1/6/16 Houston | In Conversation with Lady Barbara Judge, Chair, IoD
The NACD Texas TriCities Chapter hosted Lady Barbara Judge in Houston for a fireside chat with Chapter Advisor, Anna Catalano. Lady Barbara Judge, a trained commercial lawyer with both British and American citizenship, has an unusually broad and successful international career as a senior executive, chairman and non-executive director in both the private and public sectors. In 1980, Lady Judge was appointed by the President as the youngest-ever Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission and initiated regulatory reforms to open the US capital markets. She currently serves and is the first female National Chair of the UK Institute of Directors. The fireside chat included discussions around current corporate governance challenges in 2016, her experience and contribution to the nuclear and financial services industries, comparisons of European vs US governance practices, and her role as the first female chair of the IoD.
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Location and Time
111 N Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77024
7:00 am Registration / Networking / Breakfast Buffet Opens
7:30 am Breakfast / Roundtable Introductions and Topic Discussion
7:50 am Program Presentation Begins
8:30 am Audience Q&A
9:00 am Adjourn Presentation
9:15 am Final Networking
Lady Barbara JudgeNational Chairman, UK Institute of Directors
Chairman, UK Pension Protection Fund
Lady Barbara Judge, a trained commercial lawyer with both British and American citizenship, has an unusually broad and successful international career as a senior executive, chairman and non-executive director in both the private and public sectors.
She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and Juris Doctor with honors from New York University Law School and was a partner in a major US law firm specializing in constitutional law as well as corporate and financial transactions.
In 1980 Lady Judge was appointed by the President as the youngest-ever Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission and initiated regulatory reforms to open the US capital markets.
She moved to Hong Kong in 1983 as the first woman main board executive director of a London merchant bank, Samuel Montagu & Co. She then held a series of senior positions in banking in the US and UK. She was head of the International Private Banking Group of Bankers Trust and a non-executive director of United Asset Management Inc. She was also the first woman director of News International as well as deputy chairman of Friends Provident pic.
She is currently the first woman National Chairman of the UK Institute of Directors. In addition, since 2010 Lady Judge has been Chairman of the UK Pension Protection Fund. She will complete her two terms on May 1, 2016.
Prior thereto, she served as Chairman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority from 2004 to 2010. During this time she also served on the Board of Directors for the UK Government's Energy Group and was a non-executive director of the then Department for Constitutional Affairs. From 2004 to 2007 she was Deputy Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council, the UK regulatory authority for accounting and corporate governance, and from 2007-2009 she was a public member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants. In addition she was Chairman of the UK/US Committee on Corporate Governance.
In 2010 she was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honors for services to the nuclear and financial services industries. In 2015 she was awarded the Times Non-Executive Director of the Year for a Public Sector Organization for her achievements as Chairman of the UK Pension Protection Fund.
Anna Catalano, ModeratorDirector, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Willis Group Holdings, Kraton Performance Polymers, Chemtura Corporation, Alzheimer’s Association, Houston Grand Opera Advisory Board, Edelman Berland and Kellogg Innovation Network of Northwestern University
Anna C. Catalano manages an active board portfolio, serving as an independent director for both public corporations and not-for-profit organizations. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Mead Johnson Nutrition, Willis Group Holdings, Chemtura Corporation, Kraton Performance Polymers, and Advisory Board member of Edelman Berland. In the not-for-profit sector, Ms. Catalano is a member of the National Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association, a Board Member of the Houston Grand Opera, and an honorary co-founder and advisory board member of the Kellogg Innovation Network of Northwestern University.
With over 30 years of corporate experience, Ms. Catalano is a renowned expert on the topics of marketing and strategic branding, international business, and is an outspoken champion of women in business. Her extensive career spanned three continents in both operational and functional roles. In 1995 as President, Amoco Orient Oil Company in Beijing, China, she successfully completed Amoco’s first downstream joint venture in the PRC. As Senior Vice President for Amoco in 1998, she was responsible for the company’s US retail business. In her final executive role as Group Vice President, Marketing for BP in London, she was instrumental in repositioning the BP brand, and a primary voice behind the campaign to establish BP’s “beyond petroleum” positioning. At the end of 2003, she left BP to pursue other professional and personal interests.
Ms. Catalano holds a BS degree in Business from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and has been recognized on Fortune’s ranking of “The Most Powerful Women in International Business”. She is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics including board governance, innovation, corporate reputation, and the advancement of women in business. Her thoughts on various aspects of leadership can be found on her blog, www.shades-of-leadership.com.