The Conference Board uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how The Conference Board collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies. 
Corporate Governance Council

Apply Here

The Corporate Governance Council was founded in Europe in recognition of the growing importance attached by investors to the effectiveness of the corporate board. It has strong connections to the Corporate Governance Research Center, based in New York. The Council is dedicated to executives with governance interest and responsibility, based in Europe, including corporate secretaries, legal counsel, and institutional investors responsible for corporate governance policies

Due to the success of the first peer group, The Conference Board is now launching the Corporate Governance Council II which will run in parallel as a sister council. More information and registration are available on the webpage.

Companies & Members - Corporate Governance Council

  • ABB Technology Ventures Ltd
  • Ageas SA/NV
  • Allianz Global Investors GmbH
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Assicurazioni Generali SpA
  • BBVA
  • BP International Ltd.
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Credit Suisse Group AG
  • EQT Partners
  • Electricity Supply Board
  • Givaudan International SA
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • HSBC Holdings plc
  • Husqvarna AB
  • ING Group
  • Keller Group plc
  • Kingfisher plc
  • LafargeHolcim
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Mubadala
  • Naspers
  • Nestlé S.A.
  • Novartis International AG
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • PGIM Financial Ltd
  • Rio Tinto plc
  • Schindler Holding Ltd.
  • Sodexo
  • Solvay S.A.
  • Swiss Reinsurance Company
  • Telenet Group Holding N.V.
  • Tenaris S.A.
  • Tetra Pak International SA
  • UBS Group AG
  • UCB SA
  • Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)
  • University of St. Gallen
  • Zurich Insurance Group

Enduring relationships are at the core of the council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and help extend value across your organization. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences as well as access to specific knowledge, saving you precious time. Council membership benefits:

  • Collective problem-solving that puts your issue on the agenda
  • Benchmarking through regular surveys of relevant Council member company practices
  • Multi-functional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives. More than 100 councils work together across functions and geographies, covering more than 50 functions
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

  • Comparative Corporate Governance - Key Issues Going Forward for Global Companies and Investors
  • The Role of the Board in Providing Oversight in Increasingly Complex Tech Areas such as AI/Business Data Harvesting/Privacy and the Ethical Implications for the Company and the Board
  • Pressures by NGOs on Companies and Their Subsidiaries to Ensure Against Human Rights Violations
  • The Shareholder Rights Directive II and its effect on companies and investors
  • Issues for the 2020 AGM Season

Members are Senior Corporate Governance Officers, Corporate Secretaries and Secretaries to Board of Directors and Institutional Investors responsible for corporate governance policies.

Dr. Carolyn Kay Brancato

Dr. Carolyn Kay Brancato

Co-Council Director, Corporate Governance Council
The Conference Board
Read Bio

Bruno Heynen

Bruno Heynen

Co-Council Director, Corporate Governance Council
The Conference Board
Read Bio

Our Mission

All proceeds support The Conference Board's educational, scientific, and not-for-profit mission.

For more information

Please contact Marie-Laure Bultot at
+32 2 566 99 06

What our Members Say







Support Our Work

Support our nonpartisan, nonprofit research and insights which help leaders address societal challenges.