The IMMAF Board will be taking part in a training session this week on Good Governance in line with the organisation’s commitment to integrity in sport.
The IMMAF already stands as an Early Adopter of the Sport Integrity Global Alliance ‘Universal Standards’ that sees it open to independent auditing and a rating of its compliance to good governance, integrity and financial integrity via the SIGA Independent Rating and Verification System (SIRVS).
The Good Governance training session will take a practical approach to the following topics:
- What is governance?
- Why it’s important
- The risks of poor governance
- Areas to consider for good governance
The session will be conducted by independent consultant and Chairman of Netball Northern Ireland, Geoff Wilson, who has long experience in working with sports and governmental organisations including FIBA, UEFA, AFC & FIFA and a range of international football associations.
Ahead of the training, Wilson elaborated:
“I currently work with several global sporting organisations on strategic planning and governance activity. It is the sporting organisations with strong strategic and governance plans that are successful. IMMAF is to be commended for its focus on this important subject. The Federation has been very active in the last number of years and I look forward to working with the Board to ensure that MMA is a leading sport in the area of governance.”
Highlighting the high value he places on governance standards, IMMAF’s CEO Densign White commented:
“Good governance is essential. The COVID 19 global lockdown gives us time to stand back and take a hard look at ourselves and to evaluate our performance in critical governance areas. Board training has been on my radar for some time but has been difficult to fit it in with all the demands on individual board members in ordinary times. I am grateful for this opportunity that arose a few weeks ago, when Geoff Wilson for offered his time and expertise to concentrate our focus on this important area.”