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Corporate governance is vital to the fuctioning of the capital markets.

Mala Shah-Coulon

EY UK Corporate Governance, Associate Partner

Passionate about governance – a vital ingredient to running a successful enterprise and not a compliance imperative. Mum of twins and trustee at Bliss.

Mala is an Associate Partner in EY’s Assurance practice. She runs EY’s Corporate Governance Team and brings insights on governance and narrative reporting to directors and company secretaries. She has written several publications, including Engaging stakeholders, restoring trust - EY’s 6th annual review of narrative reporting of the FTSE 350.

Mala represents EY on the CBI Companies Committee and runs EY UK’s forum for company secretarial professionals to discuss and share first hand their experiences and issues with their peers in the FTSE 350 market. She is also on the Board of Trustees of Bliss, the UK’s national charity for babies born premature or sick.

Prior to her current corporate governance role, Mala spent six years as a director in EY’s Professional Practice Directorate, advising audit teams and senior client handlers on technical auditing, corporate governance and risk management issues.

Mala is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

How Mala is building a better working world

“My corporate governance role at EY means keeping boards up-to-date on what matters to investors, regulators and other key stakeholders. I help businesses understand the practical implications of existing and upcoming requirements, enabling them to report in a meaningful and balanced manner. These activities are vital to creating accountability in the capital markets system - helping to build and create trust.  

In my role as trustee, overseeing the work done by Bliss has enabled the charity to influence government policies and provide information and other support resources to parents. This has helped make a difference and led to better outcomes for babies and their families.”