It is my firm belief that every employee, in an organisation, has a part to play in ensuring effective corporate governance. I have quite deliberately introduced the qualifier ‘good’ into this article. Effective corporate governance does not, in and of itself, mean good corporate governance; good may well be implicit, but I have decided to make it explicit and use the ‘shorthand’ Good Governance. The word ‘corporate’ can also be somewhat misleading and some people may, mistakenly, conclude that corporate governance is a matter for large institutions, or organisations; good governance applies to all institutions and organisations. In a recent (June 2015) survey on Corporate Governance, over 40% of respondents were from SME’s.
The basic model of commercial aviation is a thin tube of highly pressurised metal being propelled at 600 miles per hour by inflammable fuel at 35,000 feet in all weathers at temperatures of -57 degrees. So have you ever wondered how aviation got to be one of the safest forms of transport, despite being inherently full of such potentially catastrophic risks?