South West Governance Careers Panel

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2024
Venue: Online via Teams
Start: 5:00pm
End: 6:00pm

Join the SW branch as we hear from four governance professionals and the myriad routes on their journeys to become Chartered Company Secretaries.

Hosted by branch Co-Chair Ann Blundell FCG, this panel event will comprise of an introduction to the panel, a 40 minute discussion and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions at the end of the session.


Thelma Freeman – Deputy Secretary, Nationwide Building Society

Thelma Freeman is a Deputy Secretary at Nationwide Building Society.  Thelma is a qualified solicitor and chartered secretary.  Thelma originally trained and worked in private practice specialising in litigation.  After moving in house, she has performed a series of roles culminating in a role within secretariat.  Over the last 5 years Thelma has worked in secretariat at a senior level, during which time she has undertaken fast track qualification with the CGI.

Prasanjit Kumar – Senior Associate – Global Entitly Governance, Vistra

Prasanjit Kumar is a qualified Company Secretary from India with over 10 years’ experience working with listed and private entities. He restarted his career in the UK after pursuing a Masters degree in the UK and is looking to grow career in the UK and International Corporate Governance scenario.

Jayne Meacham – Company Secretary, Auction Technology Group plc

Jayne Meecham is Company Secretary of FTSE 250 listed Auction Technology Group plc, which successfully IPOd in 2021.  A Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute, Jayne has first-hand experience of the transferability of the CoSec role, having worked for a number of very different companies over three decades, both in-house and in professional services.  These include corporate service providers Link Company Matters and Vistra, and in-house at St. James’s Place plc, Lloyds Banking Group, Zurich and Segro, demonstrating her broad company secretarial and corporate governance experience spanning many sectors.

Victoria Orme - Deputy Company Secretary, Hargreaves Lansdown

Victoria Orme is currently Deputy Company Secretary at Hargreaves Lansdown plc with over 10 years’ experience of company secretary and governance roles at a senior level. Victoria started her career in the civil service but has also worked in the charity sector and financial services.

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