Editors & Contributors

Larry D. Thompson

Larry D. Thompson is a former U.S. attorney, independent counsel and deputy attorney general. He is chair of the board at the Ethics & Compliance Initiative.

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.

Samir Dani

Professor Samir Dani is professor of operations management and head of marketing, management and organisation at Keele Business School, Keele University. Professor Dani engages widely with industry and has research interests in supply chain risks, sustainability in supply chains, and the use of technology and business models. He is currently conducting research in the use of AI techniques and autonomous systems within supply chain decision making and logistics. He works closely with the food sector and has published widely and presented his research to both academic and practitioner audiences.

Anna Daroy

Anna Daroy is an international COO and independent NED, leading organisations and industries through complex and transformational changes. Starting her early career with EY and IBM Consulting, her most recent position was as COO then CEO of the Institute of Directors, London. For more than 30 years, Anna has extensively streamlined operations and transformed businesses across USA and Europe, Middle East and Africa in the tech industry, with revenues of up to £13bn. Anna has worked with senior world leaders and has been a key adviser and executive to central governments in technology, infrastructure, transport and security. For more than 14 years, she has been at the forefront in the shaping of the UK telecommunications and consumer energy industries. She led the Government of Jersey, Channel Islands, as COO, where she set the pace in its modernisation and contributed to the island’s digital agenda. Anna was executive director of strategy for Highways England, setting strategy, delivering transformation and initiating the 2050 Transport Vision. She was also COO of the Office of Fair Trading and board adviser in a €4bn tech IPO merger, Sopra-Steria. Anna is also a recently appointed chair of the board of governors of Warwickshire College Group, a council member of the Rural Policy Group and NED chair for TMF, the regulated pan-Channel Islands group.

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