Corporate Governance – Rules or Regulations?

Professional Development


CG has evolved considerably since 1992 and the module looks at the developments since then. In addition, several pieces of legislation have been passed to support CG which shows there are that there are differing ways of addressing the problems which Corporate Governance throws up.

There is an interview with Sir James Wates – the author of the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies.

Session content

  • The evolution of Corporate Governance since 1992
  • Differences of approach to Corporate Governance – rules, regulations or hybrid?
  • An appreciation of the key set of codes and accompanying legislation
  • An understanding of the Wates Principles and a perspective on CG by Sir James Wates

Learning outcomes

Having attended this course, delegates will:

  • Gain a perspective of the rules and regulatory approach to the issues of CG.
  • Have an understanding of the key aspects of the UK Code as well as the Sarbanes Oxley Act
  • And the effectiveness of the differing approaches
  • Gain considerable insight from the Chair of one of the UK’s largest private companies and the CG challenges they face.

Suitable For

Those working in financial and professional services in a senior capacity – Non-Executive Directors, Executive Directors, Senior Managers, Senior Governance Professionals, Company Secretaries – as well as those looking to build a better appreciation of the demands placed on directors and boards in the dispatch of their legal, contractual and fiduciary duties.

Always Available
1 CPD hours
1 hour
Jersey / Guernsey / Mauritius / Cayman Islands / Switzerland / United Kingdom / Isle of Man / British Virgin Islands / Luxembourg / International / Ireland
A CPD certificate will be issued to delegates

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GBP 75 per licence




Expert video interview with
Sir James Wates

Sir James has worked in construction his entire life, and is Chairman of the Wates Group. In 2017, he was invited by the Government to lead the development of corporate principles for large private companies. The resulting code – now known as the Wates Principles – provides a framework to help companies to meet legal requirements while promoting long-term success. The Wates Principles encourage these companies to adopt a set of key behaviours to secure trust and confidence among stakeholders and benefit the economy and society in general.



Why choose BPP?

Real world application

BPP’s Corporate Governance programme has been designed to enhance your technical knowledge through the use of real-life examples, real-world corporate scandals, impacts and outcomes, interviews with individuals operating in the sector, and practical application.

Market-leading online delivery

Courses are delivered to your employees using our bespoke learning management system, the Hub. It is a self-contained system in which your employees can access the pre-recorded content, mark it as complete, or revisit and recap for up to 12 months.

A fully supportive environment

BPP provide high-quality learning, support and structure with the freedom for you to study in your own time from your home, the office or wherever you happen to be. Our tutors are experienced professionals who have been specifically recruited for their industry experience and passion for training.