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Dear Member,

For the past 25 years, SID has been championing good governance and uplifting the directorship profession. One way we have been doing so is by developing and delivering meaningful professional development programmes of high quality and impact.
As the Institute expands its remit to serve directors across a full spectrum of organisations, it is developing new programmes to address the varied learning needs of directors. Last month, the Subsidiary Board Director Fundamentals programme was launched to provide subsidiary board directors with an understanding of the unique governance issues in boards of subsidiary and joint venture companies. Book your place here, for the next run on 16 May 2023.

The Institute has also launched its flagship Board Readiness Programme, designed to equip leaders with the essential knowledge, skills and mindset to be board-ready. Check out the coverage the programme received in the Business Times  and on Channel NewsAsia.  

With the first run organised in collaboration with the Singapore Computer Society’s Women in Tech Chapter, and supported by the Infocomm Media Development Authority, the programme aims to strengthen the pipeline of board-ready women with tech and digital expertise. If you serve on a board that is looking to enhance its diversity as well as digital literacy, register your interest and be the first to engage with this cohort of board-ready directors.

The Institute is also intensifying its efforts to help directors stay current in areas such as ESG and Digital. In response to member demand, SID is now conducting bespoke board training programmes for members’ boards to help enhance their effectiveness. Later this year, we will be rolling out an accreditation framework that will communicate clearly the competencies required of accredited directors. Watch this space for more details!

SID has adopted the theme of #GovernanceForGood for our 25th anniversary. We believe that good governance enables organisations, people and society to thrive, and it is in our collective interest to keep pushing the bar higher. As we refresh our commitment to our mission, here are three ways you can help champion the cause:

  • Hone your skills as a director by committing to your own professional development (and give us feedback so we can continually improve).
  • Refer fellow board directors and leaders to join us as members and become part of the SID directorship community – there is strength in numbers.
  • Follow SID on LinkedIn and share our posts (or this newsletter!) to help amplify the importance of good governance.

As the adage goes, “if you want to go far, go together”. Join us, so together we can take good governance even further. 

Yours in directorship,

Su-Yen and Terence

P.S.  Save the date for the annual Golf Tournament (9 June 2023), SID Directors Conference (20 September 2023) and our inaugural Members’ Gala (30 November 2023).



SID-SCS Women In Tech Board Readiness Programme  
Empowering Women in Tech for Future-Ready Boards  

SID and Singapore Computer Society have launched the Women in Tech Board Readiness Programme to prepare women in leadership from the digital and technology industry for board appointments. The programme is supported by the Infocomm Media Development Authority and brings together more than 20 leading professional firms as knowledge partners. The holistic one-year curriculum covers director duties, corporate governance, financial literacy, risk strategy, digital knowledge, climate risk and human capital development.




Board Leadership in Sustainability 
24 March 2023

Understand how to activate a culture of sustainability from the boardroom. Learn what boards can do to support their executive team’s sustainability efforts, and why it is important to take ESG beyond compliance.
Megatrends Shaping the
Future of Boards 
30 March 2023

Find out why boards need to adopt a more “futurist” mindset to ensure their sustainability, and adapt their strategy to be at the forefront of emerging megatrends.



Complimentary Preview Session
30 March 2023

Join us to learn more about the programme, and how directors can be equipped with the relevant knowledge and skills to better navigate an increasingly complex business environment.
Nominating and Remuneration Committee and Talent Management  
    12 April 2023

Explore the role and responsibilities of the Nominating Committee in board and talent management, and the importance of aligning talent strategy with organisational strategy. 





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SID celebrates its 25th anniversary with a series of members-only events. This includes the first Members’ Gala Dinner on 30 November 2023, an evening of celebration where members are recognised for their contributions. Members will receive a special commemorative publication and access to complimentary events throughout the year, including four online current topic courses. Renew your membership now, to be on our special invitation list! For assistance, please contact [email protected].



From Small Government to Not Enough Government    

Not too long ago, it was conventional wisdom to champion “as little state 
intervention as possible” so that the market could truly flourish. The Covid 
pandemic has upended all that.
  Leadership in an Era of Constant Crisis  

Global disruptions and economic headwinds have created a complex, once-in-a-generation, competitive environment with significant variations across geographic areas and sectors. How can business leaders navigate this unprecedented complexity and mitigate the risks?


Tee-up for the first Golf Event of 2023  
16 March 2023 | 5.00pm – 7.00pm | 168 Robinson Road

Come by for an evening of indoor golf, food and drinks with fellow SID members. Take the opportunity to improve your golf technique, gain useful tips or just play a friendly game at the state-of-the art golf simulator bays. Players from the Singapore Golf Association will also be on hand to guide you on the virtual golf course. Don’t miss out as spaces are limited. 

Members Price: S$50.00 (incl. GST)




Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) Seminar
11 January 2023

 The highlights of the annual seminar organised by SID, ACRA and SGX were the sharing of insights by the regulators on upcoming changes to the reporting environment. Key speakers also updated on rules and regulations affecting company disclosures, tenure of independent directors, and climate reporting. Check out the ARC mini guide to get a quick overview of the updates and regulatory guidelines. And if you are keen to view the recording of the event, please indicate your interest here
  SID Committees Exchange
(Lo Hei Edition)
1 February 2023 

SID welcomed the Lunar New Year with a rousing get-together for its 100+ volunteer supporters at the SID Committee Members Exchange. Participants had a preview of the exciting calendar of activities and initiatives planned for the year, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of SID. 


BoardConnect Series : How to draft an Investment Policy Statement
Centre for Non-Profit Leadership
19 April 2023 | 2.00pm – 4.00pm | CNPL | Complimentary

Riding the Wave of Transformation
The Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore 
20 April 2023 | 8.00am – 5.45pm | Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo & Convention Centre
SID Members can enjoy savings using the Affiliate Member rate 


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