Corporate Secretary’s annual Corporate Governance Awards brings together industry professionals in the governance, risk and compliance world to celebrate the best of the best.
For our awards, individuals and companies have the opportunity to nominate themselves or others, free of charge, for a variety of key aspects of GRC. More information about the categories, criteria, and judging process can be found in the sections below.
Further details about the 2021 awards ceremony will follow in due course, including confirmation of format and timings.
For 2020, we brought the awards to the GRC community via our first ever virtual awards ceremony. The show was packed with live chats, real time competitions, exciting reveals and not least, an energetic virtual audience! You can catch up and view the full show by clicking here.
For our awards, individuals and companies are given the opportunity to submit written entries, free of charge, to be put forward to a panel of expert judges made up of corporate governance professionals and Corporate Secretary editorial team members.
Further details about the nomination process will be announced shortly.
Please note that categories are subject to change based on the final number of submissions received. Some categories may be split by market cap size.
The judging process consists of three simple phases:
Phase one: Once the entry deadline has passed, the Corporate Secretary editorial team reviews all submissions and produces the short list
Phase two: The short-listed entries are shared with an independent judging panel made up of industry experts. The judges review each short-listed entry and select their top two picks per category
Phase three: The judges come together to discuss, debate and select the final list of winners who will go on to win an award
The judges’ votes are not made public, but their comments may be published in articles or reports after the event. Judges are not required to make comments against every submission.
Market cap definition:
Attendees at our awards are leading practitioners from across the US. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic GRC role within their company. In addition to our nominees, some of our past attendees include:
|Job title||Company||Job title||Company|
|CCO||MMA Securities||SVP, deputy GC and corporate secretary||Verizon Communications|
|CEO||Ethisphere||SVP, director of investor and external relations||Financial Institutions|
|CEO||Everest||SVP, general counsel and corporate secretary||Clearway Energy|
|Chief compliance officer||Avangrid Networks||SVP, general counsel and secretary||Xenia Hotels & Resorts|
|Chief corporate counsel||MMC||SVP, tax and equity compensation administration||Banc of California|
|Chief legal officer and corporate secretary||Dawn Foods||SVP/AGC||Regions Bank|
|COO||International Elite Capital||Vice president and assistant corporate secretary||BlackRock|
|Director||Evergy||Vice president and associate general counsel||Hewlett Packard Enterprise|
|Director – global ESG reporting & insights||AT&T||Vice president and chief ethics & compliance officer||3M|
|Director, corporate securities||HP||Vice president, assistant general counsel and secretary||IBM|
|Director, governance and securities, assistant secretary||Owens Corning||Vice president, sales||Diligent|
|Director, legal entity services||Mastercard||VP||Nasdaq|
|EVP||Burson Cohn & Wolfe||VP and corporate secretary||MVC Capital|
|EVP and chief legal officer||Nuance Communications||VP associate general counsel||At Home|
|EVP and general counsel||MF Global Holdings||VP corporate development, GC & CHRO||Columbus McKinnon|
|EVP, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer||B&G Foods||VP corporate secretary||TD Bank Group|
|Senior vice president and corporate secretary||Discovery||VP governance||Prudential|
|Senior director, global sustainability||Clarivate||VP legal affairs & risk management, corporate secretary||MGRC|
|SVP||PepsiCo||VP of issuer sales||Broadridge|
|SVP – general counsel and corporate secretary||Avangrid||VP, assistant general counsel and assistant secretary||Coeur Mining|
|SVP – Deputy general counsel||Healthpeak Properties||VP, associate GC||frontdoor|
|SVP, associate general counsel and assistant secretary||Bank of America||VP, associate GC – corporate||Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings|
|SVP, chief compliance officer||Visa||VP, chief sustainability officer & group general counsel||The Travelers Companies|
|SVP, corporate governance||Columbia Bank||VP, learning & development||Change Healthcare|
|SVP, corporate secretary and deputy general counsel||AIG|
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Last year we brought the awards to you via our first ever virtual ceremony.
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