Editors & Contributors

Estelle Clark

Estelle Clark is director of policy at the Chartered Quality Institute; a non-executive director of Riversimple, the hydrogen fuel cell eco-car company; and a member of the Governance Advisory Panel at the Institute of Directors.

Marie-Louise Clayton

Marie-Louise completed a 30-year career in industry in 2008 to work as a professional non-executive across a variety of sectors. She holds/has held non-executive board roles at Forth Ports, Zotefoams, Ocean Rig, Geoffrey Osborne and Clarkson plc. Her background is in law and then finance and she has worked in a number of sectors, including telecommunications, engineering, manufacturing, power and oil and gas. Marie-Louise’s last executive role was as finance director of Venture Production.

Ed Coke

Coke is director of consulting for Reputation Institute based in London. He is a respected commentator on all aspects of reputation management, and has been featured in PR Week and other media outlets on topics ranging from the reputational impact of social media to the reputation of the British Royal Family.

David Cooke

David Cooke is a company and financial lawyer with ClientEarth. Prior to this David was a commercial lawyer with the international law firm Denton Wilde Sapte and more recently as a climate change and sustainability consultant, focusing on carbon accounting and reporting. David’s work focuses on company reporting and identifying opportunities for legal interventions to improve corporate transparency in relation to climate change.

Tim Copnell

Tim Copnell is the founding chairman of KPMG's UK Audit Committee Institute and has specialised in corporate governance since 1993. Tim is responsible for overseeing a programme of over 30 audit committee development seminars per annum and for developing updates, tools and guidance to assist directors in fulfilling their duties. He has extensive experience of facilitating board effectiveness reviews and in advising on corporate governance matters, including compliance with codes and regulation.

Dawn Cowie

Dawn Cowie is an experienced financial and business journalist and a contributing editor to Board Agenda. She is a former editor of CBI magazine Business Voice, and equities editor of Financial News.

Mark Craddock

Mark Craddock is a director in Deloitte’s London office and a lead advisor in the BPO advisory practice. Mark has more than 15 years of experience, both in leadership roles for large outsourcing suppliers and as an advisor for a diverse set of global clients across a range of industries. His experience spans the entire sourcing life cycle, with a particular focus on design, negotiation and implementation, including managing contract termination and transition to new suppliers. He has particular expertise in finance, procurement, HR and legal process outsourcing.

David Crowther

David Crowther PhD is a qualified accountant with extensive business experience. Currently he is professor of corporate social responsibility at De Montfort University; research professor at London School of Commerce; visiting professor at Shanghai University, China; and chief research fellow of the Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics. As well as acting as advisor to governments and corporations he has published more than 50 books and 400 articles in academic and professional journal and books. His most recent books are "Modern Organisational Governance" and "The Goals of Sustainable Development: Responsibility and Governance."

George Dallas

George Dallas is policy director at ICGN (International Corporate Governance Network), where he coordinates ICGN’s governance polices and committees, and plays an active role in ICGN’s regulatory outreach. George is also a senior visiting fellow at Cass Business School, a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and works as an independent advisor. He began his career in corporate banking at Wells Fargo Bank, and is published widely in the fields of corporate governance and responsible investment, including the book “Governance and Risk” (McGraw-Hill, 2004). George holds a BA degree, with distinction, from Stanford University and an MBA from the Haas School of the University of California at Berkeley.

Tom Dane

Tom Dane is a chartered accountant, qualified with the ICAEW. He has worked in tax with PwC for 12 years both in the UK and in Slovenia. Tom is currently working in the tax transparency and total tax contribution team, with a range of clients on country-by-country reporting and other corporate tax transparency issues.

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.