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Governance Professional of the Year

Oversight for effective governance is not just the work of the company secretary. Across all parts of the economy, dedicated individuals in a variety of roles are having a very positive impact on the governance of their organisations.

This award celebrates that achievement and recognizes those individuals who have made a positive and sustained contribution, who have gone above and beyond to encourage, support and raise awareness of good governance. They may have built powerful relationships with a variety of stakeholders, or taken on a high-profile project that had a materially positive impact, or demonstrated effective leadership in the achievement of departmental and organisational objectives.

This category is open to anyone in a governance role who isn’t a company secretary as such. Heads, or directors of governance would qualify, for example, as would trustees, non-executives and others whose work has a strong governance focus. The judges are particularly interested in individuals who can demonstrate an impressive range of achievements during the year.

2023 award winner

2023 Winners:

Kate Owen, Director of Governance, Elemental CoSec

Highly Commended:

Sarah Hollinsworth, Chief of Staff, Barclays Corporate Secretariat, Barclays PLC

2022 Winner:

Erika Eliasson-Norris FCG, Founder & CEO, Beyond Governance Limited

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