Margaret “Peggy” M. Foran
Chief Governance Officer, SVP, and Corporate Secretary
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Peggy Foran is chief governance officer, senior vice president, and corporate secretary of Prudential Financial, Inc. Her role at Prudential also includes oversight of the company’s Shareholder Services and Sustainability divisions.
She has been a corporate governance leader throughout her career at Sara Lee Corporation, Pfizer, Inc., and J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc. She is a director on the board of Orion Group Holdings, Inc. and serves on its compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees. From December 2010 through May 2020, she served on the board of directors of the Occidental Petroleum Corporation. During her board tenure, Peggy served as chairperson of its Sustainability and Shareholder Engagement Committee, Compensation Committee, and Governance Committee. She previously served on the board of directors of the MONY Group and MONY Life Insurance Company.
Her proactive shareholder outreach and thought leadership on key governance issues has earned her global recognition as a leader in corporate governance. She has been recognized as one of the Most Influential People in Corporate Governance by Directorship Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2011, she was identified by Treasury and Risk magazine as one of the Most Influential People in Finance. In 2013, Corporate Secretary magazine named her “Governance Professional of the Year.” In 2015, she received both the Linda Quinn Lifetime Achievement Award from TheCorporateCounsel.net and Corporate Secretary magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
She currently serves as an active member of many influential advisory boards, with roles including co-chair of the board of directors of the Council of Institutional Investors and liaison to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Diversity and its corporate law committee. She is a member of the board of trustees of the American College of Governance Counsel; Catalyst’s advisory board; the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance’s advisory board; NACD’s Nominating and Governance Committee Chair Advisory Council; the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) stakeholders’ advisory panel and cybersecurity advisory panel; the International Integrated Reporting Council; the International Corporate Governance Network’s corporate risk oversight committee; and the Society for Corporate Governance’s environmental and social working group. She is also executive director of Prudential’s Sustainability Council and executive sponsor of Prudential’s ADAPT initiative.
Peggy received her BA, magna cum laude, and JD d from the University of Notre Dame. She is admitted to the New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey (in-house) Bars.