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Chris Hodge

Financial Reporting Council
Head of Corporate Governance
London, , GBR


Chris Hodge is Head of Corporate Governance at the Financial Reporting Council, the UK's independent regulator responsible for promoting high quality corporate governance and reporting to foster investment.

Chris is responsible for updating and monitoring the effectiveness of the UK Corporate Governance Code which sets governance standards for companies listed in the UK, and for related guidance to boards on topics such as risk management and internal control and the role of audit committees.

Since July 2010 Chris has also been responsible for the UK Stewardship Code, a "comply or explain" code setting out principles to be followed by institutional investors in order to enhance engagement with the companies in which they invest. Asset managers in the UK are required to report on whether or not they follow the Code.

Chris chairs the European Corporate Governance Codes Network, a group of organisations responsible for their national corporate governance codes in European Union countries.

Prior to joining the FRC in 2004 Chris held positions in a number of UK Government Departments.

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