Tom Morrison Essay Prize

Tom Morrison Essay Prize

Enter The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland's Tom Morrison Essay Prize which has been rewarding original thinking about key aspects of governance since 2016


About

The Tom Morrison Essay prize exists to encourage new thinking and recognise original approaches to governance.

Tom Morrison was an active member and ex-President of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland and a leading light in the Institute’s Registrar’s Group. A highly regarded and influential member of the share registration industry, Tom was an early supporter of the unique work of ShareGift. The charity instigated this competition after his death in 2014 and made a generous donation to The Chartered Secretaries’ Charitable Trust in order to establish it and fund the prizes.

This year's topic:

Climate change: the existential threat of the century. Discuss the opportunity for the governance professional to be a part of the solution.

Winners

First place

Tristan Weller

Tristan Weller

Tristan is a Corporate Governance Graduate at bp. Born in Australia and raised in Scotland, he studied International Relations at the University of St Andrews before completing his Master’s in International Development at the University of Edinburgh. He joined bp in September 2021 and currently works with the plc team, assisting with a range of governance matters including regulatory compliance and the dividend process. Alongside this, he is training to become a Chartered Governance Professional with his first exam in June. Outside of work he enjoys singing and running.

Read the essay here.


Runner-up

Tristan Weller

Stuart Riddick

Stuart is a Stewardship Analyst at abrdn plc, a global asset manager, and is responsible for supporting stewardship activities including company engagement, voting and policy. Before joining abrdn he held roles as a Senior Company Secretarial Assistant and as an Operations Manager in the charity sector. Stuart is a Chartered Governance Professional and became an Associate of The Chartered Governance Institute in 2021.

Read the essay here.


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