Frank Curtiss is The Chartered Governance Institute’s Immediate Past President, having served as President from August 2015 until the end of July 2017. Frank was Head of Corporate Governance at RAILPEN Investments, which he joined in 1990 and was responsible for corporate governance since 1997 until his retirement in April 2016. Prior to 1990, he worked in the UK university sector as an accountant and started his career in finance with Williams & Glyn's Bank in 1982 after graduating from University College London with a BA degree in English.
He is a member of CIMA as well as an ICSA Fellow and was appointed to the ICSA Council in May 2010 and remains on the UKRIAT Committee. He served as Vice President and Treasurer from 2011 to 2014. He has been a trustee of The Institute's charities since 2007 and is the current chairman of the Chartered Secretaries Charitable Trust. He has also served on the judging panel for our Hermes Transparency in Governance Awards in each year since their inception in 2010.