Modern Governance

Diligent Announces 2022 Modern Governance 100 Honorees


Leaders across governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG recognized for purpose-driven and sustainable business practices

New York, NY, September 12Diligent, the global leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG, today announced the honorees of the 2022 Modern Governance 100 at the Modern Governance Summit 2022. Now in its fourth year, the leading industry recognition program shines a spotlight on the world’s top audit, governance, compliance, ESG and risk professionals rising to the call for businesses to strive for excellence in their corporate governance practices.

“Today’s organizations are tasked with balancing risk and purpose while continuing to drive performance. As a result, the roles of GRC, audit and ESG professionals have become increasingly complex and important,” said Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent. “The leaders we’re honoring today are at the forefront of driving modern governance practices and are positioning their organizations for long-term success through sustainable business practices.” 
Modern Governance 100 honorees were nominated by their peers and executive leadership and represent companies across various sectors including Absa Group Limited, Cisco, Cyient, Deckers Outdoor Corporation, Nissan and United Service Organizations.

“I care deeply about governance processes and excellence. I am always looking for opportunities to allow my directors to make quick informed decisions and have the information they need at their fingertips, all the while keeping cyber security top of mind,” said Suzanne VanSligtenhorst, Corporate Governance Associate at New Gold who was recognized in the Boards & Governance Innovator category. “I am committed to continuing to innovate and improve the corporate governance processes at New Gold.”

This year’s Modern Governance 100 program has evolved to include five categories highlighting key areas of modern governance. These include:

  • Audit & Analytics All Star – An audit professional who has created an integrated view of audit to monitor and mitigate risks so that leaders can focus on achieving success.
  • Boards & Governance Innovator – An individual championing the ability for board members and executives to collaborate quickly and securely and move at the speed of the business.
  • Compliance & Ethics Leader – An individual evolving a compliance department to stay on top of ever-changing regulations, ensuring the organization can stay compliant externally while building a culture of ethics internally.
  • ESG, Diversity & Climate Trailblazer – A forward-thinker putting initiatives in place to measure and report on ESG in a meaningful way, helping their organization to do better and to stay accountable to stakeholders, communities and the planet.
  • Risk & Strategy Advisor – A business leader taking an integrated approach to monitoring and mitigating risks, including cybersecurity, so that leaders can focus on achieving success instead of solely on avoiding disaster.

To view the list of the 2022 Modern Governance 100 honorees and learn how they are demonstrating purpose-driven leadership, visit

About Diligent

Diligent is the global leader in modern governance, providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG. Serving more than 1 million users from over 25,000 customers around the world, we empower transformational leaders with software, insights and confidence to drive greater impact and lead with purpose. Learn more at

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