Erika Percival


Erika Eliasson-Norris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Erika has over 14 years’ experience in the governance field.

Erika founded Beyond Governance having fast tracked her career to become one of the UK’s youngest FTSE 250 board governance advisers at 32.

She was Group Company Secretary at Low & Bonar plc (FTSE SmallCap engineering company) and prior to that Group Company Secretary at The Restaurant Group plc (FTSE 250 hospitality company). Previously she worked at InterContinental Hotels Group plc (FTSE 100 dual listed in New York), Premier Foods plc (FTSE 250), ICAP plc (FTSE100 financial services) and KPMG.

She was part of two ‘class 1’ deal teams at Premier Foods plc that in 2011 sold their canning division to Princes for £182m and Quorn into private equity for £205m. In 2012 she was also part of the team who refinanced Premier Food’s £1.4bn debt and sold their pickles and vinegars business for £41m. She also supported on Low & Bonar’s £165m debt refinancing in 2018 and has over her career managed nine CEO/CFO successions and two Chairmen as well as activist investors forcing succession and demonstrating at AGMs. She now works with companies of all sizes to develop fit for purpose governance.


Erika is a moderator for The Chartered Governance Institute’s Board Dynamics module and Development of Strategy module for their professional qualification and is a regular speaker at governance and Institute of Director events. She is also a member of the IoD’s Centre for Corporate Governance Stakeholder Governance Working Group.


Erika has significant experience of working in Company Secretarial and Governance functions across the engineering/manufacturing, FMCG, hospitality and financial services industries.

I founded Beyond Governance having seen good governance transform a business and having become frustrated by the lack of practical insights from governance consultants.

Erika Eliasson-Norris, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Companies Erika Has Worked With:
Other Team Members:

Lisa Attenborough

Non-Executive Director


Juliet Dearlove

Governance Director


John Davies

Governance Director


Andrew Harvey - Wrate

Governance Director


Victoria Garvin

Governance Director

Lisa Keeling

Lisa Keeling

Governance Adviser


James Kavanagh

Sales and Marketing Director


Hayley Goodhew

Marketing Executive


Client Reviews

What our clients say about us

Edwina Blackford
Edwina Blackford
Governance Director, Ruffer LLP
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* 97% of Group Company Secretaries report more effective governance teams We have worked with Beyond Governance for the past year. The team quickly ascertained our needs and worked effectively...
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Laura Slack
Environment and Sustainability Agent
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* 94.4% would recommend us to their peers Honeywell Biscuit Co has always been environmentally and socially conscious, but we made the decision to take this further and to…
Tim Parfitt
Tim Parfitt
CEO of Netcel Limited.
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* 88.8% client retention after Governance Gap Analysis. Beyond Governance works with efficiency and commercial pragmatism to channel their experience to assist Netcel...
Company Secretary
FTSE 250 Investment Management Firm
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Jason Bullock
Jason Bullock
CEO of Numerous Limited
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Charly Young
Charly Young
CEO, The Girls' Network
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Company Secretary
FTSE 250 Investment Management Firm
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* 82.5% of Company Secretaries said they benefited from our cross-sector insights. Beyond Governance has brought a fresh way of thinking and lots of new design ideas to our annual report process which I have found incredibly helpful.