WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO BE PART OF THE GOVERNANCE TOP 100 EVENT NOW IN ITS FOURTH YEAR! 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 TUESDAY 1 AUGUST 2023 AT 10AM (AEST) AND CLOSE FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2023 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 2023!
Get to know our proud partners of Governance Top 100 for 2023
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 now it its fourth year in a row for 2023.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
At Hays, we invest in lifelong partnerships that empower people and businesses to succeed. With over 50 years' experience and a workforce of more than 10,000 people across 32 countries, we collectively strive to put you, our customer, at the heart of everything we do.
Drawing on knowledge that's unique to our scale, our commitment to understanding your needs and our ability to meaningfully innovate, we are far more than a specialist recruitment business. We provide advice, insights and expertise on issues you face in today's fast paced world of work, and we help you make the right decisions for tomorrow.
Offering an unrivalled suite of recruitment and workplace solutions, we'll help you get to where you want to go.FIND OUT MORE
For nearly 100 years, we have been, and remain, McCullough Robertson. As a leading independent Australian firm, we are proud to do great work for great clients, nationally and internationally, and to partner with them to unlock success together.
Our large corporate practice has expertise across the technology, media and telecommunications; life sciences; resources and renewables; food and agribusiness; financial services; and not-for-profit industries. We deliver tailored, practical advice to our clients to ensure that they meet not only their regulatory obligations, but also the evolving 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 Governance Solutions supports companies at all maturity levels, including publicly listed, private and nonprofits to achieve ESG excellence, drive good governance and action their strategies.
Nasdaq Boardvantage® creates efficient board and management workflows, streamlining governance processes into one single platform with client support teams in Australia providing award-winning 24/7/365 support.
Our Board Advisory Services enables companies to accelerate board performance with board evaluation assessments with actionable insights that drive board excellence and long-term stakeholder value. The team has facilitated over a thousand board, committee, and CEO evaluations in over 16 countries with tailored questionnaires based on your industry, business model and governance structure.
Nasdaq’s Compliance Questionnaires transforms compliance efforts into a data-driven, seamless, and digital process, easing the administrative and time-consuming burden of data collection for annual disclosure processes.
Nasdaq ESG Solutions offers a customisable and scalable solution to manage responses and disclosures across multiple ESG frameworks, accurately track, measure, and manage enterprise Scope 1 – 3 data and enhance your long-term ESG strategy to help achieve your climate goals.
Beyond technology, we provide a platform for board members, executive leaders, educators, and knowledge-seekers to share experiences and gain insights. The Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence helps deepen board engagement through community, content, and collaboration, by partnering with global leaders in governance practice and initiatives.FIND OUT MORE
Deb is a qualified lawyer, admitted to practise in Queensland and holds a principal practising certificate. Deb is also a qualified company secretary, associate of the Governance Institute of Australia, and Chartered Governance Institute and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Deb also holds a Diploma in Financial Planning. Deb is specialising in the key areas of: Corporate Governance; Company Secretary; and Legal.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
Prior to Nasdaq’s acquisition of the Center for Board Excellence (CBE), Phil was a founding investor and advisor to CBE and was the President and a member of the Board of Directors. Phil advises the board of directors and senior management at public, private, and not-for-profit entities. Phil’s clients are primarily in North America, APAC, and EMEA. His blend of experience working at public companies and startups provides a unique perspective to advise clients on compliance and governance matters. Phil leverages this experience to help organizations address board composition and effectiveness, strategic alignment between the board and senior management, and other governance and compliance-related matters.
Before joining CBE full-time, Phil held several senior leadership positions at public and private companies, including Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary roles. Throughout his career, Phil has been sought out to advise his respective boards and management teams around legal, compliance, and governance matters. Immediately prior to joining CBE, Phil was Executive Vice President for Operations & Corporate Development, and Chief Legal Officer at Xevo, Inc. (purchased by Lear Corporation), where Phil spent a significant amount of his time in Japan, Chief Operating Officer at Garagiste, Inc., and General Counsel, Vice President of Legal at BSQUARE Corporation. He also held both legal and business roles at Getty Images, Inc. during its season as a publicly-traded company ,and was an attorney at Graham & James, LLP and Riddell Williams, PS, in Seattle, Wash.
Phil obtained his J.D. from the University of Virginia and his B.A. from the University of Washington. He is a member of the Washington State bar.FIND OUT MORE
Reece is a leading capital markets lawyer who partners with his clients to successfully navigate public and private capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and restructures. With over 25 years of expertise in this area, Reece advises on the application of the Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules, as well as on governance, stakeholder management, employee share and option plans and general commercial issues. Reece acts for some of Australia’s largest organisations, multi-national corporations, ASX-listed companies, and early-stage companies in the life sciences and healthcare, technology, agribusiness, construction/engineering, and renewables sectors.
He is committed to developing enduring relationships with his clients and is recognised for providing high quality advice and for his commitment to his clients' needs. This includes being consistently rated as a leading capital markets and corporate M&A lawyer by The Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Doyle’s Guide.FIND OUT MORE
Tina is a Senior Manager at Hays and for the last 10 years she has specialised in in-house legal and company secretarial recruitment across Sydney. She has extensive experience in company secretarial recruitment and has successfully placed a number of corporate governance professionals in ASX listed, unlisted, not-for-profit and public sector organisations. On the legal recruitment side, Tina has expertise in recruiting legal professionals from Paralegals up to General Counsels across a number of industry sectors.
Prior to joining Hays in 2012, Tina practised as a Commercial Litigation Lawyer for four years, having been admitted as a Lawyer in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and A Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Wollongong.FIND OUT MORE
I am so proud of my efforts to create governance frameworks for Australian Vintage to support and drive our powerful ESG ambitions. I’m humbled to be recognised alongside the many talented governance professionals in our industry.
2024 Dates to be Announced.
If you would like to find out how to become a Nominee, or would like to be a Sponsor for the event, for 2024 call us at 1300 3YS OWLS (397 695) or get in touch.
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. IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 as well as provide a headshot photo of yourself.