We need a stronger spirit of stewardship

November 20, 2018

I am in Madrid to speak at the ICA (Spain’s Institute of Directors) international conference.


As the only native …

An improbable range of private companies

May 14, 2018

I’ve just agreed to join the working party set up by government’s Financial Reporting Council to discuss corporate governance of …

Speaking at India’s National Competitiveness Forum

February 15, 2018

In 2014 I was invited to be a speaker at India’s National Competitiveness Forum in New Delhi. It was an …

The Future of Capitalism and the Company of Tomorrow

February 14, 2018

Text of a talk given by me in Madrid on 13th January, 2017 to an audience of chairs, CEOs, NEDs,

Nine Propositions that constitute an inclusive approach

February 9, 2018

This is a speech I gave at the Institute of Directors in London, 2007


Nine Propositions that constitute an

A Wildean view of M&S shareholder value

February 2, 2018

This letter appeared in The Financial Times on February 10th, 2001


When Oscar Wilde described a cynic as a …

Innovation and Digitalization in Company Law: Risks for Corporate Governance?

February 1, 2018

The 20th European Corporate Governance Conference took place in Malta on 4 May 2017 and I was the opening

Lessons from Enron

February 8, 2017

This was originally published in 2002 but includes a new introduction which was written in 2008.


Tomorrow’s Company


In …

A fresh perspective for the board

November 7, 2016

“Ignorance is underrated. People like me ask difficult questions by accident. That’s the best thing you can find on your …

Stewardship is on the march

October 24, 2016

For over 20 years Tomorrow’s Company has been working to create a future for business that makes equal sense to …