Editors & Contributors

Chris Dawson

Chris Dawson's research is positioned in the general area of empirical labour economics. He has also written recent articles on behavioural economics/finance. Chris is particularly interested in how optimism influences occupational choice, labour market performance and individual utility.

Linda de Beer

Linda de Beer is a non-executive director, a visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg, a member of the King Committee and a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in the US.

Michel De Fabiani

Michel is currently non-executive director for Valeo, Valco and Ebtrans. He is also currently a member of the finance and risk committee and of remuneration, nomination and governance committee of Valeo. From 2012 Michel has also held the position of vice president of the Franco British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Paris), he was previously President from 2004-2007, and again from 2011-2012. Michel was appointed chairman and CEO of BP France and served from 1995 – 2005. He became CEO of the BP Mobil Fuels Joint Venture in Europe (1997-2000) and Vice President Europe for the BP Group from 2000 to end 2005 when he retired from the BP Group after 36 years of activity. He was also Vice President of EUROPIA (the Brussels-based European Petroleum Industry Association) from 1997 to 2005 and also a Non-executive Director at Institut Français de Pétrole from 1997 to 2005.

Joao Claudio De Luca Jnr

Joao Claudio De Luca Jnr is a partner at De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Sociedade de Advogados n Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is an expert in corporate law and the author of several articles on corporate governance and doing business in Brazil.

Frederico de Santos Martins

Frederico de Santos Martins is a policy adviser at EuropeanIssuers, which represents the interests of publicly quoted companies across Europe to the EU institutions. He leads the organisation's policy work overseeing policy-related committees and working groups, organising member responses to EU consultations and monitoring EU policy developments.

Sam De Silva

Dr Sam De Silva is a partner at international law firm, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. He specialises in strategic and complex IT and telecommunication projects and regularly advises on data protection, privacy and cyber-security issues. Sam is deeply immersed in the technology sector and at the forefront of related policy issues, representing the UK on a number of international committees. Sam is named in the Who’s Who of Information Technology 2022, Who’s Who of Data Privacy and Protection 2022, and the Who’s Who of Data Security 2022. He was the winner of the Governance Champion of the Year at The Chartered Governance Institute Awards 2021.

Elisabeth Dedman

Professor Elisabeth Dedman is professor of accounting at Nottingham University Business School. Her research, which has been published in many academic journals, includes an interest in how corporate governance reforms improve shareholder wealth. For more information, see: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/people/lized.html

Maria del Carmen Valls Martinez

María del Carmen Valls Martínez is a PhD in Economics and Business. In 1995 she joined the Economics and Business Department in the University of Almería (Spain), as a grant holder, where she became a professor in 1996 and a senior lecturer since 2001. Her current research interests include financial operations, ethical banking, genre economic studies and health economy. She has published numerous articles in reputable international journals, where she is also a reviewer.

Tom Delay

Tom Delay is chief executive of the Carbon Trust – the first to be appointed to the organisation in 2001. Since then, he has grown the organisation to become a world leader in advising businesses, governments and the public sector on carbon emissions reduction and the development of low-carbon technologies, markets and businesses. Tom chairs Partnerships for Renewables, a Carbon Trust Enterprise that develops wind farms on public land, and is a member of the UK Energy Research Partnership. A chartered engineer, Tom began his career with Shell, working for 16 years in commercial and operations roles including four years as general manager of Pizo Shell – a subsidiary in Gabon. He moved into management consultancy with McKinsey and then as a principal with the Global Energy Practice of A.T. Kearney before joining the Carbon Trust. Tom gained a first class honours degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Southampton in 1981 and completed an MBA, with distinction, at INSEAD, in 1988.

Paul Dickinson

Paul Dickinson is founder and executive chair of CDP, a not-for-profit that runs a global disclosure system for investors to manage their environmental impacts. He is also chair of trustees at responsible investment charity ShareAction.

Christian Doherty

Christian Doherty is a business journalist with more than ten years’ experience writing on subjects including finance, public policy and banking. He has written for Accountancy Age, CFO.com and Financial Director.