2010 GEO Board Results
Congratulations to our new and re-elected Board members.

 
  Phil Ainsley
Equiniti
June Anne Burke
Baker & McKenzie
Robert Head
Pearson
Brian Ruff
Eli Lilly
 
GEO Board 2010
 
  Debbie Tsoi-A-Sue
Yahoo!
Sean Trotman
Deloitte
Anne Vaucheret
Publicis Groupe
Jewon Wee
ISP Advisors
 
GEO Board Election

 

 

PHIL AINSLEY*
Equiniti (UK)

I've been involved in equity reward since 1990 and believe it is a fantastic way to engage employees, align the interests of different stakeholders and support the achievement of key business goals. It's also a constantly changing environment where legislative, fiscal and practical considerations keep me interested and keen to understand more. I have been a GEO supporter since 2001 and served on the Board since 2005. During that time, I've been the Chair of the Chapter Development Committee (16 active Chapters & growing!) and a member of the Marketing and Speaker Selection Committees. I would welcome an opportunity to serve on the Board for another term to help widen GEO's global reach through the development of new Chapters and extend the GEO community beyond its current boundaries.


 

JUNE ANNE BURKE*
Baker & McKenzie (US)

I am currently serving my second term on the GEO Board of Directors. For the last two years, I have been a member of the Executive Committee of the Board and was appointed Secretary of the Board at the beginning of the current fiscal year. In my platform statement of three years ago, I commented on the importance of GEO to the stock plan community and its success in expanding membership around the world. During my current term, the Board has devoted considerable time and energy into further strengthening the organization by thinking 'out of the box' in order to find ways in which GEO can offer more value to issuer and provider members around the world. These efforts have resulted in a number of initiatives that are either in the process of being implemented or are under consideration. I believe that the willingness to challenge ourselves to improve the organization as it matures is the key to GEO's future success. I have specialized in the tax, legal and regulatory aspects of global equity plans for approximately 15 years. I joined Baker & McKenzie over three years ago as a Global Equity Services (GES) Partner in the Firm's New York Office. I received my undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and my Juris Doctor from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law. I completed a substantial portion of the New York University School of Law LL.M. Program in Taxation. I have spoken on global equity topics at numerous conferences, including GEO Annual Conferences, Chapter and Regional Events. I have written many articles on global equity. I believe that my years of experience in the law firm and consulting firm environment enable me to approach issues from multiple perspectives. I work with a broad range of individuals within client organizations from senior management, legal, tax, finance and HR. In addition, many of my clients are non-US multinational companies. I have been fortunate to be part of global organizations for over 20 years, including Baker & McKenzie, which is an international law firm (a Swiss Verein) with approximately 70% of its lawyers being non-US nationals in offices outside the US. No other professional organization has succeeded in providing an international forum for discussion of global equity related topics to the same extent as GEO. I would like to continue to participate in GEO's continued growth and development as a Board member for the next three years, and I hope that you will give me this opportunity.


 
 

ROBERT HEAD
Pearson plc (UK)

I have worked in compensation and reward in one way or another for the whole of my professional career. My particular areas of expertise are executive remuneration, annual and long-term incentives, and discretionary and all-employee equity programs. At Pearson, I have been personally involved with most types of equity-based compensation plans and for all types of people. Our plans extend to 60 countries. I have lived through the corporate stock plan cycle more than a few times and know what the issues are. My approach is strategic. I like to be clear about what we are trying to achieve, how a particular stock plan will help us do that, and what the costs and benefits are to the organisation. My approach is also pragmatic and participant focussed and my goal is to minimise bureaucracy and to improve communication. At Pearson, I believe we live our values through our stock plans. We recognise that everybody's contribution counts wherever they are in the organisation. We want people to feel engaged and have a voice. And ultimately we believe the best way for people to share in the fortunes of their company is to own part of it. I know many GEO members whether advisers, other corporate issuers, or members of similar networks. Pearson is a twice GEO award winner and I have had the privilege of serving as a GEO award judge. Over the last year or so, Pearson hosted a successful London meeting of the UK/Channel Islands chapter, I joined Janet Cooper and others on a lively discussion panel at the GEO UK Regional Meeting talking about the future of share plan design, and I was co-opted to serve as ad hoc issue representative on the speaker selection committee for the 2010 GEO Conference. I was very grateful to receive recognition for these activities at the conference. I look forward to my continuing association with GEO and, if successful, serving as a member of the board.


 
 
 

BRIAN RUFF*
Eli Lilly & Co. (US)

As the Director of Global Compensation for Eli Lilly and Company, I am responsible for the strategic design, governance, implementation, and compliance of compensation, incentive and equity programs spanning 40,000 participants, 120 countries and many local cultures. In addition to consulting with Lilly's senior management and Compensation Committee consultant, I am an active speaker on equity design, compliance, and implementation best practices at various conferences and educational forums. I also leverage my background in IT systems to automate program administration whenever possible. As a current GEO Board member, I focused on helping members make productive connections through conference activities including the issuer luncheons, educational presentations and networking events, participated in local chapter meetings, and chaired the Technology Committee of the Board that replaced the entire GEO IT infrastructure. Although these activities have had positive impact, if elected I would leverage my Board and professional experience to further advance member communication and diversity. My specific areas of focus would include the development of unique electronic and face-to-face interaction opportunities, prioritization of GEO investments based on member input, encouraging global chapter development, and supporting further enhancements to the GEO website. I received my Bachelor of Science in computer science from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and my MBA from Indiana University's Kelly School of Business. I co-chair the Merrill Lynch client advisory council, received my CEP designation from Santa Clara University, and I am a member of the Global Equity Organization (GEO), the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP), and the total rewards association, World at Work.


 
 

SEAN TROTMAN*
Deloitte & Touche (US)

It has been a major highlight in my career, and a true pleasure, to have been a part of the development and success of GEO over the last several years. With unprecedented legislative and regulatory changes affecting equity compensation, I believe it is critical to have a central body for staying connected to industry leaders and the people who are impacted most. GEO plays a key role in helping equity plan practitioners stay on top of the challenges we all face. As an example, a number of Board members have recently collaborated to create "GEOnomics '09", a journal of thought pieces to which I contributed a chapter on 'The Current State of Stock Plans' to help advance this goal. Looking back on the past 11 years since the inception of GEO, I am excited at how much GEO has achieved. I take particular satisfaction from the fact that every year GEO's annual conference has continued to attract a truly global mix of issuer companies and providers. This was perhaps more evident than ever at this year's annual conference that just took place in Chicago in April. Despite the difficult economic environment, conference attendees hailed from 16 countries around the world and issuer companies accounted for almost half of the total participants. This is a testament to the vibrancy and global reach of GEO and the unique role it plays in providing for high quality networking and discussion of substantive matters. I am a fervent supporter of GEO, and have pushed my own firm to continually increase its participation in, and sponsorship of, GEO. In addition, I have worked with various GEO Board Committees including the Speaker Selection Committee, the Finance Committee and the Marketing Committee and am a regular speaker at the annual conference and other GEO events. I would genuinely like to continue to serve as a Board Director to help the organization grow and provide even greater benefits to its increasingly diversified membership. Thank you for your kind consideration.


 
 

DEBBIE TSOI-A-SUE
Yahoo! Inc. (US)

In consideration of today's world economy, as stock plan professionals it's my belief that we have a charter to strive towards continually thinking and operating globally. This includes keeping abreast of regulatory developments, networking with colleagues and expanding our paradigm of equity compensation practices and trends. It is with this mind that I set out to volunteer with the Global Equity Organization on a local level. With the support and participation of my esteemed colleagues, I'm fortunate to have had the opportunity to contribute to the revival of the Silicon Valley Chapter and the creation of the San Francisco chapter. I have 10+ years of experience specializing in the equity compensation field. I currently hold the position of Director of Stock Plan Services at Yahoo! Inc. and prior posts include heading the stock plan groups at Genentech and Sun Microsystems. In my current capacity with GEO, I look forward to continuing to support the Northern California region and finding new ways to contribute. I humbly submit myself among many qualified candidates for your consideration for the GEO Board of Directors.


 
 
 

ANNE VAUCHERET
Publicis Groupe (FR)

Anne Vaucheret holds a Master of Management from Reims Management School (graduating class of 1983). She began her career as a consultant within Hay Management Consultants, where she remained 7 years. In 1987, she was appointed as Compensation & Benefits Director , managing compensation surveys and consulting teams. In 1992, she created her own company Horatio Conseil for 2 years. She joined TOTAL Groupe in 1993, as Worldwide Compensation & Benefits manager. She remained 10 years in this group, moving from Holding to Gas & Power and Chemical sector enlarging her responsibilities to training, HR information systems, career development and internal communication. During this period, she contributed to the merger of Total, Fina and Elf, which was a great experience (Total grew from 45,000 employees up to 120,000). After, she spent 2 years as HR Development Director in Groupama, a French insurance group and then moved to Plastic Omnium, where she was appointed HR Development Director for the automotive sector and the group. In October 2007, Anne Vaucheret joined Publicis Groupe where she was appointed to create the function of Compensation & Benefits for the Groupe. Anne Vaucheret participated in the publication of 2 books under Jean-Marie Peretti's responsibility (Jean-Marie Peretti is a French researcher and teacher in HR): 'Tous DRH' (all managers are HR) and 'Tous reconnus' all employees need recognition). MOTIVATION FOR BOARD MEMBER: The current worldwide changes have a huge impact on groupe strategies and compensation policies. After a wide international experience as consultant and HR professional, I would like to apply as GEO Board member in order to share and increase knowledge of global compensation plans as a leverage for economical, cultural and sustainable changes.


 
 

JEWON WEE*
ISP Advisors (US)

Since becoming a GEO member a decade ago, and joining the Board of Directors in 2005, I have volunteered hundreds of hours for the benefit of GEO members. I have chaired the Marketing Committee to put a sound strategy in place to increase GEO's profile. I currently serve on GEO's Boston Area chapter committee which consists of a dozen volunteers who worked hard to turn a dormant chapter into one of the most active GEO chapters. I respectively ask for your vote to keep me on the Board for three more years so I can contribute in the following areas: (1) Create new revenue opportunities for GEO so we can invest in additional member products and services; (2) Create more global equity knowledge sharing and learning opportunities. Thank you.

Professional Background: Jewon Wee is Owner and Managing Director of Independent Stock Plan Advisors LLC (ISP Advisors), a privately held consulting firm dedicated to providing independent, insightful, and innovative advice and practical guidance on all aspects of equity-based incentive pay and benefits programs. Our mission is to empower multinational employers to design and manage better equity and cash-based incentive programs that are easier to administer, globally compliant, and above all, produce measurable results global employers seek: Attract, retain, and motivate a talented workforce around the world at a reasonable cost. Prior to founding the firm, Jewon was Vice President with Fidelity Investments. As a senior member of the stock plan product team, he oversaw internal and external product rollout efforts and was the chief offer strategist for Fidelity's global stock plan platform. He joined Fidelity from Ernst & Young where he advised his clients on all aspects of designing and operating globally offered stock plans. Jewon received his degree in Economics and Art History from Boston College. He has held FINRA Series 24, 7 and 63 designations, as well as Enrolled Agent designation from the US Internal Revenue Service.


 
 

 * denotes current GEO Board Member

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