The 2010s witnessed a drastic growth of economic prosperity around the globe but at the same time, we also see the mushrooming of accounting scandals and corporate failures arising from unsustainable growth. Effective corporate governance therefore becomes vital in addressing this agency problem and ensuring effective management of businesses to maximise the values of shareholders and other stakeholders. The Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (MCCG) introduced in 2000, with latest updates in 2021, has been a significant tool for corporate governance reform and has influenced corporate governance practices of companies positively.
This webinar presents a conceptual and practical perspective to managing and reporting corporate governance practices for businesses. It seeks to help participants:
Evaluate the basic concepts and practices of corporate governance
Assess the MCCG management framework and reporting requirements
Review and reflect on your role in an organisation for corporate governance management and reporting
Agency relationships, scandals, and corporate governance
The Malaysian Code of Corporate Governance framework and key elements
Dr Lau is Associate Professor of Accounting with the Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia. He has more than 25 years of practical experience in financial accounting and corporate reporting, corporate finance, banking management, financial management, investments, academic administration, lecturing, corporate training and consultation work.
He conducts training, lectures, and seminars for inhouse corporate clients as well as public courses in IFRS/MFRS/MPERS/MPSAS, sustainability reporting, fraudulent financial reporting and ethical consideration, etc. Dr Lau lectures the bachelor’s degree programmes, MBA, MSc Professional Accountancy, Master of Finance, ACCA, CFA, and ICAEW; and supervises master's and PhD students in their research projects. His research papers have been published in journals and presented in national as well as international conferences. He served as a member of the Issues Committee of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) from 2008 to 2013. He is also a member of the ACCA Malaysia Advisory Committee since 2019