Editors & Contributors

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.

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: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/people/lized.html

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.

Joshua Domb

Joshua Domb is an associate in DLA Piper's corporate crime and investigations team. He specialises in bribery and corruption, tax investigations and compliance and has been involved in internal investigations in the financial, retail and pharmaceutical sectors, as well acting for clients facing investigations by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority. Joshua was also part of the DLA Piper team that represented Andy Coulson during the phone hacking trial.

Guendalina Donde

Guendalina Dondè is a senior researcher at the Institute of Business Ethics. After gaining a bachelor's degree in Economics, Guendalina decided to focus on sustainable economic development and corporate social responsibility both during her Master's and, afterwards, in her professional career. She joined the IBE in August 2014. Prior to this, she collaborated in developing the Code of Ethics for the Italian Association of Management Consultants, and worked for a European NGO based in Brussels, focused on CSR-related topics.

David Doughty

David Doughty is a chartered director, chief executive, chairman, non-executive director and corporate governance expert. He is a director at Talent4Boards, a non-executive director at GLOVOC Fund Partners and a member of Board Agenda's Advisory Panel.

Jean Du Plessis

Jean is currently a professor of law at Deakin University, Australia. He studied in South Africa and obtained his doctorate in Law (LLD) in 1991. He is currently teaching the units Corporate Governance, Corporate Law and Corporations Law at Deakin University. Jean has spent extensive time doing research in the UK and in Germany (as Alexander von Humboldt Scholar) in the areas of corporate law and corporate governance. He has published extensively in international refereed law journals in the areas of corporate law and corporate governance. Jean also published several books as co-author in Australia, Germany and South Africa.