Editors & Contributors

Fiona Hathorn

Fiona is chief executive of Women on Boards UK and a trustee of the charity Fight for Sight. She is a former investment director for Old Mutual Asset Management and Hill Samuel Asset Management, running the Global Equities and Emerging Markets Desks respectively. In the past, Fiona has advised the board of Thai Euro Fund and been the director responsible for pension fund asset allocation for Old Mutual Asset Management's Employee Pension Fund.

Eelke Heemskerk

Eelke M. Heemskerk is associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, and boardroom consultant at the Galan Group. He publishes on corporate governance, executive decision-making, and global networks of corporate control.

Jenni Henderson

Jenni Henderson is section editor: business and economy for The Conversation. Before starting at The Conversation, Jenni worked on the Mindframe national media initiative, helping journalists report on mental illness and suicide. She has also worked for a number of years in radio, online and television journalism for the ABC and for Reuters at the Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur bureaus.

Brian Henry

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).

Deborah Hicks Midanek

Deborah Hicks Midanek, founder of Solon Group Inc., is a pioneer in the corporate restructuring industry. She is well known for her turnaround expertise having diagnosed and remedied problems for more than 60 corporations and facilitated the growth of nearly 30 other ventures, including her own. Deborah has served as director, lead director or chairman as well as committee chair (audit, compensation, governance, special independent) for public and private companies. She earned her MBA from the Wharton School and an AB from Bryn Mawr College. A frequent writer and speaker on governance, strategy, and leadership, she is deeply involved in promoting entrepreneurship.

Gilles Hilary

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.

Luke Hildyard

Luke is director of the High Pay Centre (HPC), having previously worked as deputy director of HPC from 2012–2015. He was subsequently policy lead for corporate governance and stewardship at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, the trade body for UK pension fund investors, before returning as director of HPC in March 2018. He has authored a number of reports on subjects including inequality, corporate governance and responsible investment and has also previously worked for a number of think-tanks and in local government.

Gavin Hinks

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. Email: [email protected] Address: Kemp House, 152-160 City Road, London EC1V 2NX

Anna Hirai

Anna is vice president, ESG advisory at SquareWell Partners. She is an ESG specialist who started her career as a research consultant at a strategic marketing consultancy based in London. Prior to joining SquareWell, Anna was an ESG research analyst at Vigeo Eiris, an affiliate of Moody's, where she rated listed companies' ESG practice and performance. During her time at Vigeo Eiris, Anna gained a deep understanding of key sustainability issues, ranging from human rights to climate change, and learned how such issues affect companies' sustainable growth.  

Andrew Hobbs

Andrew Hobbs leads EY’s EMEIA public policy team, which works with key stakeholders, including in Brussels. It aims to strengthen the working relationship between the public and private sectors in policy and regulatory matters on topics such as sustainability, technology, corporate governance (including reporting and assurance) and skills. Andrew is chair of the research advisory board for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the corporate governance working group of the European Contact Group (whose members comprise the six largest accounting networks in the EU). He is vice-chair of the corporate governance policy group of Accountancy Europe and a member of both the financial capital committee of the International Corporate Governance Network and of the corporate governance committee of business at OECD. He blogs regularly about the role of corporate governance in trust.

Chris Hodge

Chris Hodge is senior adviser at The Institute of Directors Centre for Corporate Governance. He was formerly an adviser to the International Corporate Governance Network, and 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. Chris is director of Governance Perspectives Ltd.

Garry Honey

Garry Honey is a writer and speaker on board performance and governance issues. He approaches risk from a behavioural economics perspective focusing on the role perception of risk in achieving sound judgment. He examines risk aversion and other types of decision bias that impede sound board decisions. He is the founder of Chiron Risk (www.chiron-risk.com).