2021 Central Bank Board: Good Governance, Resilience and Enhanced Performance

Central Bank Board: Good Governance, Resilience and Enhanced Performance

Central Bank Board: Good Governance, Resilience and Enhanced Performance

September 13 - 16

Chair: John Jussup, former General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Bank of Canada

  • What are the key attributes of effective leadership in a modern central bank?
  • Why is diversity, inclusion and equality important for central banks mandates and leadership?
  • How can central bank leaders ensure their institutions become more resilient against internal threats and external disruptions?
  • And what support and contribution should executive and oversight boards be ready to deliver in this regard?

In 2021, central banks thought their agendas would be shaped by two global forces: technological innovation and environmental and social governance (ESG) objectives. In both instances, central bankers increasingly recognise the role of their institutions as leaders and exemplars, both at home and on the international stage. Yet they must also prepare to tackle market disruptions and the threats of increasing geopolitical and financial instability in which we have now seen in 2020- 2021 due to Covid-19. In this challenging environment, central bank leaders need to be able to incorporate an understanding of diversity, fintech and climate risk into their existing mandate portfolio, while effectively maintaining and upholding the hard-won reputation and independence of central banks.

This course, “Central Bank Board: Good Governance, Resilience and Enhanced Performance” is designed to equip central banker leaders to meet these challenges.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the training course, participants will have gained new knowledge and a more comprehensive understanding of:

  • Effective environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives
  • Cyber risk and disruptive technology
  • How to demonstrate good governance through communication
  • The boards role in a crisis situation
  • Overseeing central bank performance
  • Governance, legal structure and operational risk
  • The role of the secretary of the board
  • The important of diversity, inclusion and equality for central banks leadership and mandates

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John Jussup

Former General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Bank of Canada

John Jussup was general counsel and secretary of the Bank of Canada, from 2009 until July 2012. Prior to joining the central bank, he was senior vice-president, chief legal officer & secretary of Cognos Inc., one of Canada’s leading software companies, from 1993 until its acquisition by IBM in 2008. Before joining Cognos, Mr Jussup held increasingly senior in-house counsel and secretarial positions in the mining, medical diagnostics and finance industries. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada and from Queen’ University, in Kingston, Canada (LLB). He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1979. He was a recipient of the Canadian General Counsel of the Year Award in 2005 in recognition of his achievements corporate governance. He currently sits on a number of boards and consults in the areas of in corporate secretarial and in-house legal practice.