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Corporate governance

ICAEW and our members promote good practice in corporate governance.

Over half of our 142,000 members are in business, and many of them sit on boards or have senior positions running companies. Our members in practice support the flow of reliable information between companies and their stakeholders.

ICAEW is a significant voice in the corporate governance debate because our members help companies do business better, enhancing trust in the market economy.

Key topics

Introducing basic information on corporate governance in the UK and beyond.


Connect and reflect: Dialogue in corporate governance

To succeed in the modern world, businesses must move away from defensive old-style news management and corporate positioning. ICAEW argues that if companies embrace a positive approach to corporate governance that ensures they connect with and reflect society, they will reap many benefits.

Corporate Governance Briefing

Updates on UK, EU and other developments. This paper provides a brief update on governance developments since the last Corporate Governance Committee meeting.

Corporate Governance Committee

Meet the powerhouse behind our corporate governance work.

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Corporate Governance Group

A forum on corporate governance sharing practical knowledge and networking.


Government Corporate Government policy consultations

On 29 November 2016 the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a Green paper on Corporate Governance. The BEIS Commons Select Committee launched an inquiry on Corporate Governance in September 2016.

Better boards

Information and guidance on board effectiveness for corporate governance professionals from the Corporate Governance Group

The board and board committees

Guidance, articles, eBooks, publications and other resources on the role and work of the chairperson, boards and audit & risk, nomination and remuneration committees.

Non executive directors

Guidance, articles, eBooks, publications and other resources on the role and legal position of NEDs and Chartered Accountants acting as NEDs

Library & Information Service

Handpicked resources on corporate governance, including articles and eBooks.

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