Editors & Contributors

Jean Jinghan Chen

Jean Jinghan Chen is chair professor of accounting and finance and the dean of Liverpool International Business School in China. Prior to this she was dean of Southampton Business School and a chair professor in accounting and finance at the University of Southampton. Professor Chen serves as an executive director on the Council of the Association of Business Schools (ABS) and also as chair of the ABS International Committee. Her research covers a wide range of topics in the area of accounting and finance, particularly corporate governance, financial reporting, and corporate finance, and is regarded as a world-leading scholar in corporate governance.

Guoli Chen

Guoli Chen is associate professor of strategy at INSEAD where he teaches strategy, value innovation, incentives design and corporate governance to MBAs, executives and PhD participants. Guoli received his PhD in strategic management from the Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on the influence of CEOs, top executives, and boards of directors on firms' strategic choices and organisational outcomes, as well as the interaction and dynamics in the top management team and CEO-board relationships.

Carly Chynoweth

Carly Chynoweth is Board Agenda's correspondent on board career and diversity issues, and is a regular writer for The Sunday Times on executive appointments. She also writes about business and management for The Times and a variety of magazines.

Estelle Clark

Estelle Clark is director of policy at the Chartered Quality Institute; a non-executive director of Riversimple, the hydrogen fuel cell eco-car company; and a member of the Governance Advisory Panel at the Institute of Directors.

Marie-Louise Clayton

Marie-Louise completed a 30-year career in industry in 2008 to work as a professional non-executive across a variety of sectors. She holds/has held non-executive board roles at Forth Ports, Zotefoams, Ocean Rig, Geoffrey Osborne and Clarkson plc. Her background is in law and then finance and she has worked in a number of sectors, including telecommunications, engineering, manufacturing, power and oil and gas. Marie-Louise’s last executive role was as finance director of Venture Production.

Ed Coke

Coke is director of consulting for Reputation Institute based in London. He is a respected commentator on all aspects of reputation management, and has been featured in PR Week and other media outlets on topics ranging from the reputational impact of social media to the reputation of the British Royal Family.

David Cooke

David Cooke is a company and financial lawyer with ClientEarth. Prior to this David was a commercial lawyer with the international law firm Denton Wilde Sapte and more recently as a climate change and sustainability consultant, focusing on carbon accounting and reporting. David’s work focuses on company reporting and identifying opportunities for legal interventions to improve corporate transparency in relation to climate change.

Tim Copnell

Tim Copnell is the founding chairman of KPMG's UK Audit Committee Institute and has specialised in corporate governance since 1993. Tim is responsible for overseeing a programme of over 30 audit committee development seminars per annum and for developing updates, tools and guidance to assist directors in fulfilling their duties. He has extensive experience of facilitating board effectiveness reviews and in advising on corporate governance matters, including compliance with codes and regulation.

Dawn Cowie

Dawn Cowie is an experienced financial and business journalist and a contributing editor to Board Agenda. She is a former editor of CBI magazine Business Voice, and equities editor of Financial News.

Mark Craddock

Mark Craddock is a director in Deloitte’s London office and a lead advisor in the BPO advisory practice. Mark has more than 15 years of experience, both in leadership roles for large outsourcing suppliers and as an advisor for a diverse set of global clients across a range of industries. His experience spans the entire sourcing life cycle, with a particular focus on design, negotiation and implementation, including managing contract termination and transition to new suppliers. He has particular expertise in finance, procurement, HR and legal process outsourcing.

Tom Dane

Tom Dane is a chartered accountant, qualified with the ICAEW. He has worked in tax with PwC for 12 years both in the UK and in Slovenia. Tom is currently working in the tax transparency and total tax contribution team, with a range of clients on country-by-country reporting and other corporate tax transparency issues.