Derek is participating in an afternoon panel on Managing conflicts of interest at 15.30 on Day One.
Derek Woodward is a law graduate and Fellow of the ICSA with over 35 years listed-company experience in international businesses, including Worldpay, Thomas Cook, Centrica, Zurich, B.A.T Industries and Eagle Star Insurance.
Derek has recently set up his own business offering Board Effectiveness reviews and governance services, supporting Boards and Company Secretaries with his ‘over 20 years in the Boardroom’ experience.
Derek is active with the ICSA – Chairman of the Company Secretaries Forum since 2011 and a member since 1998. He is the co-author of several ICSA Best Practice Guidance Notes and has spoken at external conferences on the role of the Company Secretary in challenging times, Board effectiveness, employee and executive share plans, corporate governance in practice, the Companies Act 2006, narrative reporting, electronic shareholder communications, articles of association and directors’ duties and liabilities.
In recognition of the above, Derek was awarded the ICSA President’s medal in 2008.
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