Founder and Principal, Veaco Group
ESG Center Fellow
Kristina Veaco is a corporate governance consultant and the founder of Veaco Group, a corporate governance advisory firm. She and her team provide practical corporate governance advisory and support services to public, private and nonprofit entities and their boards of directors. The firm’s legal and governance services include: independent board evaluations and effectiveness studies; board composition, skills assessments and board succession planning; governance reviews and audits.
Prior to forming Veaco Group, Kris advised public companies on securities law compliance and corporate governance as in-house corporate securities counsel. Most recently she ran the Office of the Corporate Secretary for McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 15 company. Prior to that, Kris headed the corporate securities group at AirTouch Communications, Inc. (now Vodafone Group plc) and her responsibilities included the corporate secretary function as well as securities law compliance. Kris frequently speaks and writes on corporate governance matters. She is a longstanding member of the Society for Corporate Governance. Recent publications include: Annual Meeting Handbook, (Broadridge Financial Solutions, 2018); The Role of the Corporate Secretary: Facilitating Corporate Governance and the Work of Corporate Boards, 96 Corporate Practices Series (BNA), with Cherie Sorokin (October 2013, updated November 2016); Board and director evaluations circa 2014, Directors and Boards, Annual Report 2015, The Year in Governance, with Cherie Sorokin
Kris graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Political Science/Public Service with highest honors. She was a Regents Scholar and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D. from Hastings College of the Law.