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Speakers

More than 100 speakers including keynotes shared their perspective at this year’s Annual Conference. The event offered presentations from governance leaders, company secretaries, board members and executive directors, regulators, innovators, disruptors, influencers and governance scholars, whose diverse experiences provided practical insights and actionable ideas for preparing the board for the future.

The list of speakers below features more information more about their professional background.

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Keynote 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

List of confirmed speakers

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Dr Nneka Abulokwe OBE, FAPM, FBCS

Dr Nneka Abulokwe OBE, FAPM, FBCS

Chief Executive, MicroMax Consulting

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Mark Babington

Mark Babington

Acting Director, UK Auditing Standards and Competition, FRC

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Julian Baddeley FCIS

Julian Baddeley FCIS

Deputy Group Company Secretary & Corporate Counsel, Aviva plc

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Julie Bamford FCIS

Julie Bamford FCIS

Head of Policy, Corporate, ICSA

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Bernadette Barber FCIS

Bernadette Barber FCIS

Director, Chadwick Corporate Consulting Limited

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Anna Bateson FCIS

Anna Bateson FCIS

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

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Andreas Bierwirth

Andreas Bierwirth

Non-Executive Director, easyJet

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Kit Bingham

Kit Bingham

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

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Tracey Brady ACIS

Tracey Brady ACIS

Managing Director – Company Matters

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Scarlett Brown

Scarlett Brown

Head of Research and Policy, Tomorrows Company

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Karina Bye FCIS

Karina Bye FCIS

UK Insurance Company Secretary, Aviva

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Monica Chadha

Monica Chadha

Independent Director & Advisor

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Lyn Colloff FCIS

Lyn Colloff FCIS

Company Secretary, Cobham plc

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Sharon Constançon FCIS

Sharon Constançon FCIS

CEO, Genius Methods Ltd

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Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE

Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health, ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

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Charlotte Cooper

Charlotte Cooper

Account Director, Stitch - a Deloitte Business

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Wayne Cowan

Wayne Cowan

Vice President Proxy Services, Santander Investment

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Miranda Craig FCIS

Miranda Craig FCIS

Company secretary – Seconded to the independent review into the quality and effectiveness of audit

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Oliver Cummings

Oliver Cummings

COO, Nurole

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Frank Curtiss FCIS

Frank Curtiss FCIS

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

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Claire Davies FCIS

Claire Davies FCIS

Founder, CoSecutive

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Mathew Davies

Mathew Davies

Mathew Davies, HR Director, Addison Lee

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Coty de Monteverde

Coty de Monteverde

Blockchain Centre of Excellence Director, Santander Digital

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Marilise de Villiers

Marilise de Villiers

Founder & Director, Marilise de Villiers Basson Consulting

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Keith Deane

Keith Deane

Blockchain Programme Director, Broadridge Financial Solutions

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Sabine Dembkowski

Sabine Dembkowski

Managing Partner, Better Boards

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Adeline Diab

Adeline Diab

Sustainable and Thematic Investment Management

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Chris Donkin

Chris Donkin

Partner & Head of Industrial Practice, The Inzito Partnership

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Sara Drake

Sara Drake

Chief Executive, ICSA

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Charis Evans

Charis Evans

Business Development Director, ICSA

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Lucilia Falsarella Pereira

Lucilia Falsarella Pereira

Director or Cartel Enforcement, CMA

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Carolyn Ferguson

Carolyn Ferguson

Company Secretary, The Go-Ahead Group

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David Ferrabee

David Ferrabee

Managing director, Teneo

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Simona Fionda

Simona Fionda

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

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Philippa Foster Back CBE FCIS

Philippa Foster Back CBE FCIS

Director, Institute of Business Ethics

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Billie Dee Gianfrancesco

Billie Dee Gianfrancesco

Head of Public Relations, Vardags

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Alison Gill

Alison Gill

Founding director and CEO, Bvalco

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Deborah Gilshan

Deborah Gilshan

Founder, The 100% Club

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Tracy Gordon

Tracy Gordon

Director, Centre for Corporate Governance, Deloitte

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Tom Gosling

Tom Gosling

Executive Fellow, London Business School / Partner, PwC

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Loree M. Gourley

Loree M. Gourley

Director of Regulatory & Public Policy, EY

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David Gracie FCIS

David Gracie FCIS

Director - Head of Global Entity Management Services, KPMG

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Jonathan Hayward

Jonathan Hayward

Founding Partner, Independent Audit

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Luke Hildyard

Luke Hildyard

Executive Director, High Pay Centre

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Rowan Hostler FCIS

Rowan Hostler FCIS

Company Secretary, Chubb Europe

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Catherine Howarth

Catherine Howarth

Chief Executive, ShareAction

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Kellie Huennekens

Kellie Huennekens

Governance Director, Nasdaq

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Dowshan Humzah

Dowshan Humzah

Director & Chair of UK Advisory Board, Board Apprentice Global

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Eva Ignatuschtschenko

Eva Ignatuschtschenko

Policy Lead - Cyber Security Incentives & Regulation, DCMS

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Teresa James

Teresa James

Reward Manager – Share schemes, Marks & Spencer

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Vanessa Jones FCIS

Vanessa Jones FCIS

Director, Corporate Legal Solutions Ltd

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Viviane Joynes

Viviane Joynes

Managing Director, EQS

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Professor Andrew Kakabadse FCIS

Professor Andrew Kakabadse FCIS

Professor of Governance and Leadership, Henley Business School

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Gillian Karran-Cumberlege

Gillian Karran-Cumberlege

Founding Partner, Fidelio

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Alison Kennedy

Alison Kennedy

Governance & Stewardship Director, Standard Life Investments

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Nicola King

Nicola King

Managing Director, Teneo

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Robert Le Corre FCIS

Robert Le Corre FCIS

Chair, ICSA Jersey

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Genevieve Leveille

Genevieve Leveille

Founder, AgriLedger

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Byron Loflin

Byron Loflin

Founder & CEO, Center for Board Excellence

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Tracy Long CBE

Tracy Long CBE

Founder, Boardroom Review

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Justine Lutterodt

Justine Lutterodt

Director, Centre for Synchronous Leadership

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Dr Laurence Lyons

Dr Laurence Lyons

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

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John Maitland

John Maitland

Partner, PwC

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Dr Elisabeth Marx

Dr Elisabeth Marx

Founder, Elisabeth Marx Associates

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Harry Matthews

Harry Matthews

Company Secretarial Assistant, Investec

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Terry McNulty

Terry McNulty

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

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Amanda Mellor FCIS

Amanda Mellor FCIS

Group Company Secretary, Standard Chartered

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Amanda Mesler

Amanda Mesler

Non-Executive Director, National Grid

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Jonathan Nelson

Jonathan Nelson

Head of Research, CGLytics

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Niamh O’Sullivan FCIS

Niamh O’Sullivan FCIS

Company Secretary, Cancer Research UK

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Tara Owens

Tara Owens

Detective Constable, Metropolitan Police

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Giles Peel FCIS

Giles Peel FCIS

Director, DCO Partners

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Erika Percival FCIS

Erika Percival FCIS

CEO & Founder, Beyond Governance

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Dr Randall Peterson

Dr Randall Peterson

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

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Jane Pritchard

Jane Pritchard

Managing Director, Brands with Purpose

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Leonora Rae

Leonora Rae

Global Business Development Associate, Cambridge Associates

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Dineshi Ramesh

Dineshi Ramesh

Director - Specialist Delivery, Board Intelligence

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Rachel  Rees FGIA

Rachel Rees FGIA

President, Governance Institute of Australia

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Fahrin Ribeiro FCIS

Fahrin Ribeiro FCIS

Company Secretary, Bank of Ireland UK

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Kerry Round FCIS

Kerry Round FCIS

Founding Director, Round Governance Services

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Adam Smith-Anthony

Adam Smith-Anthony

Of Counsel and Head of Business and Human Rights, Omnia

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Dottie Schindlinger

Dottie Schindlinger

VP/Governance Technology Evangelist, Diligent

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Madeleine Scrafton FCIS

Madeleine Scrafton FCIS

Co-Head Group Company Secretariat, HSBC

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Mala Shah-Coulon

Mala Shah-Coulon

Associate Partner, EY

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Rob Shapland

Rob Shapland

Head of Awareness, Falanx Cyber

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Hannah Shoesmith

Hannah Shoesmith

Engagement, Hermes EOS

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Brett Simnett

Brett Simnett

Director of Investor Engagement, Radley Yeldar

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Terri Simpkin

Terri Simpkin

Managing Director, Mischief Business Engineering

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Jennifer Sisson

Jennifer Sisson

Chief of Staff, Financial Reporting Council

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Jeremy Small FCIS

Jeremy Small FCIS

Group Company Secretary, AXA

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Byron Smith

Byron Smith

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

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Theodore Spyrou

Theodore Spyrou

Associate Director, Ashridge Associates

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Gabbi Stopp

Gabbi Stopp

Executive Director, ProShare

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Susan Swabey FCIS

Susan Swabey FCIS

Company Secretary, Smith & Nephew plc

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Peter Swabey FCIS

Peter Swabey FCIS

Policy and Research Director, ICSA

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Claire Sykes

Claire Sykes

Head of Executive Rewards and Share Plans, Rolls Royce

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Leila Szwarc

Leila Szwarc

Global Head of Compliance and Strategic Regulatory Services, TMF Group

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Kelly Tolhurst MP

Kelly Tolhurst MP

Parliamentary Under secretary of state, Minister for small business, Consumers and Corporate responsibility

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Professor Philip Treleaven

Professor Philip Treleaven

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

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Neil Tsappis FCIS

Neil Tsappis FCIS

Founding Director, Demyst Board Sciences

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Christoph van der Elst

Christoph van der Elst

Professor, Tillburg University

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Nilufer von Bismarck

Nilufer von Bismarck

Partner, Slaughter and May

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Clare Wardle

Clare Wardle

General Counsel & Company Secretary, Coca-Cola European Partners

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Mark Wearden FCIS

Mark Wearden FCIS

Director, MBS Governance

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Stephen Webster

Stephen Webster

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

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Robert Welch

Robert Welch

Group Company Secretary, Tesco

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Janet Williamson

Janet Williamson

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

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Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Executive Director – Purpose, Edelman

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Penny Wilson

Penny Wilson

CEO, Getting on Board

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Derek Woodward FCIS

Derek Woodward FCIS

Chartered Governance Professional

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Kat Worth

Kat Worth

Group Company Secretary, Inland Homes

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George Zarkadakis

George Zarkadakis

GB Leader Future of Work

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