Former Shell plc legal director among ACC noms for global board

Donny Ching is the sole Australian nominee

Former Shell plc legal director among ACC noms for global board

A former legal director of Shell plc is the sole Australian nominee announced by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) as it unveiled the list of candidates for nomination to the 2025 ACC Global Board of Directors.

Donny Ching is presently a director on the board. He is among the names on the list for ACC Nominations and Governance Committee Members, which, aside from Ching, comprise the following:

  • Cristina Gonzalez, chief legal officer, Staples, Inc., USA (chair).
  • Tracy Preston, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, Macy’s, Inc., USA.
  • Adrian Goss, general counsel, audio and publishing UK, Bauer Media, UK
  • Naveen Raju, general counsel and executive vice president, group legal, Mahindra and Mahindra Limited, India.
  • Lisa Fleischer, chief legal officer, De Lage Landen Financial Services, Inc., US (at-large member).
  • Tia Gilford, assistant general counsel, ads legal, Meta Platforms Inc., US (at-large member)

“As the home of the in-house community, ACC has an incredibly diverse and accomplished membership, which was again reflected in an outstanding pool of candidates this year,” said Tracy M. Preston, ACC global board chair.

Among the nominees for the 2025 board are legal executives from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. The other nominees are as follows:

ACC Global Board of Director candidates to be nominated for election to a first term

  • Aviram Gavish, vice president and general counsel, Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd., Israel.
  • Dirk Naumann, general counsel, executive vice president, legal and regulatory, Orange Business, France and Germany. 
  • Inderpreet Sawhney, group general counsel and chief compliance officer, Infosys Limited, USA and India

ACC Global Board of Director candidates to be nominated for election to a second term

  • Sahia Ahmad, chief executive officer – regulatory policy and governance sector, Dubai Economy and Tourism, UAE.
  • Kobie Conner, senior director, business and legal affairs, film, Netflix, Inc., US.
  • Shannon Klinger, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, Moderna, US.
  • Justin Martin, associate general counsel, Electric Power Research Institute, US

“The nominees for the ACC 2025 Global Board of Directors are an exceptional group of individuals who will continue to strengthen a powerhouse board with a wide range of business and legal expertise,” said Veta T. Richardson, president and CEO of ACC. “We look forward to tapping into their diverse experiences, vision, and geographic location to further inform how ACC can better serve the global in-house community”.

Recent articles & video

Global firms bring A-game to support Orana BESS project

Sparke Helmore stacks partnership with even dozen

Senior associate ascends to partner at Creevey Horrell Lawyers

Litigation funder raises $35m

Gadens to merge with Canberra firm

Clio's APAC GM was a linguistics student who 'never considered' a career in legal

Most Read Articles

Kain Lawyers scoops up ex-PwC Australia legal business head as director

Hall & Wilcox helps CHG-Meridian acquire asset portfolio from Maia Financial

Maurice Blackburn director to helm the Australian Lawyers Alliance as national president

Lawyers seek access to Johnson & Johnson communications in talcum powder lawsuit