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Governance Champion of the Year - Shortlist 2020

  • Julian Baddeley, Deputy Group Company Secretary & Corporate Counsel, Aviva plc 
  • Fiona Chalk, Governance Consultant & Trainer, Governance4FE
  • John Doherty, Senior Legal Analyst, Subsidiary Governance, Pramerica Systems Ireland Limited
  • Seamus Gillen, Director, Value Alpha Limited
  • Marie Livingstone, Society Secretary, The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland
  • Amanda Williams, Head of Strategic Change Approvals, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

A champion may be many things. They may be a visionary, someone who opens doors and creates ‘the new’. They may be an evangelist, inspiring and challenging others. Or they may be the person who lobbies, drives and pushes for recognition – for others, and their profession.

This award recognises those people in a governance setting. We want to hear about those members of the community whom you think deserve the title ‘champion’. Perhaps they lead by example, advocating and demonstrating through their behaviours the value of good governance. Or maybe they have the personal touch, bringing in new talent, nurturing and helping them to flourish. Perhaps, simply, they’re the people who won’t be ignored, who will make a noise and stand up for what’s right.

The judges are looking for nominees who demonstrate any or all of these qualities and more, and who make a significant and very positive impact in the governance arena. They are looking for evidence of why nominees are champions, and why in particular this is the year they should win an award.

The Chartered Governance Institute 2019 award winners

This is a new awards category for 2020