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MCCG Revision 2021: The Evolving Role of Company Secretaries

Cheryl Khor, ICDM Faculty & Fellow, Malaysia

The role of the Company Secretary has evolved from an administrative role to one which encompasses a much broader scope including acting as a ‘board advisor’ and taking on the responsibility for the organisation’s corporate governance. Through the Chairman, the Company Secretary plays an imperative role in driving good governance and ensuring the board and its committees function effectively and in accordance with their terms of reference and best practices. (MCCG, 2021)

Led by our experienced faculty Cheryl Khor, the 2-hour session will explore recent revisions that were introduced and provide better understanding on the key enhancements made, the role of the Company Secretary in the implementation of the updated and new best practices as well as key challenges that they might encounter during the transition.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe key enhancements made to MCCG 2021
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of a Company Secretary based on the current revision
  • Explore possible key challenges faced by the Company Secretaries during the transition

Target Audience

  • targeted but not limited to Company Secretaries, Senior Management, Corporate Consultants and Lawyers.
Virtual Classroom Format
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cheryl khor

ICDM Faculty & Fellow, Malaysia

Cheryl was a Partner, Malaysia Risk Advisory Leader & Head of Corporate Governance; and the Asia Pacific Accounting &; Internal Controls Leader at Deloitte Malaysia. She was also a board member and strategy committee member of Deloitte South East Asia. She has more than 20 years of experience covering financial, operational and internal audits as well as governance, controls and risk assessments for clients across a broad range of industries. Cheryl has previously facilitated ICDM’s bespoke programmes on topics such as Director’s Fiduciary Duties and Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance. Specifically, she has been involved in numerous process improvements, and controls transformation projects. An active media contributor and with a number of published papers, Cheryl is a familiar face in numerous panels, seminars, workshops and talks on good governance, and sustainability among others.

Cheryl has served large companies in a broad range of industry sectors including infrastructure, healthcare, construction, property development, asset management and consumer business. She also led and project managed various engagements in Internal audit, Corporate Governance, Board effectiveness and succession, Operational audits, IPOs, Due Diligence, Enterprise risk management, SOX 404 implementation, Business process review, controls transformation and review of policies.

She holds a Bachelor in Mathematics and is a member of the Malaysia Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and Malaysia Institute of Accountants (MIA).


Monday | 16 Aug 2021 (Facilitator: Cheryl Khor)

8.55am Introduction and Housekeeping
9.00am Key Features of the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (MCCG)
9.30am An overview of MCCG 2021 Revision – Four Focus Areas
10.00am Roles & responsibilities and possible key challenges faced by the Company Secretaries on the MCCG 2021 revision
10.45am The Launching of MCCG Test Kit by ICDM (A gap analysis with the latest MCCG 2021)
10.50am Summary and Q&A
11.00am End of Programme