The Chartered Governance Institute - South West

South West of England

Get to know the South West branch committee

Meet the team

The Chartered Governance Institute maintains a presence in the South West of England through its local branch committee. The local branch strives to enhance the presence of the Institute within Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, South Wales, and Gloucestershire, 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 

Ann Blundell FCG, Branch Co-Chair

Ann Blundell FCG, Branch Co-Chair

I have spent the majority of my working life in Financial Services - banking, fund administration, captive insurance, insurance - and currently with The Openwork Partnership. The last 16 years I’ve focussed on company secretarial and governance roles; over that time have met some interesting characters!  Outside of work, massive rugby fan and worked for a few years at Twickenham.

April James, Branch Co-Chair

April James, Branch Co-Chair

April is in the process of undertaking the Institute's Qualifying Programme and is currently Trainee Company Secretary at Hargreaves Lansdown. She has 5 years of previous governance experience in the charity sector as well as voluntary governance experience with several local charities. She lives in Swindon.

Yvonne Fisher, Co-Secretary

Yvonne Fisher, Secretary

Yvonne has worked at Nationwide Building Society for 5 years and previously held a number of roles with financial services institutions in the City of London. She now lives in Wiltshire but is originally from Essex.

Committee Members

  • April James - Student Champion
  • Ann Blundell FCG - Committee Member
  • Emma Lamb ACG - Commitee Member

Contact the South West branch

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

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