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Apr 29, 2024

IBM hires Vanguard general counsel as new legal chief

Anne Robinson succeeds Michelle Browdy, who is retiring

IBM has hired Anne Robinson as senior vice president and chief legal officer, effective July 1.

Robinson will join IBM from Vanguard, where she has been general counsel and secretary of the Vanguard funds since 2016. In that role she has led Vanguard’s global public policy, legal, compliance and investment stewardship functions.

She will succeed Michelle Browdy, who earlier this year told IBM she planned to retire from her role as senior vice president for legal and regulatory affairs and general counsel, a role she took up in 2015.

Robinson was previously managing director and general counsel for Citigroup’s global cards and consumer services business. Before that she was managing counsel at American Express, having held a number of senior legal positions during her decade with the company. Before her time with American Express, she was counsel for Deloitte’s venture capital and global outsourcing organization. She began her legal career at Milbank Tweed Hadley and McCloy.

Robinson is an independent, non-executive director of National Grid and is a member of its remuneration and safety & sustainability committees. She also sits on the boards of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Children’s Rights and the Ira M Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School.

Ben Maiden

Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Governance Intelligence, an IR Media publication, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. Ben was previously managing editor of Compliance Reporter, covering regulatory and compliance...