The Chartered Governance Institute - South East of England

South East of England

Get to know the South East branch committee

Meet the team

The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland maintains a presence in the South East of England through its local branch committee. The local branch strives to enhance the presence of the Institute within Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Sussex, West and South London and Kent, to support members and students throughout their careers and study programmes, as qualified or aspiring governance professionals. If you're interested in joining the committee, contact us.

Meet your branch committee

Paul Johnston ACG, South East Branch Chair

Paul Johnston ACG, Branch Chair

Associate member of the CGI with nearly fifteen years’ company secretarial experience in both the private and charity sectors.

I work at ONE Advisory Limited in a senior role, working to support clients with all their governance and compliance requirements.

I have a particular interest in ESG factors and have been a speaker at CGI and London Stock Exchange events, including the CGI ESG Conference in 2023, on corporate governance matters. I am appointed as the company secretary on a voluntary basis for an international climate think tank, and separately for a national charity aimed at improving waterways for London and the surrounding areas for people and wildlife.

Outside of work, I am trying to cling on to my youth by doing various triathlons and long-distance cycle rides. I also love music and play the piano (well) and the guitar (badly).

Sophie Lane, Solicitor, ACG, South Coast Regional Representative

Sophie Lane, Solicitor, ACG, South Coast Regional Representative

Sophie is a solicitor and associate member of the CGI with over 10 years Company Secretarial and Governance experience gained at law firms, professional financial services, and the Insurance industry.

Sophie is the Deputy Company Secretary at Ageas UK, supports the Board and Board Committees and is committed to ensuring the implementation of governance best practice across the business.

Outside of work Sophie enjoys all things outdoors – particularly walking and anything involving the sea.

Susie Lamb ACG, South Coast Regional Representative

Susie Lamb ACG, South Coast Regional Representative

Susie is an Associate member of the CGI with 7 years of company secretarial experience. She completed the LLM in Corporate Governance and Law at the University of Portsmouth in 2016 and began working for Ageas UK shortly afterwards where she is currently Assistant Company Secretary. Susie is focused on championing and implementing governance best practice across the business, providing practical support to numerous committees and ensuring compliance with regulatory and statutory obligations.

Outside of work Susie can be fund getting her cold water fix in various lakes, rivers and seas!

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