At ICSA 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 C Hamer

Andrew is a Partner of The Mentor Partnership, a consultancy specialising in company secretarial practice, publishing and training. Read more

Anna Bateson

Anna is an experienced business facilitator, who leads workshops designed to inspire participants to address their real business challenges. Read more

Anna Machin

Anna Machin is a chartered secretary and works as Governance & Compliance Manager at Ark Schools, one of the UK's leading multi-academy trusts. Anna joined initially to support Ark’s network of 300+ governors, then moved into the deputy company secretary role to deliver trust board, committee and members' meetings, and develop Ark's work on policies, risk, audit and compliance. Read more

Emma Perkin

Emma Perkin has 20+ years' experience working in school governance, and is Founder and Lead Consultant at The Constant Group. The Constant Group works with a range of clients from single academy trusts and small multi-academy trusts to leading maintained sector Federations and Local Authorities to design and develop bespoke governance models that will act as a foundation for future growth. Read more

Gabrielle Williams Hamer

An ICSA 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

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

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 Casson

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 Semple

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

Lorraine Young BSc FCIS ACIArb

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 ICSA, the Governance Institute. 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

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