The Chartered Governance Institute - West Midlands

West Midlands

Get to know the West Midlands committee

Meet the team

The Chartered Governance Institute maintains a presence in the West Midlands through its local branch committee. The local branch strives to enhance the presence of the Institute within Birmingham and the West Midlands, 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.

If you are interested in joining the branch committee, then please see our person specification here.

Meet your branch committee

Helen Higginbotham, FCG

Helen Higginbotham, FCG, Branch Chair

Helen is co-chair of the committee. Helen is a corporate solicitor at Harrison Clark Rickerbys with over 10 years' experience, and is head of the due diligence team advising clients on areas of risk. She is a Fellow of the Institute and a Governor of the West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust. Helen provides training on company secretarial matters and is enthusiastic about governance!

In her spare time, Helen enjoys learning British Sign Language and walks in the countryside with her two dogs.

Tom Proverbs-Garbett

Tom Proverbs-Garbett, FCG, Secretary and Member of the Events Sub-Committee

Tom is the secretary of the WM Branch. He’s a corporate lawyer at Pinsent Masons LLP and a Fellow of the Institute. Having been an M&A lawyer for 10 years, his practice now focusses on corporate governance matters and issues surrounding directors' duties. One way or another, it’s Tom who will welcome you to our events!

Jagdish Kaur, Student Champion

Jagdish Kaur, Member of the Students Sub-Committee and is the Student Champion

Jag graduated with a BA Honours degree in Law in 2015 and qualified as an Associate member in 2021.

Jag currently works as a Senior Company Secretarial Assistant in the Subsidiary Governance team at The Phoenix Group.

Jag became a committee member and the Student Champion of the WM Branch in 2018.

In her spare time, Jag enjoys reading poetry and practising Krav Maga.

Nicola Rees

Nicola Rees, Member of the Events Sub-Committee

Nicola is an enthusiastic member of the committee who looks forward to welcoming you to our events!

Contact the West Midlands 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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