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Corporate Governance and Reporting

Corporate governance is central to the strength and health of our global economy.

EY’s UK Corporate Governance team provides guidance and thought leadership on governance issues to help our clients, and to contribute to wider discussions on good governance, based on our research and engagement with investors, boards and regulators.

Corporate governance is the system by which companies are directed and controlled, and is never far from the spotlight, particularly in the UK’s present political landscape. We are actively engaged in shaping dialogue on corporate governance in the UK, as increasingly rapid change to the world and business environment will mean future shifts in the practice and regulation of governance.

Blogs and podcasts

Podcast: Governance in large privately-held businesses
March 2019

Listen to Mala Shah-Coulon, Associate Partner, EY, James Wates CBE, The Wates Group, and Elizabeth Bagger, Institute for Family Business, discuss the new private company governance requirements and the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies.

Discussing purpose and stakeholder engagement: takeaways from EY roundtables with company secretaries
December 2018

Fiona Burgess reflects on viewpoints from company secretaries on how businesses are responding to changes in the new Corporate Governance Code.

How are companies engaging with their workforce?
August 2018

Natalie Bell reflects on some of the key messages from our panel discussion on workforce engagement, including the realities in practice.

Change ahead – my reflections on the Draft UK Corporate Governance Code
April 2018

Ken Williamson pens his thoughts on the Draft UK Corporate Governance Code, and highlights two areas of change which have been the main focus of discussions with companies and investors.

In the media

Board Agenda
September 2017

Annual reports swell in size and content improves, but work to be done highlights key messages from Annual reporting in 2016/17: broad perspective, clear focus with views from Mala Shah-Coulon and Ken Williamson.

September 2017

EY warns FTSE 350 against unfocused and bland annual reports, and highlights key messages from Annual reporting in 2016/17: broad perspective, clear focus, with views from Mala Shah-Coulon, and Ken Williamson, Corporate Governance Executive Director and Partner.

August 2017

Corporate governance – is the UK getting ahead of the curve? by Mala Shah-Coulon, reflects on the snap election’s impact on governance reform, and how boards should find pragmatic solutions to the underlying issues using existing tools.

March 2017

In Future-proofing corporate governance Mala Shah-Coulon and Hywel Ball discuss how the UK can reform and maintain its reputation against a backdrop of Brexit and technological change.

Contact us

Ken Williamson

EY - Ken Williamson

Head of Corporate Governance
+44 (0)20 7951 4641


Mala Shah-Coulon

EY - Mala Shah-Coulon

Associate Partner
Corporate Governance
+44 (0)20 7951 0355


Natalie Bell

EY - Natalie Bell

Corporate Governance
+44 (0)20 7951 1316