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Company Secretary - Susan Swabey

Joined Smith+Nephew in May 2009 as Company Secretary with responsibility for Board support and corporate governance, employee and executive share plans and subsidiary governance. In 2016 she also assumed responsibility for leading the Group's risk management programme. She is based in Watford, UK.

Skills and Experience 

Susan has over 30 years’ experience as a Company Secretary in a wide range of companies including Prudential plc, Amersham plc and RMC Group plc. Her work has covered board support, corporate governance, remuneration, corporate transactions, group risk management, share registration, listing obligations, corporate social responsibility, pensions, insurance and employee and executive share plans.

Susan holds an MA from Corpus Christi College Oxford in Literae Humaniores and is a Fellow of ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute. She is also Chair of the CBI Companies Committee and of ShareGift, the share donation charity. Susan is a member of the Financial Reporting Council Lab Steering Group and a frequent speaker on corporate governance and related matters.


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