Pub chain chairman Tim Martin has an uncompromising view of corporate governance – he believes it can do more harm than good. He explains to Board Agenda his views on shareholders, governance and his concerns about the proliferation of non-executive directors.
Tim Martin, chairman and founder of pub company JD Wetherspoons, is famously outspoken about UK corporate governance. Martin has even used the company’s annual report to make his views clear and in recent interviews has repeated his claims. He believes that UK corporate governance is too City-centric and causes executives to be