Stacey Cunningham takes the lead at NYSE’s corporate governance division

The New York Stock Exchange announced today that effective immediately, Stacey Cunningham has been named President of NYSE Governance Services, a leading provider of corporate governance, risk, ethics and compliance services for public and privately held companies.

As President, Ms Cunningham will oversee the NYSE Governance Services’ mission to provide best-in-class board education, leading compliance tools and services, such as codes of conduct and ethics training, while promoting collaboration and sharing of best-practices to support clients’ governance, risk and compliance (GRC) requirements. She reports to NYSE President Thomas Farley .

“The NYSE has stood for excellence in corporate governance for over 200 years and NYSE Governance Services is a natural extension of that focus, while meeting growing demand for GRC services. I am confident that Stacey’s background in serving customers in the financial markets will accrue to the benefit of our customers as she leads the next step in the expansion of our services,” said Thomas W. Farley , NYSE President.

“The conversation around today’s governance, risk and compliance landscape has become a significant focus in the boardroom and is increasingly a core focus for organizations of all size, maturity and geography,” said Cunningham. “I look forward to supporting the continued growth of our business based on the evolving GRC requirements of our clients around the world.”

Ms. Cunningham most recently was the Head of Sales & Relationship Management for NYSE Group, having commenced her tenure at the global firm on  December 10, 2012. At that time, Ms Cunningham joined the NYSE Euronext Global Sales team as Vice President for U.S. Relationship Management with responsibility for account management including revenue production across the full suite of equities-based products and services.

Subsequently, NYSE sold Euronext to ICE in the summer of this year, however in  her previous roles Ms. Cunningham reported to Christine Sandler, Executive Vice President, Global Sales. Prior to that, she served in a similar role at NASDAQ OMX.

NYSE Governance Services provides governance, compliance and ethics tools, training and content at every level of an organization – from employee to directors – and has been a trusted leader for more than 15 years in the governance space, providing services to more than 650 companies globally.

For the full announcement from NYSE, click here.

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