Board effectiveness, the board-management relationship, fraud, and Israel-Gaza

European Growth Audit NetworkMay 2024

On April 9, 2024, members of the European Growth Audit Network (EGAN) met in Madrid for the following discussions:

  • An effective board: considerations for high-growth companies with Patrick Dunne OBE, chair, Boardelta; chair, Royal Voluntary Service; and chair, Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA)
  • Building a strong board-management relationship with European Audit Committee Leadership Network (EACLN) members Liz Hewitt, audit committee chair, Glencore and Nathalie Rachou, audit committee chair, Veolia
  • Combating corporate fraud: governance over fraud risk in high-growth companies with Sarah-Jane Boulos, partner, ESG lead, forensics and integrity services, EY

On April 10, EGAN members joined the European Audit Committee Leadership Network (EACLN) for a series of optional further discussions:[i]

  • Israel, Gaza, and the outlook for business with Ronen Koehler, former IDF submarine captain, currently advisor to CEOs of Israeli technology companies
  • Discussion on proposals to enhance auditor procedures on fraud with Jasper van den Hout, Director, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB)

[i] These were optional sessions on the morning of April 10 with members of the European Growth Audit Network and European Audit Committee Leadership Network.