Charmian Averty

General Counsel, Which?

Nicholas Eldred

Director, NE Consulting Services

Paul George

Executive Director, Corporate Governance, Financial Reporting Council (FRC)

Paul is Executive Director of the Corporate Governance & Reporting Division. Paul joined the FRC in 2004 as the Director of the Professional Oversight Board.

He was Chair of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR) from April 2011 to April 2013.  He holds a degree in Accountancy and Financial Analysis from Warwick University, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1985 and was a partner from 1995 until he left the firm in 1999. In addition to being responsible for the audits of many major public interest entities he managed one of KPMG’s significant consulting businesses and was on their UK Consulting management committee.

Following KPMG, and prior to joining the Financial Reporting Council in 2004, Paul was a main board director of a UK publicly quoted company specialising in helping multi-national companies improve their operational efficiency and the effectiveness of their finance functions.

Andrew Fairhurst

Deputy Group Secretary, Legal & General Group

Kristina Ingate


Andrew Kidd

Legal Director, Corporate, Specsavers

Neil Murrin

General Counsel and Director, Regulatory Affairs, Trainline

Haran Rasalingam

Enterprise Agile Coach, Trainline

Haran Rasalingam is responsible for Agile Process and Culture at Trainline.  Operating out of the Technology Team, Haran’s role takes a holistic view in order to ensure smooth workflows throughout the business. Successful workflows require a combination of excellent technology, lightweight processes, which can be easily self-managed, and a culture of collaboration and trust among motivated people.

Haran graduated in Linguistic Science, but the Internet boom rekindled his childhood software hacking and drew him into software development.  Before Trainline, Haran’s tech career included spells at The Guardian, the BBC and  The people-side of making things work led to Haran taking a Masters in the field of Psychology, specialising in Psychotherapy, Counselling and Coaching.  With a combined background in software development and psychology, Haran’s experience covers the sweet spot where technology and humans meet and where most process solutions need to be found.

Dottie Schindlinger

Vice President and Governance Technology Evangelist, Diligent

Dottie Schindlinger is Diligent Corporation’s GRC Technology Evangelist and promotes the intersection of governance, risk management, compliance and technology as a recognized expert in the field. Diligent is the leading provider of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions designed to promote improved performance for boards and senior executives. In her role, Dottie provides thought leadership on related topics through digital and print publications, conference presentations, and workshops for board members and executives globally.

Dottie was a founding team member of BoardEffect, a board management software platform launched in 2007 focused on serving the needs of healthcare, higher education, and nonprofit boards.  Prior to helping found BoardEffect, Dottie spent 15 years working in governance-related roles, including as a board liaison, board member, senior executive, consultant and trainer of private, public, and nonprofit boards.  Dottie’s efforts helped BoardEffect expand from a four-person tech start-up to become an industry leader in the board portal space — serving over 1,700 organizations and more than 120,000 board members and senior executives.

Dottie’s career has included roles as various as program development with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Director of Training & Education for the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University, and Associate Faculty of La Salle’s Communication Department, teaching Public Speaking to incoming first-year students.  Dottie currently serves on the board of the Alice Paul Institute.  She received BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and holds certificates in Management and Board Leadership from The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University.