James Wates

17 December, 2018

High hopes for Wates’ private companies governance code

“I believe that good business, well done, is a force for good in society,” said Wates Group chairman James Wates at the launch of the self-titled corporate governance code for large private compan...

1 August, 2018

Governance briefs from around Europe

Brexit could boost European voices on UK boards — Europe European voices are to become an increasingly important part of UK boards post-Br...
executive pay, remuneration, salary

29 March, 2018

Will a private company governance code really duck executive pay?

According to reports, executive pay is off the agenda for the corporate governance code for private companies in the UK. James Wates, chairman of Wates Construction and the man appointed by governm...
James Wates

27 March, 2018

Code for private companies will leave out executive pay

A new governance code for UK private companies will say nothing on executive pay, it has been revealed. The businessman leading the project to define a code for private companies has said that the ...
James Wates

1 February, 2018

James Wates to chair private company governance group

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House of Commons, Houses of Parliament

14 February, 2017

MPs say extend governance code to private companies

Large private businesses in Britain should be subject to the UK's corporate governance code for publicly listed companies, according to a House of Commons committee of MPs responding to the collapse ...