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Governance Institute appoints new chair

A non-executive director, lawyer and governance expert is set to become the new chair of Governance Institute of Australia.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 27 July 2021 Corporate Counsel
Pauline Vamos
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Pauline Vamos (pictured), who is a former senior regulator with ASIC and former chief executive of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, has been appointed as the new chair for Governance Institute.

The appointment, the national member association said, is a “key part of an independent governance review of Governance Institute in response to a rapidly changing governance landscape”. 

John Mazengarb, who is chairing the independent governance review committee and is a past president of Governance Institute, said the appointment is a major step in laying the future path for the 112-year-old association.


“We are delighted to have Pauline as Chair of Governance Institute’s board,” he said.

“Pauline is a high-calibre, well-known leader and her appointment is a key part of Governance Institute’s modernisation as we confirm ourselves as the leading national governance body, both now and into the future.

“This is an exciting time for us as we place a firm focus on innovation, modernisation and ensuring we continue to lead governance and risk management practice. I would also like to acknowledge the Institute’s outgoing president, Andrew Leake, who has maintained the momentum of this important process during 2021.” 

Ms Vamos said she is delighted to join Governance Institute as its new chair, saying she is looking forward to working with the institute’s Board, CEO Megan Motto and the members. 

“We will be even more member focused, continue to enhance our education offerings and be an even stronger voice on broader governance issues,” she proclaimed.

“As governance professionals, we play a key role in assisting society navigate growing complexity and increasing challenges. Climate change risk, real time technological change, cyber risk, and the changing notion of consumers are just some of the issues that will require an evolution of our boards, our company secretaries and risk professionals.”

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