WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE 2021 GOVERNANCE TOP 100 EVENT. CELEBRATING THE TOP GOVERNANCE PROFESSIONALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND SHINING A LIGHT ON A PROFESSION THAT WE ARE SO PROUD TO BE A PART OF.
NOMINATIONS OPEN MONDAY 16 AUGUST 2021 AT 10AM (AEST) AND CLOSE FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER 2021 AT 5PM (AEST).
Governance Top 100 is about highlighting the amazing talent and achievements of individuals that take their role in governance to the next level within their organisations. Governance as a profession is ever evolving and is made up of individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds across a range of entity, size and industry types which is why we are encouraging nominations from all governance professionals.
This event would not be possible without the commitment and support of our culturally aligned partners who are all champions of governance in their own right.
The Governance Top 100 event was launched in 2020 to emphasise the value and benefit that robust governance frameworks, and the individuals that are responsible for driving these initiatives, bring to an organisation.
Mahatma Gandhi famously said, "Be the change you want to see in the world", so on that note if you are a company secretary, general counsel, risk manager, CRO, CFO, CEO, director or other governance professional that is paving the way for governance in your organisation we want you to be part of Governance Top 100 in 2021!
Get to know our proud partners of Governance Top 100 for 2021
3YS Owls is a corporate governance firm and incorporated legal practice co-founded by Ainslie Cunningham and Deb Anderson following extensive careers in corporate governance, company secretarial, risk and legal roles with over 40+ years of combined experience between them predominantly from in-house roles. 3YS Owls specialise in providing a variety of services and solutions across corporate governance, company secretary, board advisory, strategy, risk and business consulting. They have a strong focus on governance - to create an ethical environment that supports an inclusive culture. Boards and leadership teams need to be cohesive, able to harness a diversity of views and foster good governance. They aim to align with clients who share the same values and their ultimate goal is to help directors and executives sleep at night knowing they have a trusted advisor that fosters good governance keeping all stakeholders happy.
3YS Owls hosted Governance Top 100 for the very first time in 2020 and are excited to be hosting the event again in 2021.FIND OUT MORE
One of Melbourne's first start-up technology companies, Computershare was grounded in the city's suburbs in 1978.
Computershare is the world's largest share registry, and has pioneered many of the securities industry's innovations to help companies build and maintain strong relationships with their investors, employees and customers. For more than 35 years, Computershare have grown rapidly in markets around the world to meet the evolving needs of their 16,000 clients.
Computershare remains a unique Australian success story, who built on their share registry business by successfully expanding into employee equity plans, stakeholder communications, corporate governance, fund services, class action administration, deposit protection and most recently, mortgage servicing.
When Computershare listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:CPU) in 1994, they had a market cap of AUD $36 million, managed around 6 million shareholder accounts and had about 50 staff. Now Computershare are a global business with a market cap in the billions, managing over 75 million shareholders, servicing 16,000 clients, with 12,000 staff across all major financial markets.FIND OUT MORE
Marsh is the world's leading insurance broker and risk advisor. With around 40,000 colleagues operating in more than 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data-driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue over $18 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman. For more information, visit mmc.com, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter or subscribe to BRINK.FIND OUT MORE
McCullough Robertson is a leading independent Australian law firm with over 90 years' experience providing a range of legal services to our valued clients. Our large corporate practice has expertise across the resources and renewables; technology, media and telecommunications; life sciences; food and agribusiness; financial services; and not-for-profit industries.
We deliver tailored, practical advice to our clients in the small to mid-cap market, ensuring that they meet not only their regulatory obligations, but also the demands of shareholders, the community and other stakeholders. As advisers to boards, senior management, and legal/compliance teams, we advise on all legal aspects of corporate governance including directors' duties and liabilities; shareholder and investor relations; and annual reports, AGMs and EGMs.FIND OUT MORE
Nasdaq Corporate Solutions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nasdaq, Inc. Nasdaq's Corporate Services business empowers business leaders with technology and intelligence to innovate, grow and stay ahead of changing markets. We offer an integrated suite of market intelligence, analytics, and collaboration solutions that support investor relations and corporate governance professionals around the globe. More than 50% of the Fortune 500 use Nasdaq's board collaboration and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions and services.
Our client base spans across all industries. Our client list includes listed companies across all exchanges, including small-to-large cap ASX-listed issuers, large and small private companies, non-profit organizations, hospitals, colleges and universities. Our Australia-based team is located in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and are supported by a team across Asia-Pacific and around the world.FIND OUT MORE
Ainslie is a qualified company secretary and risk manager, a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and the Chartered Governance Institute and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Risk Management Institute of Australasia. Ainslie has held various corporate governance, company secretarial and risk management roles over the past 18 years with global ASX publicly listed companies predominantly in the resources, retail and financial services sectors. Ainslie also holds a Certified Practising Risk Manager CPRM®. Ainslie specialises in the key areas of: Corporate Governance; Company Secretary; and Risk Management.FIND OUT MORE
Craig is the Managing Director of Marsh's FINPRO Practice, a specialist practice within Marsh dedicated to helping businesses anticipate, model, and manage threats. Craig has a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry. Skilled in Financial Risk, Professional Liability, Risk Management, Employment Practices Liability, and Indemnity. People oriented professional with a Bachelor of Business focused in Insurance from Charles Sturt University. Craig is a Member of the Marsh Inclusion and Diversity Committee and NIBA Broker of the Year (NSW/ACT) - 2021.FIND OUT MORE
David has over 14 years' experience in the financial services industry, working as a Senior Manager within Computershare. Over David's tenure, he has worked in the share registry and employee share plans divisions having managed some of Australia's largest equity scheme and retail focused clients. David is thrilled that Computershare has continued its partnership with the Governance Top 100 Awards and proud to work for an organisation that links objectives, behaviour and decision making to a strong governance framework.FIND OUT MORE
Phil helps boards and executive teams address board composition and effectiveness, strategic board-management alignment, and other corporate governance and compliance matters. Prior to Nasdaq's acquisition of the Center for Board Excellence (CBE) in 2019, Phil was a founding investor and advisor, president, and board member. Phil also served as Executive Vice President for Operations & Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer at Xevo, Inc., Chief Operating Officer at Garagiste, Inc., and General Counsel and Vice President of Legal at BSQUARE Corporation. Phil obtained his J.D. from the University of Virginia and his B.A. from the University of Washington. Phil is a member of the Washington State bar.FIND OUT MORE
Reece is a leading capital markets lawyer and has extensive transactional experience in public and private capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and restructures. Reece's broad experience includes applying his knowledge of the Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules as well as advising on governance, stakeholder management, employee share and option plans and general commercial issues. Reece has been consistently rated as a leading capital markets and corporate M&A lawyer, by Asia Pacific Legal 500 providing high quality advice and being committed to the clients' needs. Since 2017, Reece has been ranked in the Corporate Law Category of Best Lawyers Australia. His work has covered the life sciences, technology, telecommunications, travel, food and agribusiness, engineering and resources sectors. His clients include multi-national corporations, ASX listed companies and early stage companies with high growth potential. Reece is Chair of Partners and a member of McCullough Robertson's Executive Leadership team.FIND OUT MORE
Good governance looks effortless and often underestimated. Winning would help profile the importance of governance professionals outside the governance industry.
The date which nominations for Governance Top 100 open at 10am (AEST).
The date which nominations for Governance Top 100 close at 5pm (AEST).
The date which the finalists for Governance Top 100 for 2021 will be published on the website.
The final date which judging is to be completed.
To nominate click the button below to complete the entry form which should take less than 10 minutes. For details of the nomination criteria and terms & conditions of entry please click here. Please note that your survey response cannot be saved for editing later. You will be asked to describe in 250 words or less how you have contributed to governance within your organisation in the last 12 months.