Corporate Reporting, Remuneration and External Audit

Professional Development


There is a close relationship between corporate reporting and corporate governance. The evolution of this relationship is examined. To understand this further an appreciation of the role of the audit committee is needed.

There is an interview with a former Chair of a FTSE 100 Company who talks about some of the issues he encountered with Corporate Governance.

Session content

  • What is now expected from corporate reporting
  • The role of the auditor in Corporate Governance
  • Defining the Expectation Gap 
  • Detailed function of Audit Committees – where they get it right and where it can go wrong
  • Interview with John Whybrow former head of Phillips Europe and former Chair of FTSE 100 company Wolseley PLC (now Ferguson PLC)

Learning outcomes

Having completed this course, delegates will:

  • Contextualise the relationship between reporting and the audit committee in large companies.
  • Understand some of the problems auditors face
  • And appreciate some of the problems audit committees 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.

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1 CPD hours
1 hour
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A CPD certificate will be issued to delegates

Purchase licences

GBP 75 per licence




Expert video interview with
John Whybrow

John’s career has been in the high technology sector. He was CEO of Phillips Europe responsible for over 250,000 employees. In his non-executive career, he was chair of semi-conductor company CSR PLC, the FTSE 250 company AZ Electronics as well as the chair of the FTSE 100 Wolseley PLC (now called Ferguson PLC) which is one of world’s largest building supplies companies with extensive operations in both Europe and the USA. He has seen considerable changes in the way large organisations are now governed. His extensive governance experience also extends to the charitable sector.



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.