Current Pay Governance Viewpoints

  • U.K. Companies Must Comply With Gender Pay Gap Reporting

    By John R. Ellerman

    While U.S. companies are addressing the new requirement to report CEO pay ratio statistics to shareholders, U.K. companies are now required to report statistics on the gender pay gap. Such reporting is mandated for no later than April 4, 2018, and the reporting must occur on the company's public-facing website and submitted directly to the government using its dedicated online reporting service. Such reporting is in direct response to the U.K. Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. Read More

  • Optimizing the Retention Impact of the Executive Pay Program

    By John R. Sinkular, Joshua Bright and Phil Johnson

    Talent retention is one of the executive pay program's most important objectives. In order to minimize situations when retention is an issue with the pay program-rather than one of its characteristics-it is important to ensure the core elements are well designed and operating effectively. A strong pay program foundation includes target pay opportunities at market-competitive levels, incentive plans understood by participants, and payouts commensurate with performance. Read More

  • ISS Releases Additional Guidance on its 2018 Voting Policy Changes

    By Jon Weinstein and Linda Pappas

    Last month, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released its 2018 voting policy updates for companies that have shareholder meetings on or after February 1, 2018. More recently, ISS revised its “Pay-for-Performance Mechanics” white paper, providing additional details on its 2018 policy changes, and updated its Frequently Asked Questions documents for both U.S. Compensation Policies and U.S. Compensation Plans. As many companies prepare for the upcoming proxy season, we are providing insight and additional guidance in navigating the latest ISS policy developments. Read More

Team Member Highlight

  • Christine Oberholzer Skizas
  • Partner | Chicago
  • View Articles by Christine Oberholzer Skizas


Christine Oberholzer Skizas, a Pay Governance Partner based in Chicago, has been consulting with clients across industries for nearly twenty years. Her areas of expertise include compensation strategy, short- and long-term incentive design, including traditional and alternative delivery vehicles, and transaction-related engagements.

Christine has had the opportunity to consult with a diverse group of clients across industries, including: energy services, financial services, manufacturing, rail, real estate, retail, and technology.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Pay Governance as a Partner, Christine served as the Group Leader of Towers Watson's Chicago Executive Compensation practice, managing the Chicago team of consultants while also serving as an advisor to Boards and Compensation Committees of public and private entities.

Prior to joining Towers Perrin, Christine managed the compensation consulting practice of a boutique national real estate advisory firm. Christine's professional career began in Arthur Andersen's Business Consulting division as a member of the Financial Services Industry practice, assisting some of the largest financial institutions in the country with the assessment, design and implementation of various operational strategies ranging from consumer lending to customer care.


Christine received a B.B.A degree in Finance and Business Economics with a concentration in International Business from The University of Notre Dame.

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