Investor Relations and Diversity with Rachel Sakurai


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In this episode of YS Up Governance and Boards Podcast, 3YS Owls Governance Consultants, Ainslie Cunningham and Deb Anderson interview Rachel Sakurai and together we explored the world of corporate governance, investor relations, social responsibilities and the powers of empathetic leadership. Very relevant topics as we all continue to operate through a pandemic with many organisations re-examining their purpose and their related interests.

"The whole AGM season is a good example of businesses having to adapt technology. We’ve hit in a mini peak at the moment where there's been a bit of resistance for going down a hybrid or a virtual AGM model and the current state of play has accelerated that process." - Rachel Sakurai

Summary of episode
  • Corporate Governance
  • Investor Relations and proxy voting
  • Virtual and hybrid Annual General Meetings (AGM)
  • Ongoing annual review of Corporate Governance policies
  • Leadership
  • Cultural and gender diversity
  • “The Jamie Young Cup”
  • Rachel trekking through Nepal for World Youth International

About Rachel Sakurai
Rachel is a highly motivated professional with over 20 years’ experience in the financial services/ Technology (FINTEC) industry with most of her corporate career within Senior Management for an ASX50 listed entity. She is currently an Executive General Manager for Australia with Computershare.

Her specialties include executive leadership, business development, talent growth, solution selling, change enablement, corporate governance and strategic thinking. She is known as a visionary who has the unique ability to transform challenges into opportunities bringing improved profitability and an engaged team.

Rachel is incredibly well connected within the business community and is seen as a trusted advisor within in the markets she operates in. Rachel has experience both working for boards and serving on boards including a former advisory board position for an A-League club.

Rachel has always been passionate about making a positive impact and has been heavily involved in innovating changes and fundraising for some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities – her love of sport, business acumen and commitment to community saw the successful conception of “The Jamie Young Cup” held in the Gorkhana region of Nepal in May 2019.

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YS Up - Governance and Boards Podcast is an easy to understand educational podcast covering hot topics in governance, risk, latest regulatory changes and issues keeping directors and executives awake at night. A practical guide to assist in navigating the complex regulatory minefield, increased public scrutiny, erosion of trust, climate change, modern slavery, non-financial risks, systemic cultural problems and other challenges facing companies in Australia in 2020 and beyond. Are you a company secretary, director, board member, C-Suite, executive or senior manager with an interest in governance, risk and regulatory change? Then this is the podcast for you!

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