Chris Hodge – 2017 Review Chairman
Chris Hodge was appointed by the Steering Group to oversee the 2017 review of the Best Practice Principles for Shareholder Voting Research.
Mr. Hodge is an experienced policy-maker who has worked at the highest levels with business, investors, regulators, governments, and international organisations, and has written and presented extensively on the topics of governance and stewardship. For ten years until 2014, he was Director of Corporate Governance at the UK’s Financial Reporting Council, where he was responsible for developing and promoting the UK Corporate Governance Code, and for introducing the first national stewardship code for investors.
Chris established, and chaired for eight years until 2015, the European Corporate Governance Codes Network which brings together the bodies responsible for codes in 28 European countries.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Hodge said:“The Best Practice Principles promote the integrity and efficiency of shareholder voting research services and I am delighted to have been invited to chair this review,”. “The new transparency requirements for proxy advisors outlined in the amended EU Shareholder Rights Directive 2007/36/EC, make this the perfect time to review and update the Principles.”
Note: Chris Hodge finished his Chairman position at the end of June 2017.