Commercial & Business, Guides

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

What is corporate governance?

Corporate governance is the general reference to all the issues facing directors and boards in directing and governing corporates. It is the systems, processes and rules within and by which a company is directed and controlled.


  • Introduction
  • Who can be a director?
  • Definitions
  • Performance and compliance
  • Benefits of incorporation
  • The constitution
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Procedural rules
  • Duties of directors
  • Conflict of interest
  • Reliance on managers and professional advisers
  • Solvency certificates
  • Accountability
  • Corporate insolvency
  • Receivership and liquidation
  • Accepting appointment as a director
  • Health and safety obligations
  • Where to from here?