Brian Henry comes from a social sciences background and has previously worked as a marketing and communications specialist and a newspaper journalist. Brian was awarded a PhD from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) for his study of urban Dublin in the late 18th century. His doctoral thesis was immediately published as a book called "Dublin Hanged" by the Irish Academic Press. Brian was also awarded an MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).
Gilles Hilary joined the McDonough School of Business as the Houston Term Professor in Fall 2016. Previous to Georgetown he has taught at INSEAD, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, HEC Paris, HKUST and Tsinghua University. He regularly teaches courses on corporate governance, risk management, financial analysis, decision making processes, and behavioral finance. He has taught in different capacities at other institutions around the world, and regularly teaches courses on corporate governance, risk management, financial analysis, decision-making processes and behavioural finance. He is a founding member of Cercle-K2, a French think-tank on risk management. His research has been profiled in publications such as the Financial Times, Le Monde, Handelsblatt, Bloomberg Businessweek, Yomjuri Shimbun/Japan News, The Hindu, among many others. Gilles regularly presents his research internationally.
Gavin Hinks is the managing editor of Board Agenda. Hinks, an award-winning business journalist with over 20 years' experience, is the former editor of Accountancy Age and Financial Director; he has written extensively about financial and regulatory issues, corporate governance and ethical and responsible business practices. Hinks manages the editorial team at Board Agenda and produces targeted news and featured content across print and digital media, he also hosts conferences and other live events. As well as presenting several videos, Hinks has also appeared on national TV and radio as a pundit offering his insights and expert opinion on the business world today.
Chris Hodge is a policy adviser to ICSA: The Governance Institute in the UK. For ten years until 2014 Chris was director of corporate governance at the UK’s Financial Reporting Council. He was responsible for developing and promoting the UK Corporate Governance Code, and for introducing the first national stewardship code for investors in 2010. Between 2014 and 2016, Chris was the FRC’s strategy director. Chris established, and chaired until 2015, the European Corporate Governance Codes Network, which brings together the bodies responsible for codes in 28 European countries. In addition to ICSA, Chris also advises Nestor Advisors, a specialist governance consultancy.
Garry Honey is a co-founder of Better Boards and the owner of Chiron Reputation Risk. He was formerly a strategy consultant with KPMG where he designed the firm’s first brand valuation tool. He set up his own consultancy to focus on strategic communication issues in brand and reputation at a time of increasing investor concern for corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues. An authority on reputation as strategic risk, Garry got involved with the world of corporate reporting and governance through the challenge of reporting board risk to diverse stakeholder interest groups.
Nick Hood is a business risk adviser for Opus Business Services, which provides business advice and restructuring. Nick is well known as a media business pundit, appearing regularly on the BBC and other broadcast channels, contributing to the national, regional and trade press in the UK and writing articles for a wide range of professional magazines and websites. He is also a chartered accountant and a former insolvency practitioner.
Richard Howitt is chief executive officer of the International Integrated Reporting Council. As such he is spearheading the adoption of Integrated Reporting globally and is a major thought-leader in international debates on good corporate governance, shifting investment to the long-term and inclusive capitalism.
Prior to being appointed to the IIRC, Richard served as an elected Member of the European Parliament for more than 20 years and was rapporteur on corporate responsibility. In this capacity, he was key architect of the EU’s non-financial information directive, one of the biggest transformations in corporate disclosure anywhere in the world.
Mark is an associate professor of finance at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School. His research interests are mainly in corporate governance and in law and finance. His work has appeared in major finance journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He received his PhD in finance from UNSW in 2012 and has also received qualifications in law.
Ruth Ireland is a partner within BDO's Risk & Advisory Services team, providing a range of services to clients including internal audit, corporate governance advice, risk management facilitation and business process consultancy.
Henry Irving is head of the ICAEW Audit and Assurance Faculty and member of FEE’s Auditing and Assurance Policy Group. He leads the Audit Quality Forum, which enables all those with an interest in the reliability of audited financial statements to discuss challenges to that concept and test public policy initiatives to promote it. He directs ICAEW’s re:Assurance, AuditInsights and AuditFutures programmes. Henry previously trained and worked in the Big Four, was the finance director of a London Market Group insurance company, led the insurance internal audit team at Norwich Union and was head of audit at the Civil Aviation Authority.