Editors & Contributors

Claire Fargeot

Claire Fargeot is an investor relations consultant at the Grant Thornton Governance Institute.

Kevin Farnsworth

Kevin joined the University of York in September 2014. Prior to that he was senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield and held visiting professorships at the University of Toronto and Carleton University, Canada. Kevin has published widely on business and public policy, corporate power, corporate welfare and economic crisis, and welfare states.

Guilherme Filardi

Guilherme Filardi is a partner at the law firm De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Sociedade de Advogados (DDSA) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a specialist in corporate and international law and is the author of several articles on corporate governance and business in Brazil.

Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes

Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes is director of research at Tomorrow’s Company. He worked for eight years in investment banking and venture capital, primarily as a sell-side research analyst. He worked for Dresdner Kleinwort, Frontiers Capital and was vice president on the Citi telecoms equity research team before joining Tomorrow’s Company in 2015. Laurie led the Tomorrow’s Company Futures Project, reviewing progress since the foundation of Tomorrow’s Company in 1996, and developing a fresh agenda for the years ahead, published in the report, 'UK Business: What’s wrong? What’s next?'. He is also the author of 'Playing the Long Game - How to Save the West from Short-Termism' (2015). Laurie studied Economics at Cambridge University.

Gary Fooks

Gary is a political sociologist with broad research interests in the relationship between business and society with a particular focus on the impact of business political activity over health policy and financial regulation. His work covers the role of multinational corporations in shaping the regulatory architecture of the European Union and European member states, their use of corporate social responsibility practices to influence policy and their use of outsider political strategies and third parties to expand policy conflicts.

Lars-Erik Forsgårdh

Lars-Erik Forsgårdh (known as 'LEF') has extensive experience of chairing boards of different types of companies and organisations, as well as being a member of boards in both listed and non-listed companies. He is a current board member and former chairman of ecoDa (the European Confederation of Directors' Associations). He is also chairman of the Swedish Academy of Board Directors and chairman of the Swedish Society of Share Promotion, an organisation that annually informs 25,000 students how to invest in stocks and mutual funds. LEF has a PhD in Finance and Accounting from the Stockholm School of Economics where he worked as teacher and researcher. He is a former managing director of the Swedish Shareholders' Association and cofounder of Euroshareholders. LEF was also a member of the Swedish Corporate Governance Board.

Monica Franco-Santos

Dr Monica Franco-Santos is a senior lecturer at Cranfield School of Management. Monica's research broadly focuses on organisational governance systems. She is part of the teaching faculty of Cranfield's MBAs, MScs, PhD, DBA and various executive education programmes. Monica is also a visiting professor in ESADE (Barcelona, Spain) and an occasional lecturer in a number of European academic institutions.

David Gibbs

David Gibbs graduated with an undergraduate degree in Business Law, and a Master's degree in Commercial Law. In 2014 he completed his PhD at the University of East Anglia on 'Non-Executive Self-Interest: Legal and Governance Controls'. He is now a lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire's Law School, teaching company and commercial law. In 2015 he was awarded the British Academy's Quantitative Skills Award and he will be working with the Eastern Academic Research Consortium for a year on a research project looking at private enforcement of directors' duties.

Steve Giles

Steve Giles is a chartered accountant and an independent consultant with more than 20 years’ experience of advising directors on business issues concerning governance, risk and compliance. He is also the author of "The Business Ethics Twin Track: Combining Controls and Culture to Minimise Reputational Risk" and "Managing Fraud Risk: A Practical Guide for Directors and Managers".

Brian GM Main

Brian G. M. Main, FRSE, Academic FCIPD is professor of business economics in the University of Edinburgh Business School. His research has centred on top executive pay and corporate governance, including work on tournament theory and social influence within the boardroom. He has been published widely, including in the American Economic Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, California Management Review, The Economic Journal, and the Journal of Management Studies.

Angelica Gonzalez

Dr Angelica Gonzalez is a senior lecturer in finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School.