Corporate Secretary

Corporate Secretary Forum

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

In-person event: AIG offices, New York

About the forum

Supporting your board through change

The Corporate Secretary Forum is back and in-person in New York on November 9 to help Corporate Secretaries and General Counsels improve board oversight and share governance best practices in a rapidly changing environment.

To evaluate the implications of recent market and regulatory changes on the role of governance professionals and provide a platform to share best practices before year-end, the Corporate Secretary Forum will take place at a perfect time to plan for the year ahead.


 Timely event: As we emerge from the pandemic, the past few years have further demonstrated the importance of identifying emerging risks and prioritizing investment in governance, risk and controls. This event is perfectly positioned to help you take stock of the year-to-date, refocus and plan for 2023
  Benchmarking: It is a great opportunity to evaluate where you stand in comparison to your peers, and how other companies have managed and overcome similar challenges
  Unique format: Far from a traditional conference format, our event is fast-paced and focused on providing actionable insights to attendees. It allows GRC professionals to have intimate discussions on common challenges and share best practices with peers
  Discover something new: Learn about new technologies, innovations, and services that are available to help to transform your governance strategy, increase productivity and make better decisions
  Network with the community: Meet with general counsels, corporate secretaries and experts in the governance, risk and compliance community

Topics and themes

With the help of award-winning governance professionals and expert company advisors, we will discuss the most significant issues impacting governance teams. The broad themes for discussion this year include:

  • Say on pay’s next evolution
  • Board expertise, refreshment and composition in 2023
  • How directors can step up their cybersecurity risk oversight
  • Human capital oversight and adapting to the future of work
  • Strategy and risk oversight in today’s environment

The complete schedule and speaker line-up will be released shortly. Please get in touch with [email protected] if you have any topics you would like discussed at the event or have any speaker recommendations!


This year's line up will be announced shortly. Here are some of our past speakers. To inquire about speaking opportunities, contact [email protected]

What our attendees say

"Relevant and emerging industry topics"

KEB Hana Bank Canada

"I liked hearing the different perspectives. From large to small companies. From companies just starting their ESG journey to others that have been doing it for years"

Clearwater Paper Corporation

"The interaction among the corporate governance professionals is always interesting and informative. "


"Incredible learning and networking opportunity with participation by everyone. Job well done."


"Fantastic small group setting of engaged professional sharing best practices and solutions. Thanks for including me!"


Who attends our events

Our attendees are leading GRC practitioners with an established track record and strategic GRC role within their company.

Below is a sample of some of our past attendees:

Job title Company Job title Company
CEO and founder Canadian Corporate Board Advisory Services Senior counsel, governance & chief of staff Tyson Foods
Chief corporate affairs & communications officer Vanda Pharmaceuticals Senior governance specialist Marathon Oil
Chief counsel CSG Systems International Senior manager, governance Viatris
Chief executive officer Flux Power Senior manager, legal affairs Banque Nationale
Chief legal officer Premier Financial SVP Global Atlantic
Chief legal officer Universal Technical Institute SVP & chief human resources officer HASI
Corporate paralegal RELIX SVP & deputy corporate secretary CNA Financial
Deputy general counsel & secretary Huntington National Bank SVP & general counsel AIG
Director counsel Target Corporatoin SVP, finance & investor relations Organon
Director, corporate governance & managing attorney Sempra Energy SVP, general counsel & corporate secretary Murphy Oil Corporation
Director, ESG South Jersey Industries SVP, chief legal officer & corporate secretary Meritor
Director, legal services, governance & assistant CS Cameco Corporation SVP, corporate governance Columbia Bank
Director, sustainability Micron Technology SVP, deputy general counsel & CS Yelp
ESG director Splunk SVP, general counsel & secretary Xenia Hotels & Resorts
EVP – general counsel and secretary NCINO VP Hannon Armstrong
EVP & general counsel Chugach Alaska Corporation VP & associate general counsel VeriSign
EVP, general counsel & corporate secretary Ryder System VP & associate general counsel Avery Dennison Corporation
EVP, general counsel & secretary Focus Brands VP, chief compliance officer & CS NW Natural Gas Company
Executive director & corporate secretary DTCC VP, chief SEC counsel and secretary American Water Works Company
Legal counsel & corporate secretary Antigua Commercial Bank VP, corporate legal Dolby Laboratories
Manager, governance Payments Canada VP, general counsel and secretary National Fuel Gas Company
Managing attorney Paycom VP, legal and general counsel Gibson Energy
Managing chief counsel McKesson Corporation VP, legal, corporate secretary MGRC
Managing director KPMG VP, senior counsel, corporate & deputy secretary Henry Schein

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Become a partner

Why partner with us?

The Corporate Secretary Forum brings together some of the most influential people in the governance, risk and compliance community.

The event offers an effective approach to targeting clients when they are exploring how they can improve their GRC practice. Through our unrivalled knowledge of the subject matters and commitment to in-depth agenda research, our events are guaranteed to attract a qualified audience.

The unique buzz we create at our events – a far cry from a traditional conference format – makes them multi-faceted and highly interactive with great engagement in particular from leading GRC practitioners. This allows our partners to have meaningful conversations with corporates who are deciding which parts of their GRC program to invest in, which service providers to engage and which consultants to retain. By partnering with us on an event, you can generate leads, showcase your thought leadership and position yourselves as the partner of choice to the GRC community.

We’d love to have a chat with you about how you can get in front of a truly engaged and motivated audience at the Corporate Secretary Forum. Get in touch with Ian Richman or call on +1 212 430 6865.



We are pleased to announce that the forum will be held at:

1271 Avenue of the Americas
12th Floor
New York, NY 10020

PLEASE READ: The venue requires all visitors to be vaccinated for Covid-19. Further details can be found in our Covid-19 commitment section below.

Corporate Secretary has arranged preferential rates for forum attendees at nearby hotels. View the hotels and rates by clicking here.

Part of Governance LIVE 2022

The Corporate Secretary Forum is part of Governance LIVE 2022, a series of events celebrating governance professionals and promoting excellence and good governance at public issuers. If you’d like access to all three events, visit our website to get your all-access two-day pass at a discounted rate!

The M&A Forum The Corporate Secretary Forum Corporate Governance Awards
November 8, 2022, New York November 9, 2022, New York November 9, 2022, New York

Achieving better deals in volatile times

Supporting your board through change

Celebrating excellence in governance


Book your place

The super early bird rate expires on September 30, 2022. After this date, the price will increase to the early bird rate of $295. The standard price booking price is $495.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Cawte at [email protected] or +44 20 8090 2156 .

Covid-19 committment

Before you attend

  • We ask that all attendees follow government guidance with the onset of any Covid-19 symptoms. If you are presenting symptoms of Covid-19, have been in close contact with anyone confirmed to have Covid-19, are required to quarantine due to travel, or are awaiting the results from a PCR test, we ask that you DO NOT attend the event until you are presented with a negative test result
  • We continue to closely monitor the situation and will update our guidelines accordingly

At the venue

  • The venue requires all visitors to be vaccinated for Covid-19 and operates by an honor system
  • All attendees are expected to be considerate to those around them and respectful of the safety measures implemented by the organizers and the venue
  • We will continue to implement further efforts to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests, which will be shared with the attendees in advance of the event

If you have any questions about the measures in place, please email: [email protected].

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