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Corporate Governance

Good corporate governance is critical to Manulife’s long-term success. Our long-standing governance principles continue to be recognized by influential organizations such as Corporate Secretary, a leading U.S. governance and compliance publication, which awarded Manulife Financial with the Best Overall Corporate Governance in the International category at the 2013 Corporate Governance Awards. Corporate governance at Manulife is based on the following principles:
Independence of our Board of Directors
Board Diversity Policy
Majority Election of Directors Policy
Clarity of roles
Ethical standards
Strategic direction
Risk management
Financial disclosure

Manulife's governance principles and practices are consistent with our vision to be the most professional financial services organization in the world.

Board of Directors

Director Biographies
Board of Directors' Mandate
Board Committees (Charters and Reports)

Additional Corporate
Governance Documents

Shareholder Engagement Principles
Disclosure Policy
Statement of Corporate Governance Practices
Report of Voting Results - Manulife Financial Corporation 
Minutes of the Annual Meeting (May 5, 2016)
Reputation Risk Policy Summary


Contact the Corporate Secretary
Send comments or questions to
Manulife's Corporate Secretary.

Position Descriptions

Chair of the Board
Chairs of Board Committees
President and CEO
Individual Directors

Helpful Links

Proxy Circular & Annual Report
Public Accountability Statement
Shareholder Services
Insider Trading Reports
Securities Filings