BBS Hons, GradDipBS, CA, CMInstD (NZ), MInstD (RSA)
Carl Bates is a global entrepreneur, speaker, author, mentor, director and dynamic thought leader. He is considered to be an international expert on business growth and the education and implementation of governance for SMEs and privately-held companies. Carl is an experienced chairman and independent director with great insight into the operation of companies and how they can create long-term value for shareholders and other stakeholders, inspire their teams and deliver effectively for clients. As founder and chief executive of Sirdar Global Group, he is world renowned for his practical understanding of governance and is constantly invited to share his knowledge and insight on the subject. Carl also has a Bachelor of Business Studies Honours (Accountancy) and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Finance). He is a chartered accountant and is a member of the Institute of Directors of both New Zealand and South Africa.