Fran Finucan, the Company Secretary of ASX-listed Collins Foods Limited (ASX:CKF), has been named the inaugural 2020 winner of Governance Top 100 which was launched this year by 3YS Owls Governance Consultants.
Ms Finucan was chosen from an elite field of corporate governance professionals across a range of ASX-listed companies, not-for-profit groups, government organisations and private companies. Entrants represented large and small entities from various industry sectors including banking and financial services, superannuation, insurance, agriculture, aviation, airports, surf lifesaving, retail, food and beverage, mining, local city councils, property, technology, fintech, energy, resources and infrastructure.
As part of her submission to Governance Top 100 Ms Finucan said: “Good governance looks effortless and often underestimated.” She identified the award as an important initiative in acknowledging to the broader business community the vital work undertaken by her peers in the industry.
Ainslie Cunningham, co-founder and director of 3YS Owls, said the judging panel was impressed by the calibre of the nominees who participated in Governance Top 100 and the quality of their governance initiatives despite the unprecedented challenges they faced.
There are amazing governance professionals driving change in their organisations every day, and this award truly emphasises the value and benefit that robust governance frameworks and the individuals that are responsible for driving these initiatives bring to an organisation.“ Governance as a profession is ever evolving and is made up of individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds. As passionate governance professionals ourselves, we are thrilled to be able to shine a light on the governance leaders of the future.
Ainslie Cunningham, Co-Founder and Director, 3YS Owls
The judging panel for Governance Top 100 received nominations from governance professionals across Australia.
The event encouraged both peer and self-nominations, which proved difficult for those self-nominating as we were faced with people feeling like they were not worthy of nominating, but they were very much deserving of recognition. We have received an overwhelming response of gratitude from the nominees and support from their peers and organisations for launching this initiative.
Deb, Co-Founder and Director, 3YS Owls
If you are a company secretary, general counsel, risk manager, CRO, CFO, CEO, director, chair or other governance professional that is paving the way for governance in your organisation we want you to be part of Governance Top 100 in 2021. Click here to register your interest.
Governance Top 100 has been made possible through the ongoing commitment and support of culturally aligned partners who are all champions of governance in their own right. The partners include Computershare, Governance Institute of Australia, McCullough Robertson Lawyers and Nasdaq Governance Solutions.
Fran Finucan (pictured), Nasdaq MarketSite, Times Square, New York
Congratulations to the winner and all of the finalists which can be found here: Governance Top 100
If you would like to find out how to become a Nominee, or would like to be a Sponsor for the event, for 2021 call us at 1300 3YS OWLS (397 695) or get in touch.
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