FRC details advisory group for corporate reporting project

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), which is currently under fire after the Kingman review recommended its abolition, has announced the composition of the advisory group for a major project on the future of corporate reporting

The group will provide input and advice to the FRC as it develops the project which will lead to recommendations for changes to regulation and practice.

It is made up of representatives from the FRC’s major stakeholder groups - companies, investors, civil society groups, academics, auditors, audit committee chairs, lawyers and design agencies.

From the professional services sphere, it includes Hywel Ball, managing partner of assurance and UK head of audit at EY; Yasmine Chahed, lecturer in accounting at the London School of Economics; Jeffrey Hales, professor of accounting at Georgia Institute of Technology and chair of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board; and Paolo Quattrone, chair in accounting, governance and social innovation at the University of Edinburgh Business School.

Other members are Andy Blackstone, company secretary, M&C Saatchi; Roland Bosch, corporate engagement, Hermes Investment Management; Carlota Garcia Manus, senior investment stewardship analyst, Church Commissioners for England; Simon Gleadhill, corporate reporting and IFRS technical controller, Howden Joinery Group; David Gorman, head of research, Castlefield Partners; Simon Messenger, director, 2° Investing Initiative; Dean Radley, investor engagement director, Radley Yeldar; Alice Revels, head of corporate reporting, BP; Karin Ri, director, responsible investment, Asset Management One International; William Underhill; Helen Wier, non-executive director and audit committee chair, Just Eat PLC and Gems Education.

Report by Pat Sweet

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