Modern Governance

Diligent Appoints Blackstone’s Christine Anderson to Its Board of Directors

Anderson brings experience as board director with leadership acumen in ESG, brand and risk

New York, March 10, 2022Diligent, a global leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG, today announces the appointment of Christine Anderson as its newest independent board member. Anderson is the Global Head of External Relations at Blackstone, overseeing the company's public affairs, marketing and ESG efforts. She currently serves on the boards of Bumble Inc. (NASDAQ: BMBL), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.

Anderson brings extensive public affairs, marketing and Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) expertise from leadership roles in the investment sector, state and federal government and media industry. Prior to her current position at Blackstone, Anderson held political communications roles with the former Governor of New York, the Kerry-Edwards presidential campaign and the Clinton White House. She has also worked in other investment communications and media roles, including with UBS AG and ABC News.

“Christine has a proven track record of helping purpose-led businesses scale and stake out brand leadership,” said Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent. “Her vast experience leading Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance efforts for Blackstone will also enable us to further grow our own demonstration of ESG leadership to leave a positive impact on our communities.”

“I’m drawn to the relevance and timeliness of Diligent’s mission because good governance is foundational to corporate success,” said Anderson. “The most resilient companies confront risk head-on, yet there are staggeringly few holistic business solutions providers like Diligent. I see tremendous opportunity for Diligent to help global organizations advance ESG integration. My work at Blackstone focuses on reputational risk, brand and ESG and Diligent sits at the intersection of these disciplines.”


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