The Chartered Governance Institute - North West of England

North West of England

Get to know the North West of England committee


Meet the team

The Chartered Governance Institute maintains a presence in North West England through its local branch committee. The local branch strives to enhance the presence of the Institute within the North West of England and North Wales, to support members and students throughout their careers and study programmes, as qualified or aspiring governance professionals. If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact us.

Meet your branch committee

Claire Blackburn FCG, Branch Chair

Claire Blackburn FCG, Branch Chair

Claire is a Fellow of the Institute and is currently Director of Governance Services at Indigo Independent Governance. Claire supports a wide range of organisations and boards with their corporate governance and company secretarial needs. Claire is passionate about promoting good governance, in particular the importance of diversity and inclusion at the board level and throughout an organisation.

Recently, Claire contributed to researching and writing a section of the 2020 Hampton Alexander Report, looking at the talent pool of females within FTSE 350 companies. Claire joined the Indigo team in July 2021, having previously led the UK Company Secretarial team at KPMG. Prior to joining KPMG, Claire was a senior member of the company secretarial team at Eversheds Sutherland, responsible for transactional support services.


Christopher Barrow, Student Representative

Christopher Barrow, Student Champion


Contact the North West branch

For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

For branch support and event queries please contact the branch support team:

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