By Stephen Simmonds (Independent Lead Consultant - Integrated Management Systems: CGF Research Institute) and peer reviewed by Terrance M. Booysen (Director: CGF Research Institute)
The number of management systems has risen dramatically in recent years, reflecting the increasing governance demands being placed on more and more organisations and their boards, and especially so in the wake of a myriad of governance scandals and corporate collapses locally and abroad.
We are excited to announce the signing of a Strategic Alliance Agreement with JGL Forensic Services (Pty) Ltd, which was concluded with CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd earlier this month. The alliance between the two companies presents unique opportunities for CGF and JGL, and through this partnership, their respective clients are expected to gain better and deeper insights of their business risk operations which enhances future growth and sustainability.
Stephen (‘Steve’) Simmonds has been a familiar face and friend of CGF for a number of years, and our association started in early 2015 when he and some of his work colleagues from Metrix Software Solutions attended governance training hosted by CGF. And so a few years later, we are delighted to welcome Steve as the newest member to join our team of Lead Independent Consultants.
By Glen Talbot(CA)SA, Travers Cape (CA)SA and peer viewed by Jené Palmer CA(SA): CGF Lead Independent Consultants
If we have both internal and external auditors, we have combined assurance, right? Wrong!
For the board of directors to claim that they have discharged their obligations to implement a Combined Assurance Model requires much more than just the appointment of internal and external auditors.