John Davies

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John Davies

Governance Director

John has over 25 years experience of the annual report and accounts process…

…and has enjoyed helping various organisations review and improve their corporate governance frameworks. 

 

John began his career at Cadbury Schweppes plc when it was a FTSE 100 company.

He has since worked in a variety of organisations including Virgin Group, Royal London and QBE as well as in professional services.

In 2019, John decided to focus on interim opportunities before joining Beyond Governance as a consultant in 2021. John has spent much of the last ten years in Financial Services where he has focussed on supporting boards and committees – minuting is a particular strongpoint along with senior stakeholder management. He has significant experience of the annual report and accounts process and has enjoyed helping various organisations review and improve their corporate governance frameworks. John sees relationship management as an extremely important and underappreciated part of the role for an effective company secretary and values the part soft skills have to play, particularly in today’s world of remote working and virtual meetings.

The chance to do something different in a company that is much more interested in what I can do than what I can’t and what I do know rather than what I don’t. This means I’ve been able to find a niche and a home in a place that values what I bring and cares about what I think.  

John Davies, Governance Director
Companies John Has Worked With:
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Other Team Members:
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Erika Eliasson-Norris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Lisa Attenborough

Non-Executive Director

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Juliet Dearlove

Governance Director

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Andrew Harvey - Wrate

Governance Director

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Victoria Garvin

Governance Director

Lisa Keeling

Lisa Keeling

Governance Adviser

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James Kavanagh

Sales and Marketing Director

Hayley

Hayley Goodhew

Marketing Executive

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