Editors & Contributors

Neil Boom

For almost thirty years, Neil Boom has provided PR advice to public companies, professional services firms and other organisations. He set up Gresham PR in 2001 and is a director of the ESG Foundation.

Richard Borghesi

Dr Richard Borghesi is an associate professor of finance at the University of South Florida, Sarasota. His research interests include corporate finance, corruption, market efficiency and prediction markets, and he has published in the Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Southern Economic Journal, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Finance Research Letters, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Economics and Finance, Applied Financial Economics, Applied Economics, and The Journal of Prediction Markets. 

Theo Botha

Theo Botha is a South African shareholder activist and a director of Proxy View, which provides proxy advisory services and ESG/executive compensation research reports on issuers listed on the JSE and A2X in South Africa. He has queried many companies in the area of sound corporate governance, ethics, executive compensation, environmental practices and Black Economic Empowerment. Theo served articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers and went into property broking in 1994. He first became involved in issues of corporate governance in 2002, with his first investment in the Sage Group. Theo is passionate about asking executives of big business tough questions. He is seen as the leading shareholder activist in South Africa, constantly pressing corporates for more transparency and good corporate governance.

Olivier Boutellis-Taft

Olivier has been Accountancy Europe’s CEO since 2006. He benefits from a diverse professional experience, having been a public prosecutor in France, a director with PricewaterhouseCoopers, a board member of the European Policy Centre, a director of XBRL international and a business and policy consultant. He regularly speaks on issues related to European affairs and the impact of technology on accountancy. A lawyer and economist by training, Olivier started his professional career in equestrian sports (jumping).

Jonathan Bowdler

Jonathan Bowdler is head of governance risk and compliance at the International Compliance Association. He is global lead postgraduate qualifications, with overall responsibility for all the ICA postgraduate courses. He has over thirty years of industry experience holding senior governance, risk and compliance roles, and holds an MBA from Henley Business School and a postgraduate diploma in management from Reading University.

Jackie Bowie

Jackie Bowie is chief executive of independent financial risk advisory firm JCRA, and leads the JCRA team across its offices in the UK, the US and Canada. Her client focus is on the private equity sector and hedging risk exposures on interest rates and foreign exchange.

Peter Boyden

Peter Boyden is one of five principals of the Adelante Group and has eight years' experience mentoring senior executives. Prior to his mentoring career, Peter spent 30 years with Unilever in marketing and general management roles, working across five continents. He has experience working in operational roles and in central/regional management positions across Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Greece and Australia.

Paul Boyle

Paul Boyle was the first CEO of the Financial Reporting Council and is now chairman of the whistleblowing charity Protect, formerly Public Concern at Work.

Katherine Bradshaw

Katherine Bradshaw is head of communications at the Institute of Business Ethics. As well as heading up the IBE’s PR and communications, Katherine is the author of five IBE Good Practice Guides, including "Communicating Ethical Values Internally". She has a particular interest in how stories create an ethical culture and writes scenarios for ethics training, developing the IBE's e-learning tool "Understanding Business Ethics", to sensitise employees to recognise and deal with ethical dilemmas. She is an advocate for responsible business communications, having written and presented on the subject for professional bodies including CIPR, IABC and PRCA, as well as the IBE.

Niamh Brennan

Niamh Brennan is the Michael MacCormac professor of management at University College Dublin (UCD). Niamh has published on financial reporting, corporate governance, forensic accounting and clinical governance. In 2002 she established the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance.

Neil Britten

Neil Britten CDir is a director at Britten Coyne Partners, international experts in board strategic risk governance. Prior to roles as a professional director, Neil was vice president for a major international consulting firm focused on strategy and strategic change, and an executive with a major oil and chemicals conglomerate. 

His experience spans work in the UK, France, Australia and more than 20 other countries, as an executive and advisor to mostly large, multinational corporations in technology, oil and gas, consumer goods, manufacturing, and financial services sectors. He has also acted as an advisor to private equity investors in start-ups and SMEs.

Jann Brown

Jann Brown is a former finance director at Cairn Energy and is a co-founder of Magna Energy. She currently serves as the audit committee chair at John Wood Group and at Troy Income and Growth Trust.