The 2017-2019 BPP Review is being overseen by a Steering Group comprised of the current signatories to the Principles and an independent chair.

The Steering Group is supported by a Stakeholder Advisory Panel, the Members of which, act in their personal capacity. The terms of reference of the BPP Review Stakeholder Advisory Panel require it to be composed of members with the mix of skills, backgrounds, knowledge, experience, geographic locations and diversity appropriate to oversee updates to the Principles in light of the transparency requirements for proxy advisors outlined in the amendments to EU Shareholder Rights Directive 2007/36/EC, adopted on 3 April 2017 and due for implementation in 2019. Members represent the following key stakeholder groups directly or through representative bodies – asset owners, asset managers and companies.

Steering Group

Chair (2017)
Chris HodgeDirector Governance Perspectives
Chair (2018-)
Danielle MelisDirector Aequinova
Loic DessaintCEO Proxinvest
Lorraine KellyHead of Proxy BusinessInstitutional Shareholder Services Inc (ISS)
Alan MacDougallCEOPIRC
KT RabinCEOGlassLewis
Sarah WilsonCEOManifest – Minerva Anaytics

2017 Stakeholder Advisory Panel

Eugenia Unanyants-Jackson Head of ESG Research Allianz Global Investors
Geof Stapledon Vice President, Governance BHP Billiton
Pru BennettHead of Investment Stewardship APACBlackRock Inc
Matt Orsagh Director, Capital Markets Policy CFA Institute
Ken BertschExecutive DirectorCouncil of Institutional Investors
Lutgart Van den Berghe Executive Director GUBERNA
Francesco ChiappettaGeneral CounselPirelli & C. S.p.A
Sir Ken OlisaChairmanRestoration Partners

2019 Stakeholder Advisory Panel

Richard GröttheimCEOAP7
Jakob SkafteSenior Analyst, ESGATP
Mirza BaigGlobal Head of GovernanceAviva Investors
Geof StapledonVice President GovernanceBHP Billiton
Michael HerskovichHead of Corporate GovernanceBNP Paribas Asset Management 
Matt OrsaghDirector, Capital Markets PolicyCFA Institute
Ken BertschExecutive DirectorCouncil of Institutional Investors
Rients AbmaExecutive DirectorEumedion
Carine Smith IhenachoChief Corporate Governance OfficerNBIM
Francesco ChiappettaConsultant, Corporate GovernancePirelli & C. S.p.A
Paul ClarkHead of StewardshipUBS Asset Management
Lutgart Van den BergheProfessor of Corporate GovernanceVlerick Business School