Brunch & Learn Series - Building the next generation annual report: are you ready?

25 Bedford Street, London

Tuesday, August 15th
10:30 am - 12:00 pm BST


We are at full capacity for this session. However, we have created a second session from 1 - 3pm which you can register for here:

Are you ready to navigate the evolving landscape of narrative disclosure requirements?

Compliance is becoming more stringent, and directors who fail to provide accurate disclosures face increased penalties and sanctions. Year-end disclosures alone are no longer sufficient.

As a company secretary, you play a vital role in addressing this challenge. Bringing together disparate data sets has become increasingly complex, both throughout the year and during the preparation of the annual report.

Our next session in the series will take place on Tuesday, August 15th at the Diligent HQ in London.

What You'll Gain:
• Insights into the forthcoming changes and their implications for your role as a company secretary.
• Network with like-minded individuals who share your challenges and goals, fostering valuable connections that can support you in your role.
• Learn how to create strong connections between the new components to ensure a cohesive and impactful report.

The format of the session will be a 90-minute facilitated workshop led by Carrie Stephenson and Michael Lucas of Brave Within Consultants. They will provide invaluable insights and practical strategies to overcome the hurdles that lie ahead.

Spaces are limited, so register now to secure your place.

Carrie Stephenson

Founding Partner, Brave Within

Carrie has over 10 years of experience operating as a member of the C-Suite and as a legal, compliance and regulatory advisor to Boards within the automotive, online retail and financial services sector. Former General Counsel and Company Secretary to Mitsubishi Motors UK Group, Carrie was Chair of the Risk and Compliance Committee. Carrie is also Legal and Governance Director for Auxillias Limited, a niche law firm supporting clients with their consumer and business lending products to SMEs. Carrie is also a Non-Executive Director for an e-commerce and beverage start-up business and Governance and Policy Brand Ambassador for the Institute of Directors.

Michael Lucas

Founding Partner, Brave Within

Michael brings 25 years of hands-on experience in the field of governance, risk and assurance, supporting Boards, Audit Committees and Executive teams as they transform their business for a digital age. A specialist in Enterprise Risk Management, he is passionate about bringing risk and assurance to life – engaging business teams in a practical, straightforward and commercial conversation. Michael left the Big 4 to become the Head of Risk and Compliance at a FTSE 30 company. He has worked internationally with some of the world’s biggest organisations, as well as in support of IPOs, and was a lead examiner for the UK Institute of Risk Management. Most recently, he worked with client organisations to enhance risk management on digital transformation programmes; to respond to emerging climate regulation; to implement proportionate approaches to business continuity and resilience; and to establish improved cyber security capabilities.