The purpose of corporate governance is to facilitate effective and prudent management to deliver the long-term success of an organisation. It is the system by which organisations are directed and controlled, with boards of directors being responsible for the governance of their organisations. So when an allegation relates to the conduct or behaviour of a board member, or a breach of the organisation's governance controls, it can have significant consequences for the individuals and the organisation. Our team of experienced investigators work with organisations to help navigate these highly sensitive situations and to determine the most appropriate means of investigation.
Corporate governance breaches predominantly occur when an individual deliberately breaches internal controls: in this case an internal disciplinary investigation may be the most appropriate means of investigation. However, breaches can also occur without intent in which case a root cause analysis review may be more appropriate to truly understand how it happened and how to prevent it from occurring again.