ExCeL , Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL, UK

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Event Date Tue Jul 9 BST - Wed Jul 10 BST (over 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Jul 9 3:30am - Wed Jul 10 11:35am
Location ExCeL
Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL, UK
Region EMEA

Over two days and nearly 50 presentations from over 90 expert speakers, the conference featured keynote presentations and real-life case studies, with a range of professional and personal development opportunities for delegates to get inspired by governance influencers, share knowledge and take away practical guidance. With 45 exhibitors from leading providers offering the latest products and services, this year’s exhibition marked the biggest ever.


2019 Speakers


Colin Mayer CBE
Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School

Denise Wilson OBE
Chief Executive, Hampton-Alexander Review

Sir James Wates CBE
Author, The Wates Principles and Chairman, Wates Group

Matt Painter
Managing Director, Ipsos Corporate Reputation

Susan Hooper
Non-Executive Director, Uber

Shamik Dhar
Chief Economist, BNY Mellon Investment Management

Jane Fahey
Company Secretarial Manager, TransferWise

Jonathan Bamford
Director of Strategic Policy, Information Commissioner's Office

Alex Edmans
Professor of Finance, London Business School

Mary Kyle
Governance and Standards Adviser, City of London Corporation

Karl George MBE
Managing Director, The Governance Forum

Chris Hodge FCIS
Policy Advisor, ICSA


Dr. Nneka Abulokwe OBE, FAPM, FBCS
Chief Executive, MicroMax Consulting

Mark Babington
Acting Director, UK Auditing Standards and Competition, FRC

Julian Baddeley FCIS
Deputy Group Company Secretary & Corporate Counsel, Aviva plc

Julie Bamford FCIS
Head of Policy, Corporate, ICSA

Bernadette Barber FCIS
Director, Chadwick Corporate Consulting Limited

Anna Bateson FCIS
Founder, ‘Cutting Through The Grey’, Co-author of Situational Intelligence Reference Model and the Motivational Risk Model

Andreas Bierwirth
Non-Executive Director, easyJet

Kit Bingham
Partner & Head, Chair and Non-Executive Director Practice, Odgers Berndtson

Tracey Brady
Managing Director – Company Matters

Karina Bye FCIS
UK Insurance Company Secretary, Aviva

Monica Chadha
Independent Director & Advisor

Lyn Colloff FCIS
Company Secretary, Cobham plc

Sharon Constançon FCIS
CEO, Genius Methods Ltd

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE
Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health, ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

Miranda Craig FCIS
Independent Review into the Quality and Effectiveness of Audit

Oliver Cummings
COO, Nurole

Frank Curtiss FCIS
Immediate Past President ICSA UKRIAT, Former Head of Corporate Governance, RPMI Railpen

Jane Darlington
Director, Stitch Communications

Claire Davies FCIS
Founder, CoSecutive

Mathew Davies
HR Director, Addison Lee

Coty de Monteverde
Blockchain Centre of Excellence Director, Santander Digital

Marilise de Villiers
Founder & Director, Marilise de Villiers Basson Consulting

Keith Deane
Blockchain Programme Director, Broadridge Financial Solutions

Sabine Dembkowski
Managing Partner, Better Boards

Adeline Diab
Sustainable and Thematic Investment Management

Chris Donkin
Partner & Head of Industrial Practice, The Inzito Partnership

Sara Drake
Chief Executive, ICSA

Charis Evans
Business Development Director, ICSA

Lucilia Falsarella Pereira
Director or Cartel Enforcement, CMA

Carolyn Ferguson
Company Secretary, The Go-Ahead Group

David Ferrabee
Managing director, Teneo

Simona Fionda
Chief Risk Officer, The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

Philippa Foster Back CBE FCIS
Director, Institute of Business Ethics

Billie Dee Gianfrancesco
Head of Public Relations, Vardags

Alison Gill
Co-founder, Bvalco

Deborah Gilshan
Founder, The 100% Club

Tracy Gordon
Director, Centre for Corporate Governance, Deloitte

Tom Gosling
Executive Fellow, London Business School / Partner, PwC

David Gracie FCIS
Director - Head of Global Entity Management Services, KPMG

Jonathan Hayward
Founding Partner, Independent Audit

Luke Hildyard
Executive Director, High Pay Centre

Teresa Hogan
Deputy Company Secretary of London Stock Exchange Group plc

Rowan Hostler FCIS
Company Secretary, Chubb Europe

Catherine Howarth
Chief Executive, ShareAction

Kellie Huennekens
Governance Director, Nasdaq

Dowshan Humzah
Director & Chair of UK Advisory Board, Board Apprentice Global

Eva Ignatuschtschenko
Policy Lead - Cyber Security Incentives & Regulation, DCMS

Teresa James
Reward Manager – Share schemes, Marks & Spencer

Vanessa Jones FCIS
Director, Corporate Legal Solutions Ltd

Viviane Joynes
Managing Director, EQS

Professor Andrew Kakabadse FCIS
Professor of Governance and Leadership, Henley Business School

Gillian Karran-Cumberlege
Founding Partner, Fidelio

Alison Kennedy
Governance & Stewardship Director, Standard Life Investments

Nicola King
Managing Director, Teneo

Genevieve Leveille
Founder, AgriLedger

Byron Loflin
Founder & CEO, Center for Board Excellence

Tracy Long CBE
Founder, Boardroom Review

Justine Lutterodt
Director, Centre for Synchronous Leadership

Dr Laurence Lyons
Founder, ‘Metacorp’, Co-author of Situational Intelligence Reference Model and the Motivational Risk Model

John Maitland
Partner, PwC

Elisabeth Marx
Founder, Elisabeth Marx Associates

Harry Matthews
Company Secretarial Assistant, Investec

Terry McNulty
Professor of Management and Corporate Governance, University of Liverpool Management School

Amanda Mesler
Non-Executive Director, National Grid

Jonathan Nelson
Head of Research, CGLytics

Niamh O’Sullivan FCIS
Company Secretary, Cancer Research UK

Tara Owens
Detective Constable, Metropolitan Police

Erika Percival FCIS
CEO & Founder, Beyond Governance

Randall Peterson
Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute, London Business School

Jane Pritchard
Managing Director, Brands with Purpose

Leonora Rae
Global Business Development Analyst, Cambridge Associates

Dineshi Ramesh
Director - Specialist Delivery, Board Intelligence

Rachel Rees FGIA
President, Governance Institute of Australia

Fahrin Ribeiro FCIS
Company Secretary, Bank of Ireland UK

Kerry Round FCIS
Founding Director, Round Governance Services

Adam Smith-Anthony
Of Counsel and Head of Business and Human Rights, Omnia

Dottie Schindlinger
VP/Governance Technology Evangelist, Diligent

Madeleine Scrafton
Co-Head Group Company Secretariat, HSBC

Mala Shah-Coulon
Associate Partner, EY

Rob Shapland
Head of Awareness, Falanx Cyber

Hannah Shoesmith
Engagement, Hermes EOS

Brett Simnett
Director of Investor Engagement, Radley Yeldar

Terri Simpkin
Managing Director, Mischief Business Engineering

Jennifer Sisson
Chief of Staff, Financial Reporting Council

Jeremy Small FCIS
Group Company Secretary, AXA

Byron Smith
COO & Head of Governance, Global Company Secretaries Function, HSBC Holdings plc

Theodore Spyrou
Associate Director, Ashridge Associates

Gabbi Stopp
Executive Director, ProShare

Susan Swabey FCIS
Company Secretary, Smith & Nephew plc

Peter Swabey FCIS
Policy and Research Director, ICSA

Claire Sykes
Head of Executive Rewards and Share Plans, Rolls Royce

Leila Szwarc
Global Head of Compliance and Strategic Regulatory Services, TMF Group

Professor Philip Treleaven
Professor of Computing and Director of the Financial Computing Centre, UCL

Neil Tsappis FCIS
Founding Director, Demyst Board Sciences

Christoph van der Elst
Professor, Tillburg University

Nilufer von Bismarck
Partner, Slaughter and May

Clare Wardle
General Counsel & Company Secretary, Coca-Cola European Partners

Mark Wearden FCIS
Director, MBS Governance

Stephen Webster
Head of Corporate Transparency and Register Reform, Business Frameworks, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Robert Welch
Group Company Secretary, Tesco

Janet Williamson
Senior Policy Officer - Rights, International, Social and Economics Department, Trades Union Congress

Andrew Wilson
Executive Director – Purpose, Edelman

Penny Wilson
CEO, Getting on Board

Derek Woodward FCIS
Chartered Governance Professional

Kat Worth
Group Company Secretary, Inland Homes

George Zarkadakis
GB Leader Future of Work

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors

• Diligent

• Computershare
• Link Asset Services
• Nasdaq Boardvantage
• TMF Group

• Academy Ambassador
• Black & Callow Energy
• Board Intelligence
• Centre for Board Excellence (CBE)
• CGLytics
• Cygnetise
• demyst
• DMJ Recruitment
• Electoral Reform Services (ERS)
• Emperor
• EQS Group
• Euronext Corporate Services
• FT Board Director Programme
• Genius Boards
• Governors for Schools
• Hays Company Secretarial
• Independent Audit
• Inspiring Governance
• Intertrust
• Lumi
• Luminous
• Neville Registrars
• Nurole
• Peridot Partners
• Perivan
• Praxonomy
• Protect
• Radley Yeldar
• Sanne Group
• ShareGift
• Tavistock Institute of Human Relations
• Vistra Corporate Law
• Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators
• YBS Share Plans