

What will the conference cover?

The conference will welcome delegates from all sectors in Wales, including the public, charitable and commercial sectors.

The conference will deal with the academic, professional and most importantly practical elements of good governance, drawing on a host of expert speakers who can guide delegates through many issues including:

  • An overview of the governance landscape in Wales in 2024
  • The implications of getting governance wrong for boards, their members and their organisations in general
  • The importance of achieving equality and diversity on boards. What do excellent board recruitment practices look like?
  • Lessons learned from some of the recent scandals cited above
  • AI and governance – a threat and / or an opportunity?
  • The Welsh language and its role on your Board
  • Gen Z and their place on Boards – friends or foes?
  • Is your Board fit for purpose in 2024 – what will good governance look like in the future
  • Sustainability and climate change – challenges for Boards in the 21st century
  • Identifying and dealing with declarations and conflicts of interest
  • A board’s relationship with its executive – getting the distinction between strategy and operations right
  • What does good PR look like when times are tough for Board members and their organisations
  • Regulatory frameworks – how should boards operate within them?
  • Corporate governance documents and training – why these essentials remain vital to ensure good governance. What does the new Economic Crime and Transparency Act 2023 mean for your board?
  • Senior Independent Directors – what are they and should you have one on your Board?

Expert Speakers

The full-day conference will welcome an impressive line-up of speakers, including:

  • The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Derek Walker
  • Comisiynydd y Gymraeg / Welsh Language Commissioner, Efa Gruffudd Jones
  • Fflur Jones, Managing Partner, Darwin Gray LLP
  • Iwan Trefor Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Adra Housing Association
  • Professor Richard Wyn Jones, Director of Wales Governance Centre
  • Rhun ap Gareth, Chief Executive of Conwy Council
  • Helen White, Chief Executive of Taff Housing
  • Gwion Lewis, KC, Landmark Chambers
  • Dr Lindsay Cordery-Bruce, incoming Chief Executive, Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)
  • Anna Nicholl, Innovator in Residence, Sparc – Spark, Cardiff University
  • Nerys Evans, Director, Deryn



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