Westminster Business Forum

The future for corporate governance - shareholder influence, boardroom composition and options for reform

Morning, Tuesday, 7th November 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to discuss the future of corporate governance in the UK. It is timed to facilitate engagement on policy priorities following the Corporate Governance Green Paper - which made recommendations on executive pay, worker and customer voice, and corporate governance in large private business.


The conference is also timed to provide engagement on the Financial Reporting Council’s recently announced review of the UK Corporate Governance Code. Sessions will look at options for strengthening transparency, boardroom diversity and the role of directors, and will facilitate discussion on how forthcoming reforms can most effectively strengthen the existing corporate governance framework to promote corporate responsibility and reputation, while also providing business with the flexibility to meet long term challenges.


Speakers and other delegates at this conference are expected to be a senior and informed group of around 120 including Members of both Houses of Parliament, central government officials from BEIS, HMT and other relevant departments, as well as businesses, lawyers, trade unions, think tanks, charities, academics and consultants - as well as reporters from the national and trade press.



Guests of Honour

Paul George

Executive Director, Corporate Governance and Reporting, Financial Reporting Council

Professor John Kay

Fellow, St John’s College Oxford and Author, Kay Review of UK equity markets and long-term decision making

Sanu de Lima

Deputy Director, Corporate Governance Reform, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Guests of Honour

Professor John Kay

Fellow, St John’s College Oxford and Author, Kay Review of UK equity markets and long-term decision making

Paul George

Executive Director, Corporate Governance and Reporting, Financial Reporting Council

Sanu de Lima

Deputy Director, Corporate Governance Reform, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Keynote Speaker

Kerrie Waring

Executive Director, International Corporate Governance Network

Chairs

Lord Gordon of Strathblane

President, All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Governance Group

Rt Rev the Lord Bishop of St Albans

Speakers

Professor Alex Edmans

Professor of Finance, London Business School

Janet Williamson

Senior Policy Officer, TUC

Harriet Steel

Global Head of Business Development, Hermes Investment Management

Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes

Director of Research, Tomorrow’s Company

Catherine Howarth

Chief Executive, ShareAction

Chris Pearson

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Rowena Ironside

Chair, Women on Boards