Peter C. Clapman was the Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Counsel for TIAA-CREF for 32 years until his retirement in 2005. He also headed its corporate governance program. Mr. Clapman is currently active in many organizations concerned with corporate governance. He is a member of the Stanford Law School Institutional Investor Forum, and is a speaker at its Directors and Fiduciary Colleges. He is on the advisory boards of the Columbia Millstein Center and the University of Delaware governance center. He served on the NY State Comptroller Pension Fund Task Force and was previously on committees of the NYSE, NASDAQ and the London Stock Exchange. He is a board member and former Chair of the IRRC Institute.
He is a Senior Advisor of CamberView, which advises managements and boards of public companies concerning their relationships with institutional investors. He is a partner of Governance for Owners LLP, a UK based investment organization offering global investment and governance services, and its Chairman and President in the U.S.
Mr. Clapman was also on the Board of iPass, a NASDAQ-listed company, where he Chaired the Governance Committee and served on the Audit Committee.
He was on the Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors, which represents independent directors and issues “best practice” reports on key corporate governance issues.
He was the Independent Chairman of the AARP Mutual Funds Board of Trustees. He is the Vice Chairman of the Conference of (Mutual) Fund Leaders.
The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) gave Mr. Clapman the ICGN 2005 Award for his significant achievements in improving global corporate governance standards. He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Corporate Governance from Corporate Secretary Magazine in 2010. He is a graduate of Princeton University, and earned the J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. He was elected a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) in 1993.