Global boardroom leaders, advisors to boards, and educators in the field of corporate governance.
Meet the Governance Advisory Council (GAC)
Excellence & Certification for Board Directors
The Governance Advisory Council (GAC) promotes excellence in boards through education and certification of directors. GAC is a unique collaboration to ensure that you are receiving the very latest and the best thinking in corporate governance.
The GAC comprises leaders from boardrooms across the globe, along with educators, industry influencers, employers and pedagogical experts. This ensures that the programmes that we deliver are exactly what is required of the modern board director. The GAC serves as our direct connection to the people that we certify, playing a pivotal role in the shaping of the courses and membership programmes that are delivered.
About the Council
The GAC promotes and encourages the highest standards in the education and certification for company directors.
The GAC provides validation and guidance on the programme and courses created and delivered by the Corporate Governance Institute.
The GAC ensures that graduates and members of the Corporate Governance Institute have the most up-to-date and relevant skills necessary to grow and prosper as company directors.
Setting a Global Standard
The Governance Advisory Council, along with our university accreditation, forms a globally recognised standard for our educational programmes. Boards can now have the confidence that directors educated by the Corporate Governance Institute have achieved the level of qualification required for today’s boardroom director.
The Governance Advisory Council (GAC) comprises global and local boardroom leaders, advisors to boards, executive search professionals, academics, as well as private and government advisors to boards.
Members of our Governance Advisory Council have held leadership positions at firms such as:
Meet some of the members of the advisory council
Bob Semple has more than 40 years’ business experience working as an accountant, auditor and management consultant.
For 36 years, he worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers where, most recently, he was partner responsible for governance and risk management services. He now works as a director and as an independent consultant – specialising in governance, risk management and board effectiveness reviews. Bob is a science graduate, a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Director and a Certified Psychometric Evaluator.
Dr. Robert Straw
Before joining China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Robert was Head of Talent Management, Leadership and Organisational Development Europe at Oerlikon AG. Robert has also been Professor of Finance and regularly teaches on the topics of leadership and financial leadership at corporate universities and university executive programmes.
Hedwige Nuyens is the CEO of the International Banking Federation, representing the banking industry at international level. In addition, she is serving as Chair of European Women on Boards. Previously she was Head of Group Prudential Affairs at BNP Paribas, Chief Financial Officer of the Catholic University Louvain and Chief Risk Officer of ABN Amro Bank in Belgium. Hedwige holds a Faculty of Law and a Master’s in financial sciences from the Catholic University Louvain, a Master’s in business administration and finance from the EHSAL Brussels.
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