Academy faculty members are experienced business leaders from Fortune 500 organizations and subject matter experts in HR, talent management, organizational effectiveness, and leadership and development.

By sharing their insights and experiences academy faculty will impart real, usable knowledge that participants can apply to their jobs in real time. Our Program Directors will be joined by a distinguished faculty of experts in governance who will present case studies and work closely with the participants.

Dr. Carolyn Kay Brancato

Council Director & Academy Director

The Conference Board
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Donna Dabney

Executive Director, Governance Center  

The Conference Board
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Marco Becht

Professor of Finance Université Libre de Bruxelles 
Université Libre de Bruxelles Goldschmidt Professor of Corporate Governance at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

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Peter Doerr

Secretary of the Board of Directors

Holcim Ltd.
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Dr. David P. Doyle

Board Member/Senior Policy Advisor 

The Kangaroo Group (European Parliament) Group
TABD (Transstlantic Business Dialogue)
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Jonathan Labrey

Jonathan Labrey

Chief Strategy Officer

IIRC (International Integrated Reporting Council)

Peter Firestein

Advisor - Investor Intelligence, Reputation, Governance

Global Strategic Communications, Inc.
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Rebecca Grapsas


Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
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Bruno Heynen

Secretary to the Executive Committee and Adviser to the Board and Management 

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Peter King

Corporate Partner

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
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Valeria Piani

Head of Investor Engagements

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Harri Spolander

Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

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Aileen Taylor

Group Secretary

The Royal Bank of Scotland
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John C. Wilcox


Sodali, Ltd.
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Corporate Governance Academy Inquiry

Contact Johan Witters at
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Corporate Governance Academy Upcoming Dates

Small classes. Personal mentors. Preparing executives to lead change.


Academy Cohort A, 2015
June 25-26, preceded by a working dinner on June 24

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