Managing Risk through Your Governance Framework: Strategies for Effective Oversight



In this hour long webinar our panel of specialists and governance professionals discussed the simplification of governance processes and use of technology to benefit your organisation.

During the webinar, we covered:

  • Identifying complexities for governance professionals
  • Strategies for simplifying governance processes
  • The use of technology to automate and streamline your governance
  • A real-life example of effective governance frameworks



David Gracie, Director and Co-owner, Indigo Governance

David joined Indigo as Director and co-owner in June 2021. David performs the role of Company Secretary for both listed and private companies, covering all core duties including board support and corporate activity, and takes the lead on a range of governance projects including the Annual Report and Accounts. Prior to joining Indigo, David was at KPMG where he had led the Global Company Secretarial division since 2016, and had previously spent 17 years at Makinson Cowell providing corporate governance and investor relations advice to FTSE 350 boards. David is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute, having qualified as a company secretary in 2005, and is also a Trustee of the Mulberry Schools Trust, a multi-academy trust based in East London

Maria Willis, Head of Secretariat, Hargreaves Lansdown plc

Maria is Head of Secretariat at Hargreaves Lansdown plc, a FTSE 250 financial services company based in Bristol. A fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute, Maria has worked in company secretarial roles for over 20 years, ranging from a property company to an international engineering consultancy. She previously worked for Nationwide Building Society where she held roles in the Secretariat and Risk functions, latterly supporting the Chief Risk Officer directly. Maria is Company Secretary to two regulated subsidiaries within the HL plc group and is Secretary to the Executive Risk and Board Risk Committees. She has a BA Honours from Stirling University where she studied Business Studies and Japanese.

Josh Palmer, Head of Content and Research, OnBoard

Josh Palmer leads Content and Research operations for OnBoard. Palmer has more than 15 years of content development and research experience across multiple industries including home improvement, health care, SaaS and software license management, municipal governments, and board governance.

Laura McNeil, Deputy Company Secretary, JD Sports Fashion PLC

Bio coming soon


At OnBoard, we believe board meetings should be informed, effective, and uncomplicated. That’s why we give boards and leadership teams an elegant solution that simplifies governance. Launched in 2011, today, OnBoard serves as the board intelligence platform for more than 2,000 organisations and their 12,000 boards and committees in 32 countries worldwide. With customers in higher education, not-for-profits, healthcare systems, government, and corporate enterprise business, OnBoard is the leading board management provider.


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