Corporate Governance Framework in Singapore


Course introduction

This workshop is suitable for practising and non-practising accountants, managers, business leaders, and investors to understand the corporate governance framework and its application to listed companies in Singapore.

Course Benefits

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to;

  • Understand the concept of corporate governance 
  • Understand the theory of corporate governance and its practical implications
  • Understand the revised Code of Corporate Governance and regulations on Corporate Governance

Target Audience

Accountants, Finance Managers, Directors and Investors who like to gain more insights on governance in a regulatory environment.

Course Outline

Introduction to corporate governance

  • Importance of corporate governance
  • Cases of failed corporate governance 
  • The role of accounting in corporate governance
Corporate governance – Theoretical Aspects
  • Agency theory 
  • Separation of ownership and control 
  • Stakeholder theory 
  • Stewardship theory
Corporate governance – Practical Aspects
  • Directors and board structure 
  • Director’s performance and remuneration
  • Role of audit committee, nomination committee and remuneration committee
  • Corporate governance indices and rankings
  • Case studies

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Dr. James Kwan

Dr. James Kwan is an accomplished consultant and adult educator with more than 20 years of experiences in training, lecturing, facilitation, consulting and coaching. An accountant by training, he has worked in finance, manufacturing, higher education, hotel and property development industries. He is currently an Independent Director of a property development company which is listed on SGX. He chairs the Nomination Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. He is an adjunct lecturer at Nanyang Business School, NTU, University of Newcastle (Singapore) and PSB Academy. He also provides career coaching at Lee Hecht Harrison and Nanyang Business School, NTU.

He conducted Singapore Qualification Programme (SQP) training for auditors from Big Four accounting firms such as PwC and KPMG. Currently, he is a consultant at Lee Hecht Harrison he provides career coaching and training on career transition related topics. He also conducts in-house training and public workshops in financial accounting/reporting, management accounting, corporate finance, corporate governance, and career transition with various training institutions such as CPA Australia, Trillion Training, Aventis Learning Group, Redshift Consultants, and Lee Hecht Harrison. His recent corporate clients include Pokka Corporation and Team Tankers.

James explains complex concepts using practical real-world examples and employs case studies to promote collaborative learning in his workshops. He constantly engages participants and a strong advocate of applied learning. His passion in the subject area and enthusiastic delivery have consistently rated highly by his participants.

• PhD (Finance), University of Western Australia
• Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Strathclyde
• MBA Investment & Finance, University of Hull
• Master of Business Research, University of Western Australia
• MSc Digital Education, Edinburgh University
• Bachelor of Accountancy, Nanyang Technological University

Professional Qualification/Certification:
• Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountant
• Fellow Certified Practising Accountant (FCPA), CPA Australia
• ASEAN Charted Professional Accountant
• Associate Management Accountant, Institute of Certified Management Accountants (Australia)
• Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)