Governance professionals and corporate disclosure celebrated at ICSA Awards

London, 30 November 2016 – ICSA: The Governance Institute has recognised the talent, hard work and dedication of professionals working in governance at its annual awards ceremony, which took place at the Park Lane Hilton in London last night. Significant achievements in transparent corporate reporting were also recognised, with FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies competing for recognition.  

The big winners on the night were as follows:

  • Governance Professional of the Year: Chris Logan, Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
  • Governance Project of the Year: Tideway
  • Company Secretary of the Year: Lorna McMillan, CYBG plc
  • Company Secretary Team of the Year: National Grid plc
  • The One to Watch: Shaylea Rowlett, Roche
  • Service Provider of the Year: Bridgehouse Company Secretaries Ltd
  • Outstanding Achievement Award: Richard Carter, Director, Rail Strategy and Security, Department for Transport
  • Outstanding Achievement Award: Julia Unwin, Chief Executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
  • Annual Report of the Year (FTSE 100): ARM Holdings plc
  • Annual Report of the Year (FTSE 250): Berendsen plc
  • Annual Report of the Year (Small Cap and AIM): Premier Foods plc
  • Risk Disclosure of the Year: Serco Group plc
  • Audit Disclosure of the Year: Vodafone Group plc
  • Board Disclosure of the Year: Man Group plc
  • Sustainability Disclosure of the Year: Unilever plc
  • Remuneration Report of the Year: Berendsen plc
  • Strategic Report of the Year: Marks and Spencer Group plc
  • Best Investor Engagement Award: Legal & General Investment Management

“For every well-publicised governance failure there are thousands more companies and organisations demonstrating good, high quality governance. This is in large part down to the hard work of our members and other governance professionals and we feel that it is important to draw attention to their successes as these far outnumber the failures,” says Simon Osborne, Chief Executive of ICSA: The Governance Institute. “As the Government’s new consultation on corporate governance makes clear, businesses need to be more transparent about issues such as executive remuneration. Governance professionals have a major role to play in this. Our awards have highlighted the importance of good corporate disclosure for many years and it is important that we recognise the fine efforts that are being made across all sectors.” 

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Notes to Editors: 

  1. ICSA: The Governance Institute is the professional body for governance. We have members in all sectors and are required by our Royal Charter to lead ‘effective governance and efficient administration of commerce, industry and public affairs’. With 125 years’ experience, we work with regulators and policy makers to champion high standards of governance and provide qualifications, training and guidance.
  2. ICSA’s awards ceremony is the largest event of its kind in the UK and recognises innovation and excellence in governance, company secretarial practice and corporate disclosure. Full details of the ICSA Awards 2016 can be found at
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