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Director Development

Responsibilities of a Guernsey Director

Course details

Start Date

8 October 2024

CPD Points





Half day (09:00-12:30)


GTA University Centre

Course Overview

For those new to the role of a director or those working towards a directorship position. This course will cover roles and responsibilities of a director of a Guernsey company, including how to remain fit and proper and remain focused on the duties and risks associated with the role.

Course Content

The following areas will be covered:

  • Selection and appointment
  • Legal duties and responsibilities
  • Personal liabilities
  • The importance of corporate governance
  • Board effectiveness and evaluation
  • Directors and compliance
  • Training requirements
  • Succession planning
  • NEDs and their role
  • Resignations
  • Recent law enforcement cases

Course Benefits

Course benefits include:

  • Awareness of how a director should undertake their duties effectively and efficiently
  • An understanding of responsibilities and risks
  • Be equipped to meet statutory and regulatory obligations as a director
  • Be aware of the importance of compliance requirements

Next Steps

If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the ‘Book Course’ button to the right of this page and login or register for a user account to complete your booking(s). Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or call us on 01481 224570.

If no date is scheduled for this course at the present time please click on the ‘Register Interest’ button and login or register for a user account so that we can add you to our course interest register. This register allows us to contact our tutors and finalise dates for a course as soon as we have a few people who have expressed their interest, so the more delegates who register their interest, the sooner we can schedule a particular course.

Course Tutor

  • Mel Torode

    Mel Torode has over 20 years' experience in the fund administration industry in Guernsey specifically including private equity, property and mezzanine debt.

    Mel is an Independent Non-Executive Director with a portfolio of listed and private fund clients and is a director and founder of the Advisory Services Group, an independent business providing compliance, risk and regulatory, company secretarial, corporate governance, consultancy and training services to the regulated financial services industry, as well as the wider business community, public sector and start-ups, in the Channel Islands..

    During her career to date, Mel has worked at all levels of fund administration, from trainee to Managing Director, has founded, successfully grown and sold her own fund administration business, has worked in all sizes of company from 2 people to 100 people, has been part of owner-managed and large global operations and has established a varied portfolio of clients as a NED. Alongside administration, company secretarial and leadership positions, Mel has held roles as Compliance Officer and MLRO, as well as focusing consistently on corporate governance during her career.

Upcoming Courses

Some courses we run are scheduled based on demand. Please ensure you register your interest to ensure we know which courses you would like to attend.