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Non-Executive Director Talks

The future of financial services

Be part of the conversation. Hear perspectives from across the globe in a virtual forum. Connect on relevant financial services topics.

PwC’s NED talks showcases how financial services leaders are looking beyond COVID-19, understanding the scope of changes underway, and being bold in responding to them. Although COVID-19 presents significant challenges for the future, other fundamental factors are shaping financial institutions significantly. Our virtual events will explore what non-executive directors and leadership teams need to understand, to secure their tomorrow, today.

Our events take the form of regular virtual dialogues hosted by PwC, and are tailored to cover industry-focused matters of topical relevance. These practical sessions are facilitated by local or global PwC subject matter experts, and NEDs in South Africa and abroad are called upon to lead these sessions periodically.

For more information on our PwC Financial Services NED initiatives, or to submit suggestions on relevant topics, contact Nicki Burley here.

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Libor transition

From awareness to action - what NEDs should be asking to ascertain how their business is responding to the change

Date: 8 February 2021

The topic covered reference rate reform and was an opportunity for interested NEDs to connect with PwC subject matter experts and discuss the role of a non-executive director in overseeing the organisation's transition to the new reference rates. John Garvey, PwC’s global Financial Services leader and Libor lead provided an overview of his observations around reference rate reform internationally. 

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Thinking through the possible economic consequences of COVID-19 for South Africa and businesses

Date: 15 April 2020

Our first virtual FS COVID-19 themed event covered our chief economist discussing the economic impact of the pandemic on the country, as well as across various segments of the economy, including the financial services industry. This would hopefully assist you with those difficult board discussions around understanding forecasts, including capital and liquidity requirements, and also in your considerations around how business models will need to change in a period post-COVID-19.

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Fit for crisis 

Date: 22 April 2020

This virtual FS COVID-19 themed event focused on your business being fit for crisis and beyond. We looked at what cost optimisation and productivity initiatives companies should consider in these uncertain times and, as a NED, what you should be talking to your board about, and some of the questions you should be asking.

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King considerations

Date: 9 July 2020

How are Boards adapting and changing along with the crisis and what can be learnt in order to better respond and evolve as the COVID-19 situation evolves? This virtual NED session presented by PwC’s Anton van Wyk (a member of the King Committee and Chairman of the Board Governance Forum on behalf of the IoD), covered the King Committee’s guidance specific to responsible leadership by NEDs, during this time. In this session, Anton explored how organisations can be guided through collaborative efforts and how NEDs need to leverage their experience and assist in applying seasoned judgement to help their organisations endure and recover from crisis.

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Nicki Burley

Nicki Burley

Senior Manager, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 4673