A non-executive director, lawyer and governance expert, Ms Vamos is also a former senior regulator with ASIC and replaces Andrew Leake.
Chair of the Independent Governance Review committee and past President, John Mazengarb, welcomed Ms Vamos, saying the appointment is a major step in laying the future path for the national membership and education association, now in its 112th year.
“Pauline is a high-calibre, well-known leader and her appointment is a key part of the Governance Institute’s modernisation as we confirm ourselves as the leading national governance body, both now and into the future,” he said.
“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.
He also acknowledged the Institute’s outgoing President Andrew Leake.
Ms Vamos said she is looking forward to working with the Institute’s Board, its CEO Megan Motto and its members.
“We will be even more member focused, continue to enhance our education offerings and be an even stronger voice on broader governance issues,” Ms Vamos said.
“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.
“I am excited to be part of these discussions as Chair of the Board and President of Governance Institute.”
About Pauline Vamos (BALLB, FASFA, GAICD)
Non-executive director of Mercer Superannuation Australia Limited, the Banking and Finance Oath and Chief Executive Women.
Chair of Interaction Disability Services and Moneytech Group.
More than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including as a senior regulator with ASIC.
Former CEO of Regnan, a research and engagement provider focused on long term ESG risks of the ASX 200 for institutional investors, and former CEO of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA).
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