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Victoria Garvin FCG

Governance Director

Victoria has over 20 years’ experience in the governance field.
She was Head of Subsidiary Governance at Aviva plc (FTSE 100), a composite insurer covering a range of insurance from life cover through to pet insurance.
Victoria started at Aviva within their Life and Pensions business, a role that was extended to also include Secretariat support for the General Insurance business, before being asked to lead the global group-wide function overseeing the application of governance practices across the group.

Prior to joining Aviva, Victoria was the Company Secretary for Canada Life Group, the UK Division of The Great-West Life Co, a Canadian financial services group listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Previously she worked at Music Sale Group, a global music publisher as their Company Secretary.

Victoria has been a Trustee of a large Company Pension Scheme, a hybrid defined benefits and defined contribution scheme, during her role as a trustee the scheme underwent a triennial valuation and a detailed project on investment options.

Victoria is dynamic, versatile and commercially focused, with significant and broad knowledge of Company Secretarial and Governance functions spanning financial services and the media sector.

Victoria was named as one of Diligent Corporation’s Modern Governance ambassadors in 2019 and 2020, and in 2022 Victoria was appointed as a Non-Executive Director for the Scholars’ Education Trust.

Credentials & Awards

Good governance practices are key to the success of a business. Joining Beyond Governance will allow me to use my skills and governance expertise to help and support boards and their companies to succeed

Victoria Garvin , Governance Director

Companies Victoria Garvin Has Worked With:

Team Members

Erika Eliasson-Norris
Erika Eliasson-Norris LLM FCG
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Lisa Attenborough
Lisa Attenborough
Independent Chair
Sam Park
Sam Park
Chief Marketing Officer
James Kavanagh
James Kavanagh
Sales & Marketing Director
Andrew Harvey-Wrate
Andrew Harvey - Wrate FCG
Governance Director
John Davies
John Davies ACG
Governance Director
Juliet Dearlove
Juliet Dearlove LLB
Governance Director
Daniel Murray
Daniel Murray
Ambassador, USA
Lisa Keeling
Lisa Keeling ACG
Governance Adviser
Daniel Evans
Daniel Evans
Governance Research Consultant
Billy French
Billy French
Consultant
Hayley Goodhew
Hayley Goodhew
Marketing Executive

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