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 


Charlotte Maybury ACG, Branch Co-Chair

Charlotte Maybury ACG, Branch Co-Chair

Charlotte is a Chartered Secretary with 8 years of company secretarial experience, most recently joining Nationwide in January 2020. Previously Charlotte worked for Zurich, and started her career in the NHS. Charlotte is passionate about inclusion and diversity and has been driving awareness through her role as Inclusion, Diversity and Wellbeing Strategic Partner for the Legal and Secretariat team at Nationwide. Charlotte has a first-class Law degree from the University of Southampton and is an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute. Charlotte lives in rural Oxfordshire with her husband and two children.


Maria Willis, Branch Co-Chair

Olivia O'Kane GradCG, Branch Co-Chair

Bio coming soon


Yvonne Fisher, Co-Secretary

Yvonne Fisher, Co-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.


Pauline Gillard, Co-Secretary

Pauline Gillard, Co-Secretary

A qualified solicitor and Affiliate member of ICSA, Pauline possesses substantial experience of Companies Act compliance and company secretarial work for trading, charitable, and not for profit organisations. Having worked as a professional support solicitor for a number of years she enjoys legal research, writing information sheets and briefing papers. She also has experience of a range of corporate transactions.


Committee Members

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

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