The way your company is controlled by its executive management / board is a important balancing act between interests of your various stakeholders, which include your management, shareholders, customers, suppliers, financiers, the community in which you operate, and government.
Compliance with all business-applicable aspects of international best practice, as incorporated in the King Report on Corporate Governance (a requirement for all JSE-listed companies on an apply or explain basis), as well as ensuring compliance with best practice and implementation of the recommendations of the Code of Corporate Practices and Conduct.
As a result of our membership of locals and international corporate governance committees, we are able to keep our clients well informed on governance processes. We offer a straightforward approach, delivering direct business benefits without creating further layers of burdensome controls.
Statucor provides a comprehensive list of Board Support services:
Statucor’s own directors fulfil the role of Company Secretary for several of our clients, including JSE-listed companies, public unlisted companies and various private companies. In this capacity we offer decades of related experience and insight, supported by our in-house team of legal professionals and consultants.
We assist companies in drafting board charters and sub-committee terms of reference – or we can simply review and advise on any existing charters and policies. A charter is a critical governance and reference tool, without which no board or committee can function properly. It stipulates the terms of reference of the body concerned by encompassing its procedures, limits of authority, mandate and role and function.
It is imperative for boards and sub-committees to do proper planning and to ensure that all matters in their charters and terms of reference are addressed. With this in mind, we assist in compiling the annual board calendar (noting meeting dates and other important dates), as well as the associated work plans. We also assist in setting the agendas for each meeting.
Our consultants attend all board and/or sub-committee meetings to advise the members on meeting procedures and implications of decisions or necessary resolutions pertaining to decisions made at the meeting.
We identify required actions resulting from meetings, along with the responsible people and due dates. Lists are distributed to the relevant people and we flag, remind and follow up on tasks on completion. Updated action lists are provided for feedback purposes at the next meetings.
We assist the chairman in compiling an induction plan for new directors and we provide director induction and training on the Companies Act 2008 and provisions of the King III Report.
Our team of experts is well placed to provide you with advice, guidance and opinions on any matter relating to your corporate governance requirements. Our team stays abreast of current affairs and new developments in the field of corporate governance, and we deliver practical, workable solutions.
Our team will audit the governance structures in place for the board and board committees, including a review of their constitution and structure. We will advise you on best practice, while keeping your company culture and required outputs in mind.
The purpose of a board evaluation is to identify matters of concern and to highlight areas for improvement in the leadership structure of a company. With improvement comes sustainability, which is the key to ensuring optimal long-term shareholder value. If a board is aware of its own strengths and weaknesses, it is better equipped to maximise the company’s opportunities and minimise the impact of threats to it. King III suggests an annual board evaluation conducted by the chairman of the board or outsourced to a third party. Statucor can assist the chairman to conduct the review or handle the evaluation as the outsourced third party.
Statucor has partnered with leading technology providers to provide our clients with a greener, more convenient alternative to the traditional printed pack. The use of tablet-friendly electronic board packs ensures efficient meetings, with easy access to a secure room in the Cloud, where all supporting and background documents can be stored and retrieved.
We are able to assist you in the project management of compiling and distributing your annual reports. This includes the drafting of related notices, with the necessary resolutions that are to be tabled at your AGM.
In collaboration with our design partners, we receive, proofread and structure the content of the report, after which the designers see to the publication’s look and feel. We are able to assist you in providing the annual report in an electronic or printed format with various costing options.
We act as scrutineers at small or medium-sized annual general meetings or special general meetings, where we:
We offer meeting facilities for up to 30 people per venue in Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. Each of these venues is fully serviced, including video conferencing capabilities.