New York, NY — July 8, 2021 — Diligent Corporation, the global leader in SaaS governance, risk and compliance today announced the appointment of Yvette Hollingsworth Clark as its newest independent board member. Hollingsworth Clark brings extensive risk management and compliance experience and insights from her leadership roles across the financial services industry.
Hollingsworth Clark began her career with the Federal Reserve System before transitioning to corporate leadership roles with Citigroup, Barclays and most recently Wells Fargo, where she held the roles of executive vice president and regulatory innovation officer as well as chief compliance officer. While at Wells Fargo, she spearheaded innovations in RegTech and strengthened the compliance function by enhancing data and analysis and evaluating technology solutions to support risk management capabilities.
“Yvette is a well-respected risk management and compliance expert with an impressive background of driving innovation and managing the complexities of highly regulated global organizations,” said Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent. “Her passion to drive the digitization of manual processes is a perfect complement to modern governance and will enable us to deliver greater technology and value to our customers.”
“It is an amazing time to join Diligent, a forward-looking organization with an unmatched track record in governance, risk management and compliance,” said Hollingsworth Clark. “I admire the company’s ability to connect the dots from the boardroom across the organization, and bring forth practical and easily adoptable solutions that help organizations and their boards better respond to the ever-changing business environment. Diligent is truly a gem.”
Hollingsworth Clark was recently elected to serve on the board of Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) and is also a member of The Executive Leadership Council and The Links, Incorporated. She is an active member on the board of directors for both Golden Gate University and the International Women’s Forum Northern California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from SUNY Polytechnic Institute and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Syracuse University and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
About Diligent Corporation
Diligent is the leading governance, risk and compliance (GRC) SaaS provider, serving more than one million users from over 25,000 organizations around the globe. Our modern GRC platform ensures boards, executives and other leaders have a holistic, integrated view of audit, risk, information security, ethics and compliance across the organization. Diligent brings technology, insights and confidence to leaders so they can build more effective, equitable and successful organizations.
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