At The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland we select from the very best speakers in their fields, with years of real-world experience, and we work hard with them to develop programmes and course materials of the highest quality.
You can read more about our current trainers by following the links below.
Andrew is a Partner of The Mentor Partnership, a consultancy specialising in company secretarial practice, publishing and training. Read more
Anna is a chartered secretary and for the past six years worked as Deputy Company Secretary & Governance Manager at Ark Schools, one of the UK's leading academy networks. Anna joined initially to support Ark’s 300+ school governors, before switching to focus on board, committee and company secretarial activities across the trust and parent charity. Anna now delivers advisory support to a range of charities and academy trusts and is governance professional at Reach Academy Feltham and Kensington Aldridge Academy. Read more
Emma is Founder and Lead Consultant at The Constant Group, an education governance consultancy specialising in academy trust governance. Emma has 20+ years’ experience working in school governance and prior to starting The Constant Group worked as governance lead in standalone maintained schools, converter academies and as Head of Governance at Ark Schools. Emma is Co-Founder of Trust Governance Professionals, a training and development programme for academy governance professionals delivered with support from The Chartered Governance Institute. Emma is motivated by the belief that good governance can transform a school or school group, and provide vital support to school leaders. Read more
A CGIUKI Fellow, Gabrielle has worked in professional practice in the UK and Hong Kong, and as a company secretary for numerous UK and overseas companies, ranging from SMEs to multinationals listed in the FTSE 100. Read more
Giles Peel is a specialist in governance and risk, having worked in these areas for many years, across most sectors. He works as an adviser to Boards and Senior Management teams and acts as a mentor and trainer for both individuals as well as teams of directors. Read more
Hein Dries-Ziekenheiner LL.M is the CEO of VIGILO consult, a Netherlands based consultancy specialising in internet enforcement, cyber crime and IT law. Hein holds a masters degree in Dutch Civil law from Leiden University and has more than fifteen years of legal and technical experience in forensic IT and law enforcement on the internet. Read more
Julia is Director of Board Insight Limited, which advises clients on corporate governance best practice. It carries out board and committee evaluation work and runs professional development courses on topics such as corporate governance, directors’ role and responsibilities and company law. Read more
Kirsty is a Chartered Secretary in Public Practice and director of Semple Associates Ltd, formed in 2001. Specialising in corporate governance and compliance, she has provided consultancy, training and support to the boards of a number of voluntary sector organisations for ten years. Read more
Lesley Ward FCG has been a chartered Governance Professional for 15 years. Whilst working as a company secretary she was introduced to the power of coaching to transform personal performance and subsequently trained in coaching techniques. Read more
Lorraine is a governance professional and accredited mediator who offers board advisory and related consultancy services. She is a non-executive director of City of London Group plc and PHSC plc, both AIM listed companies. Lorraine is a Past President and Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland. She has held senior governance roles at a number of FTSE companies. She ran her own company secretarial and corporate governance advisory practice for 13 years, which in 2016 she merged with the company secretarial team at Shakespeare Martineau LLP. Read more