Victoria Garvin - FCG

Governance Director

Victoria is a dynamic and versatile Governance Professional with over 20 years’ experience, primarily within the highly regulated financial services sector.

Victoria worked at Aviva plc where she led the global group-wide governance function and oversaw the development and implementation of governance practices across the group.

ESG & B-Corp, CoSec On-Demand, Governance Gap Analysis, Coaching & Training, Governance Framework, Board Evaluation


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. Victoria is an experienced director having held directorship roles as part of her professional remit and currently sits on the Board of a Multi-Academy Trust as a non-executive director role and is a member of its Remuneration Committee and Education Standards Committee. She was previously a trustee of a large hybrid (DB and DC) pension scheme.

Victoria has worked with:

Service Areas

Training & Coaching

Victoria is no stranger to the boardroom and regularly advises boards, develops and delivers board induction programmes, provides ongoing director training and embeds effective and efficient boardroom practises and reporting making the best use of the board’s precious time.
Victoria is a qualified Executive Coach and an expert trainer with many years’ experience. She delivers tailored training for boards, and coaches chairs, directors, and her governance peers to succeed.

Board Evaluation

Victoria is an expert in board evaluations having designed and developed board effectiveness reviews for implementation on a global basis. She has supported on externally facilitated reviews, bringing in her expertise as a Coach to assess the behavioural elements that are often at play within boardroom dynamics.

Governance Frameworks

Victoria understands that nothing gets done without measurement. She’s designed and developed governance framework schemata; built governance dashboards and KPIs; upskilled and streamlined in-house governance teams and embedded global governance principles that work in practice and comply with the differing international legal, regulatory, and cultural backdrop.She has managed multinational groups with over 1,500+ entities and has led entity rationalisation programmes where 200 subsidiaries were prepared for liquidation.

ESG & B-Corp

Victoria since joining Beyond Governance has supported a variety of clients, a large US listed company, FTSE250 fintech company to a large UK charity to fill-short term roles. He has previously held interim roles with a FTSE250 financial services company assisting with governance projects included delegated authorities, governance code gap analysis and supporting the board and committees of one of their major subsidiaries. He also assisted a listed financial services company implementing a delegated authorities policy and providing board and committee support.

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