The secretariat provides the institutional framework for the work of the Expert Commission of the German Public Corporate Governance-Modelcode. It organizes, inter alia, the consultations, in which the G-PCGM is regularly reviewed against the background of national and international developments. The secretariat manages the Expert Commission’s communication activities and the content of its website. It furthermore promotes discussion of the G-PCGM and its application by organizing events and presentations at national and international conferences and meetings.

The Chair of Public Management & Public Policy at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany, institutionally supports and organizes the secretariat. Prof. Dr. Ulf Papenfuß holds the chair and is scientific chairman of the Expert Commission. In the past, both practitioners and academics have repeatedly asked Prof. Dr. Ulf Papenfuß to initiate and coordinate the development of the G-PCGM with scientific independence. Against this background, he has initiated, coordinated and scientifically supported the development of the G-PCGM.

Kristin Wagner-Krechlok is head of the secretariat of the Expert Commission. She is research associate at the Chair of Public Management & Public Policy. Her research focuses on public corporate governance codes and information use in the context of public corporate governance of municipalities.

In order to support the work on the G-PCGM in the best possible way, the mutual exchange with all interested parties is particularly important to us. Your opinion is very important to us and we would appreciate your feedback and suggestions for improvement. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or phone 0049 7541 6009-1443.

If you would like to write an empirical research-oriented master thesis in the field of the Expert Commission, you are welcome to send an application to Prof Dr Ulf Papenfuß. We furthermore invite scientists to send empirical findings and insights to the Expert Commission for consideration in the further evaluation and development of the G-PCGM within the ongoing consultation.