Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas

Reassessing governance and sustainability

‘A “rubber stamp” board can result in an organisation sleep walking to disaster. A thoughtful and reflective board that questions and has the courage to try better alternatives can be the best guarantee of continued survival and relevance in uncertain times.’

Lawrence Reed

External audit tendering

‘If companies are forced to tender external audit, how do they ensure the tender is not just a box-ticking chore but results in real value added to the organisation; and can tenders achieve the FRC’s ambition of better audit quality?’