After 15 years as a manager in manufacturing businesses, Mark Goyder initiated the RSA Tomorrow’s Company inquiry into ‘the role of business in a changing world’. The resulting report, published in 1995 led to the creation of Tomorrow’s Company as an independent, business-led think tank. It also laid the foundations for the “enlightened shareholder value” approach in the redefinition of the directors’ duties in the 2006 Companies Act.
Mark has served in advisory capacities for British Airways, BT, Camelot.
Co-operative Financial Services Novo Nordisk, and Walgreens Boots Alliance
A broadcaster, writer and winner of the Institute of Management Studies Tillers Millennium Trophy for best speaker, Mark was Director Magazine Director of the Month in June 2004. Journalist Anthony Hilton described Tomorrow’s Company as “five years ahead of the pack in looking at what is needed in governance terms to make British companies sustainable wealth creators”. In 2019 he is to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law by the University of East Anglia. He is a member of the Public Service Reform Commission set up in east Anglia by the Mayor of Cambridge and Peterborough.
In recent years he has concentrated on the issue of board and investor responsibilities for stewardship., co-authoring a report with the Institute for Family Business on Family Business Stewardship. He led the formation and work of the UK’s Investor Stewardship Working Party which in 2012 launched the 2020 Stewardship report and culminated in the 2018 Better Stewardship report. With Ong Boon Hwee, (CEO of Stewardship Asia) he is the co-author of Entrusted – stewardship for responsible wealth creation, a new book to be published by World Scientific in Singapore and London in the autumn.
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