Editors & Contributors

Arnab Bhattacharjee

Arnab Bhattacharjee is professor of economics at Heriot-Watt University. He works primarily in applied econometrics focussing on foundations and methods to analyse spatial, panel and cross-section data, and with applications to several areas within the disciplines of economics and allied social sciences. Professor Bhattacharjee joined Heriot-Watt in April 2013.

Caroline Biebuyck

Caroline Biebuyck is a business writer and editor specialising in governance, accounting, tax, finance and diversity. She started her career as a chartered accountant, working in audit and taxation. Now located in the UK, she has previously been based in Hong Kong and Central Europe.

Barbara Bierach

Barbara Bierach is a freelance business journalist and author. She previously worked for German weekly business title WirtschaftsWoche, and Forbes Magazine. Currently based in County Sligo, Ireland, Barbara has also lived in Sydney, New York, Cologne and Düsseldorf.

Kit Bingham

Kit Bingham is a partner in the Board Practice at Odgers Berndtson, and head of the Chair & Non-Executive Director Practice. Kit joined after a career in financial journalism and financial public relations. He was senior writer at Financial News, a Dow Jones publication, covering both corporates and the capital markets, with a particular focus on corporate governance reform. In 2007, he joined The Communication Group as a director of the Financial Practice, with a mix of professional services and financial services clients. He tutors an MBA in board effectiveness at Henley Management College, and graduated from Balliol College, Oxford University, in 1991.

Phil Bloomer

Phil Bloomer is the executive director of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. He has over 25 years' experience in social justice advocacy and campaigning. Phil joined the Resource Centre after 18 years at Oxfam, including eight as campaigns and policy director and 11 years in Latin America. The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre maintains a public track record of companies' statements under the UK Modern Slavery Act in its Modern Slavery Act Registry.

Stephen Bonner

Stephen Bonner is a partner in the cyber risk services team at Deloitte, where he focuses on financial services. Before consulting he was group head of information risk management at Barclays. He was inducted into the InfoSec “Hall of Fame” in 2010 and was number 1 on the SC/ISC2 ‘Most Influential 2010’ list. He is currently training to relay swim the English Channel for charity.

Richard Borghesi

Dr Richard Borghesi is an associate professor of finance at the University of South Florida, Sarasota. His research interests include corporate finance, corruption, market efficiency and prediction markets, and he has published in the Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Southern Economic Journal, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Finance Research Letters, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Economics and Finance, Applied Financial Economics, Applied Economics, and The Journal of Prediction Markets. 

Peter Boyden

Peter Boyden is one of five principals of the Adelante Group and has eight years' experience mentoring senior executives. Prior to his mentoring career, Peter spent 30 years with Unilever in marketing and general management roles, working across five continents. He has experience working in operational roles and in central/regional management positions across Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Greece and Australia.

Niamh Brennan

Niamh Brennan is the Michael MacCormac professor of management at University College Dublin (UCD). Niamh has published on financial reporting, corporate governance, forensic accounting and clinical governance. In 2002 she established the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance.

Neil Britten

Neil Britten CDir is a director at Britten Coyne Partners, international experts in board strategic risk governance. Prior to roles as a professional director, Neil was vice president for a major international consulting firm focused on strategy and strategic change, and an executive with a major oil and chemicals conglomerate. 

His experience spans work in the UK, France, Australia and more than 20 other countries, as an executive and advisor to mostly large, multinational corporations in technology, oil and gas, consumer goods, manufacturing, and financial services sectors. He has also acted as an advisor to private equity investors in start-ups and SMEs.

Jann Brown

Jann Brown is a former finance director at Cairn Energy and is a co-founder of Magna Energy. She currently serves as the audit committee chair at John Wood Group and at Troy Income and Growth Trust.