Perrigo, NRG, Chesapeake Utilities headline corporate governance awards
This year’s winners include PepsiCo, Prudential, Target, Intel, and PSEG, to name just a few. The full list of award categories and winners is provided below. To view the full list of nominees and the process by which they were chosen, please visit the Corporate Secretary website.
‘There are lots of rankings and awards for boards and directors. By contrast, these awards celebrate the corporate secretaries, general counsel and other governance officers toiling behind the scenes,’ says Neil Stewart, editorial & research director of Corporate Secretary, which is owned by Cross Border, the publisher of IR Magazine.
‘The other 364 days of the year they work in the shadow of senior management and directors. Today they take a well-deserved bow.’
Corporate Secretary’s Corporate Governance Awards celebrate the best efforts of individuals, teams and companies in the world of governance, risk and compliance. This year, more than 100 nominations were received for the 13 award categories.
These were then reviewed by a panel of judges including two former chairpersons of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.
Corporate Governance Awards 2014 winners
Best CSR disclosure policy
Best shareholder engagement
TIE: PepsiCo and Prudential Financial
Best use of technology by a corporate secretary or GC
Best proxy statement (small to mid-cap)
Best proxy statement (large cap)
Courtney McCormick, PSEG
Governance professional of the year (small to mid-cap)
Stacie Roberts, Chesapeake Utilities Corp
Governance professional of the year (large cap)
Todd Kingma, Perrigo Company
Corporate governance team of the year (small to mid-cap)
Chesapeake Utilities Corp
Corporate governance team of the year (large cap)
Best compliance & ethics program (small to mid-cap)
Best compliance & ethics program (large cap)
Best overall corporate governance – international
Lydia Beebe – corporate secretary and chief governance officer, Chevron
Broadridge, Center for Audit Quality, Computershare Georgeson, Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries, Diligent Board Member Services, EMC, GE, Gibson Dunn, Innisfree, Marsh & McLennan Companies, McGraw-Hill Financial, Monsanto, National Association of Corporate Directors, Okapi Partners, RR Donnelley