Aussie elected ACC global board chair
For the second year in a row, an Australian has been elected as the chair of the global board of directors for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).
In November 2021, Future Feed general counsel Mike Madden was elected as the ACC global board chair. Speaking on The Corporate Counsel Show following his election, Mr Madden highlighted the elevation of the GC role and why GCs make good business leaders.
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Now, Bauer Media Audio and Publishing GC Adrian Goss (pictured) — who is currently based in the UK, and last year served as the vice-chair for ACC’s global board of directors — is assuming the chair’s position. His election occurred at the ACC’s annual general meeting, held in Las Vegas.
Mr Goss also spoke on The Corporate Counsel Show last year, discussing riding waves of change as well as the challenges of operating in-house in a media company. He completed his secondary and tertiary education in Melbourne and worked in private practice at US firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and BigLaw firm Holding Redlich before moving in-house to Beyond Rights and Are Media. He has been with Bauer Media since August.
Mr Madden remains on ACC’s global board of directors.
ACC chief executive and president Veta Richardson said that the association’s global board of directors brings together “extraordinary business and legal expertise, combined with an invaluable variety of perspectives from around the world”.
“We are thrilled to capitalise on this level of knowledge to better serve our global membership,” she said.
Speaking about his election, as well as his service as chair of the nominating committee, Mr Goss said that the slate of highly qualified candidates made the selection process “a difficult one”.
“We greatly appreciate all those who expressed interest in serving our association. Volunteers at every level allow ACC to educate and connect with our members and the broader in-house community,” he said.