Executive Team

The experienced leadership team driving Governance360 forward and working to help our customers every day

Clive Bawden, Founder

Clive is Founder and CEO of Governance360.

He is an experienced Executive and Non-Executive Director and the regional Institute of Directors (IoD) Non-Executive Director of the Year 2018. After completing his chartered accountancy training with KPMG, Clive has since worked in industry for over 20 years (Inchcape, Saint-Gobain, Catalyst Corporate Finance and various portfolio roles)

Outside of work, having recently completed his governance terms as Trustee for Finance & Risk at leading charity the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Warwickshire Cricket Board, he is Non Independent Director at Skateboard GB (a new national governing body created to prepare the sport for inclusion in the Tokyo Olympics) and a member of the governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).

Clive Bawden, founder, Governance360
Sophie Blackmore, CMO

Sophie Blackmore, Chief Marketing Officer

Sophie is Governance360’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Experienced in marketing and PR, Sophie loves connecting with people through strategic communications and is responsible for Governance360’s marketing strategy, brand and content. An advocate of lifelong learning, in late 2020 Sophie completed the Marketing Week Mini MBA with Mark Ritson.

Graduating from Durham University with a BA in Theology, Sophie worked in events and communications, before moving into the events industry. With a sideways move into marketing for a busy agency, she has since gained over 14 years’ experience through a variety of industries and roles. Most recently she spent two years at Queen’s Award for Innovation winner Warwick Music as Marketing Manager before starting her marketing consultancy, Happy Marketer Ltd in 2021 alongside her work at Governance360.

John Cooke, Technical Advisor

John is Technical advisor at Governance360, with specific responsibility for the BoardSecure portal.

John has been responsible for the high level architecture, process flow and project management of BoardSecure and plays a key role in our ongoing developments.

John is involved in a number of fast growing businesses in executive and non-executive roles.  He holds the Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.

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