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Governance Consultant

About this role:

  • Perform committee secretarial duties in support of regional and legal entity Executive Committees
  • Provide governance subject matter expertise
  • Run effective committee meetings
  • This is a 6 month fixed term contract


In this role, you will:

  • Provide governance subject matter expertise to stakeholders requiring committee approvals or noting of submissions.
  • Committee Secretary duties such as;
  • Preparing meeting agendas in collaboration with the Chairperson and distributing these to members
  • Organising Committee meetings, including sending calendar invites, booking meeting rooms and arranging virtual conferencing information.
  • Producing high quality and concise meeting minutes for sharing these with members in a timely manner post-meeting.
  • Ensuring that all outstanding action items, including escalations, are tracked and followed up on in a timely manner.
  • Ensure items for approval have been through a due diligence process and materials meet the required standard for committee members to review, challenge and approve in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining the membership and Terms of Reference of the Committee(s) and refreshing these on an annual basis or as required per the Committee Terms of Reference
  • Liaising clearly and effectively with lines of business, legal entity representatives and support groups to ensure timely material requests are sent, and that materials are received on time and meet the required standard. Knowledge sharing and training teams as required.
  • Quality assure and perform read across to ensure materials align to strategic plans.
  • Produce high quality consolidated committee packs and agendas
  • Conduct review meetings with Chairperson, liaising with relevant parties where revisions are required
  • Distributing committee papers in a timely manner to members prior to each meeting
  • Record keeping
  • Responding to any queries or requests relating to the Committees in a timely manner
  • Regularly review and obtain feedback on the performance of the committee, with a view to make ongoing continuous improvements to support the committee objectives.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Committees comply with standard financial and legal practice and maintain high standards of corporate governance


Required Qualifications, International:

  • Company secretarial experience is an advantage, preferably with a paralegal background and a good understanding of UK/European regulatory and governance requirements for Committees
  • Proactive, able to identify opportunities for improvement and act on these
  • Confidence to challenge information as required
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Exceptional organisational, analytical and documentation skills
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Excellent communication, networking and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in taking accurate and appropriate meeting minutes
  • Good understanding of business
  • Advanced computer skills including PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Unquestionable conduct, ethics and integrity
  • Able to work independently and collaborate positively to meet deadlines

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.


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