Role of the Board

Professional Development


This course looks at what the Channel Islands are doing in the areas of Corporate Governance and regulation. It will also consider the main theories for the role of boards and how they are applied, as well as descriptions of the main committees that the UK Code now requires. The case study looks at CG failings in the collapse of Enron.

Session content

  • The Channel Islands’ approach to regulation and corporate governance
  • 6 Board role theories
  • 4 Board role applications and practices
  • What the UK governance code says about board committees
  • Case study: Enron – failings at so many levels

Learning outcomes

Having completed this course, delegates will:

  • Appreciate the way some offshore centres are adapting to the CG challenges
  • Understand the main theories of the role of Boards in large companies and their various committees
  • Learn how failure can occur when good CG is abandoned as in the case of ENRON

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

Purchase licences

GBP 75 per licence




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.