Corporate Governace in the time of COVID-19

25 Aug 2020 10:00 am


Does your senior management team have the skills and resources to lead your organisation to success in the current and emerging economic climate? Do they understand the importance of leading with sustainability, corporate citizenship and stakeholder inclusivity at the forefront of their decision-making processes?

Join corporate governance and sustainability expert Cathie Lewis as she unpacks a practical approach to the roles and responsibilities that key decision makers need to play in creating sustainability for their organisations during and post COVID-19. Attention will be paid to how leadership teams can play an important part in rebuilding the economy and ensuring organisational success through the enforcement and proper understanding of corporate governance within their organisations.

The webinar will cover:

  • Corporate governance and the implementation of the King IV report
  • How South African corporates are responding to COVID-19
  • Actions individual leaders and managers can take in response to COVID-19, including fiduciary duties and remote working practices
  • How organisations can support management in ensuring responsible leadership and a responsive company culture

Cathie Lewis


Shortly after obtaining her qualification in Law, Cathie lectured in law which she discovered she loved, and later went into private practice. After completing her articles, she she qualified as an attorney and conveyancer and naturally this led to her starting her own firm. From private law, Cathie moved into the corporate world, where she worked as head of legal services at a steel company before moving to Durban to join Grindrod. She has described her job as being the ‘perfect job’ because she gets to make sure that the board meets their legal and regulatory obligations. Her responsibilities also extended to the company's conscience when it comes to ensuring corporate integrity matters more than short-term profits. Cathie is also one of the authors who contribute to the online legal guidance tool from LexisNexis, Practical Guidance, as one of the authors for the Corporate Governance Practice area.