The EU Whistleblower Protection Directive will be enshrined into local law in each EU Member State, affecting virtually every company operating in the EU. With the Directive’s effective date of 17th December 2021 approaching fast, join this introductory webinar to discover the key requirements of the Directive – The Vital Few – and how they apply to your company, what you will need to do now in order to prepare for compliance and also what are the myths and common misperceptions of the Directive.
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Keith Read, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer and Independent Advisor
Keith Read is an energetic, determined and innovative Compliance and Ethics Director and a former winner of the Compliance Register's Best Compliance Officer award, and also won the Best Compliance Company award for BT; he was subsequently the subject of a major Daily Telegraph feature - 'Compliance and Science'.
Asha Palmer, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer & EVP, Converge, Convercent by OneTrust
Asha’s expertise lies in the areas of program development and enhancement, training and engagement, anti-bribery & corruption, risk assessments, and third-party management. She has developed and enhanced ethics & compliance programs for over 20 companies worldwide. As a former Assistant United States Attorney and litigator, Asha is passionate about training, engagement, and finding practical ways to embed ethics & compliance within businesses and with its leaders. Asha is also active in the ethics & compliance community, presenting in 2017, 2018 and 2019 at Compliance Week Europe and participating in the well-renowned Program for Corporate Compliance & Enforcement at New York University.
André Bywater - Partner at Cordery Compliance
André Bywater is a UK-qualified commercial lawyer with a focus on regulatory compliance, processes and investigations. He is based in London in the UK working for Cordery, a niche law firm solely dedicated to compliance issues, in particular in the privacy/data protection, anti-bribery & corruption, and modern slavery spheres. Speaking Up/Raising Concerns/Whistleblowing issues frequently feature in his work.