Governance Hot 100 Winners

DMJ, in association with Computershare, is delighted to announce the winners of our second annual Governance HOT 100.

This is an industry-favourite event commending the 100 most innovative, influential and creative governance professionals representing all levels of experience, across each industry sector throughout the UK and the Channel Islands.

Making it into the HOT 100 is validation of your commitment to enhance the impact and reputation of the governance profession. We have created 10 categories that represent the core technical and people skills that we believe define the key characteristics of an exceptional governance professional.

Winners have been chosen by our judging panel comprising experienced governance professionals and industry experts.

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Categories

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Governance Trailblazer

The forward thinkers that raise the standards of corporate governance beyond what is expected.

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Team Leader

Inspirational managers that create high functioning governance teams and actively help to develop careers.

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Dealmaker

Individuals that have contributed to the success of major corporate transactions or restructurings.

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Board Influencer

Individuals that influence strategic decision making at the most senior level and are particularly adept at forging relationships with key stakeholders.

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ESG progress leader

For those that have positively influenced culture, sustainability & environmental impact within their company or the profession.

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Innovators

Blue Sky thinkers that effect positive change through the innovative use of technology and systems.

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Technical Experts

Individuals that demonstrate the highest level of technical competency to support governance best practice.

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Relationship Managers

For those working within professional services with a reputation for supporting a varied client portfolio and building trusted relationships.

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Rising Stars

For those with fewer than six years’ experience that have made a significant impact within their team and the profession.

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Future Leaders

For those that demonstrate the skills required to become a Head of Department within the next 5-10 years.

GOVERNANCE TRAILBLAZER

The forward thinkers that raise the standards of corporate governance beyond what is expected.
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Jessica Petrie

Senior Internal Governance Specialist

Santander UK

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Marie Bagley

Operations & Governance Manager

Sporting Equals

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Peregrine Perrott

Director of Governance

Activate Learning

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Helen Ashley-Taylor

Group Head of Company Secretarial

The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation

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Rebecca Williams

Assistant Company Secretary

Local Pensions Partnership Investments Ltd

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Alia Fazal

Head of Corporate Governance

BP PLC

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Guy Johnson

Assistant Company Secretary

John Lewis PLC

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Julian Baddeley

Deputy Group CoSec & General Counsel

Aviva PLC

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Catherine Sukmonowski

Company Secretary

Deliveroo

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Justine Blakesley

CEO & Managing Director UK

Harris Blakesley International

TEAM LEADER

Inspirational managers that create high functioning governance teams and actively help to develop careers.
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Jane Starling

Associate Director

BDO LLP

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Alexandra Four

Company Secretary Senior Manager

AlterDomus

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Marina Thomas

Group Company Secretary & EVP Ethics and Communications

Meggitt PLC

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Susan Swabey

Company Secretary

Smith & Nephew PLC

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Maria Willis

Head of Secretariat

Hargreaves Lansdown PLC

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Gavin Bergin

Head of Secretariat

British Land PLC

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Hannah Woodall-Pagan

Deputy Company Secretary

Severn Trent PLC

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Lynsey Tweddle

Strategic Lead, Governance

Sport England

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Vicky Hart

Head of Secretariat

Shawbrook Bank

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Kay Lisa Frazer

Deputy Company Secretary

Electrocomponents PLC

DEAL MAKER

Individuals that have contributed to the success of major corporate transactions or restructurings.

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Syeeda Ollite

Company Secretarial Manager

Wise PLC

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Scott Brooker

Company Secretary

Cineworld

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Rachel Rickard

Company Secretary

Harbour Energy PLC

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Vicky Williams

Company Secretary

Fintell PLC

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Kemi Waterton-Zhou

Deputy Company Secretary

Checkout.com

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Luke Cheshire

Head of Company Secretarial

Hanway Advisory

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Brett Gladden

Company Secretary

Drax Group

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Rachel Pilcher

Governance & Secretariat Director

Vistry Group PLC

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Ruth Westley

Assistant Company Secretary

Ocado Group PLC

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Tom Brophy

Company Secretary

Croda

BOARD INFLUENCER

Individuals that influence strategic decision making at the most senior level and are particularly adept at forging relationships with key stakeholders.
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Victoria Dalby

Director & Company Secretary

Law Debenture

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Jason Wright

Society Secretary

Nationwide

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Bernadette Young

Director & Co-Owner

Indigo: Independent Governance

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Lia Lungu

Head of Corporate Governance

Embark Group Limited

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Kevin Maguire

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Crest Nicholson PLC

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Adrian Bushnell

Company Secretary

Domino’s Pizza PLC

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Julia Foo

Company Secretary

Segro PLC

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Kathryn Hudson

Company Secretary

Indivior PLC

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Liz Lynxwiler

Company Secretary

BT Pension Scheme Management Limited

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Mark Stevens

Company Secretary

Secure Trust Bank

ESG Progress Leader

For those that have pushed the agenda and positively influenced ESG processes within their organsation. 
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Adaeze David

Head of Board Governance

Aviva PLC

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Emma Sullivan

Assistant Company Secretary

John Lewis Partnership PLC

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Silvana Gibota-Vigo

Group Head of Secretariat

Keller Group PLC

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Ali Johnson

Company Secretary

Rathbone Bros PLC

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Ceri Jamond

Senior Assistant Company Secretary

National Grid PLC

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Lucy Gray

Deputy Company Secretary

Notting Hill Genesis

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Rhianon West

Deputy Company Secretary

Capital & Counties Properties PLC

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Jarlath Wade

Assistant Company Secretary

First Group PLC

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Darren Lennark

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Great Portland Estates PLC

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Corinna Bridges

Company Secretary

Utmost Group of Companies

INNOVATORS

Blue Sky thinkers that effect positive change through the innovative use of technology and systems.
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Robert Lyons

Deputy Company Secretary

Marks and Spencer Group PLC

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Daniel Connell

Partner, Legal Entity Management & Governance

Deloitte Legal

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Zoe Bucknell

Founder

Kuberno

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Josie Havita

Deputy Company Secretary

William Hill

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Rachael Matzopoulos

Director, Governance, PLC & Shareholder Services

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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Susan Fadil

Senior Director – Institutional Client Services

JTC

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Peter Speirs

Company Secretary

Hikma Pharmaceuticals

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Ben Matthews

Deputy Company Secretary

Easyjet PLC

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Robert Moorhouse

Group Secretary

Yorkshire Building Society

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Paul McCullagh

Group Director of Corporate Governance

Monzo Bank

TECHNICAL EXPERTS

Individuals that demonstrate the highest level of technical competency to support Governance best practice.
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Chris Meehan

Head of Governance, Remuneration

HSBC

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Polly Naher

Company Secretary/LEM

Barclays

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Kayleigh Redhead

Assistant Company Secretary

Marks and Spencer Group PLC

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Elizabeth MacCormack

Deputy Company Secretary

First Quantum Minerals

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Charlotte Maybury

Assistant Secretary

Nationwide Building Society

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Kelly Moore-Vieira

Butterfield Bank (Guernsey) Limited

AVP Corporate Governance

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Gina Eipe

Director Technology Risk

Colt technology Services

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Kerry Round

Chartered Secretary/Founding Director

Round Governance Services

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Karen Kaveney

Associate Director

Law Debenture

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Caroline Farbridge

Deputy Company Secretary

Croda International PLC

RELATIONSHIP MANAGERS

For those working within professional services with a reputation for supporting a varied client portfolio and building trusted relationships.
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Patrick Johnston

Global Entity Senior Coordinator

Law Debenture

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Erika Eliasson-Norris

CEO

Beyond Governance

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Nicholas Pervin

Manager

Computershare

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Meg Ogunsola

Associate Director

Deloitte Legal

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David Gracie

Director & Co-Founder

Indigo Independent Governance Limited

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Shumayea Khanom

Senior Consultant

EY

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Matthew Allen

Senior Director – Corporate Services

JTC

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Ben Harber

Head of Company Secretarial

Shakespeare Martineau LLP

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Jenny Warburton

Client Director

Equiniti

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Colette Reeves

Director, Governance & Compliance

Hazlewoods

RISING STARS

For those with fewer than six years’  experiencethat have made a significant impact within their team and the profession.
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Maria Constanti

Assistant Vice President

Barclays PLC

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Yana Fowle

Company Secretariat Assistant

Marks and Spencer Group PLC

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Saiman Nepal

Consultant, Legal Entity Management and Governance

Deloitte Legal

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Tim Page

Company Secretarial Trainee

Indigo: Independent Governance

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Reva Jain

Assistant Company Secretary

SGN

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Victoria Hands

Senior Assistant Company Secretary

Prudential Financial PLC

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Sarah Price

Assistant Company Secretary

Shawbrook Bank

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Alex Cox

Assistant Company Secretary

Ocado Group PLC

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Sam Wood

Assistant Company Secretary

Daiwa Capital Markets Europe limited

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Kirstin McDougall

Senior Assistant Company Secretary

Sig PLC

FUTURE LEADERS

For those that demonstrate the skills required to become a Head of Department within the next 5-10 years.
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Charlotte Mepham

Senior Manager

Prism CoSec

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Laura Sansum

Assistant Secretary

Nationwide Building Society

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Joe McManus

Senior Assistant Company Secretary

Nationwide Building Society

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Philip McCarron

Deputy Company Secretary

Doctor Care Anywhere Group PLC

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Yana Franke

Group Secretariat Manager (Assistant Company Secretary Level)

ITV

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Nameeta Pai

Deputy Company Secretary

Santander UK

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Shahena Sultana

Assistant Company Secretary

Vistry Group PLC

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Adithya Sivaraman

Company Secretarial Officer

Alter Domos

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Kerry Chapman

Assistant Company Secretary

Irwin Mitchell

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Keti Khukhunashvili

Company Secretary

TBC Bank Group PLC

JUDGING PANEL

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Dadiv Press

Founder & MD

DMJ Recruitment

David is one of the founding directors of DMJ, an award winning company secretarial and legal recruitment agency. Having worked in this specialist field since 1999, David is widely recognised as the leading authority on recruitment within the governance market.

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Joanna Harkus Madge

Deputy Company Secretary

Sainsbury's

Joanna is an accomplished and commercially minded governance professional. A proven problem solver with nearly 20 years' experience in both public and private companies, including nine years at a global private equity house. Prior to joining Sainsbury's, Joanna was Deputy Company Secretary at Moneysupermarket.com group plc.

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Gavin White

Group Company Secretary

Tilney Smith & Williamson (Rebranding to Evelyn Partners Group)

Gavin is a commercial governance and compliance professional with a strong track record of delivery gained primarily in global organisations. He has nearly 20 years' of governance experience working with impressive organisations such as Santander UK, HSBC, Shell UK, Centrica and more.

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Maddie Scrafton

Managing Director

UK Governance Services Computershare

Maddie heads up Computershare’s Governance Services team in the UK, providing managed services and governance advisory services to company secretaries and their teams. She joined Computershare after a successful period as Head of Governance for the board at HSBC, has worked with a range of clients during her time at EY and was previously Company Secretary of an AIM listed group.

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Kulbinder Dosanjh

Group Company Secretary

Phoenix Group

Kulbinder is a Group Company Secretary with extensive FTSE experience with a reputation for delivering influential solutions through strong leadership. She strives to breakdown barriers to facilitate collaborative working; passionate about managing individual development; monitoring performance and mentoring/coaching.

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