Chris Pierce

Chris is the CEO and founder of Global Governance Services Ltd. He holds a number of board appointments in the UK and overseas. He is a regular chairman and speaker at international conferences and has written many articles and books on corporate governance. His latest book, “Corporate Governance in the Gulf”, was published in January 2012.

He was formerly Director of Professional Standards and Professional Development at the Institute of Directors (IoD) in the UK. Prior to joining the IoD he was the Director of the Centre for Director Education at Leeds Business School and has held senior management positions in British Airways and the Overseas Development Administration.

Chris is a Fellow of the Caux Round Table and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has an MBA, an MSc and an MPhil and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Chris is based in the GGS office in London and works worldwide.