Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas

New directors and behaviours needed

‘Directors who serve as a loyal supporter of the CEO have been in demand, when the emphasis should have been upon curiosity and courage – the curiosity to question and the courage to challenge.’

Richard Smerdon

Sensation and drama

‘... there is a distinction between the pluralist share registers of the vast majority of London Listed companies, for which the UK Corporate Governance Code is designed, and the increasingly common phenomenon of FTSE 100 listed closely controlled overseas mining groups for which the Code does not yet provide adequate governance solutions.’