Giles is leading a session The future of legal entity management and technology involvement at 13.30 on Day One.
Giles works as an adviser to Boards and Senior Management teams and acts as a mentor and trainer for both individuals as well as teams of directors. He founded his own advisory practice, DCO Partners, in 2018.
He is a Chartered Secretary and sits on the Boards of Hulgrave Ltd, a FinTech start-up, and the charity Combat Stress. In addition, he is currently a judge for the Investor Relations Society Awards and is a regular speaker and contributor on corporate governance thinking.
In recent years, his work has focused on the financial services, insurance and health sectors, and more recently he completed seven years as the Head of the Governance Advisory Practice at DAC Beachcroft LLP, an international law firm.
His projects frequently deal with supporting organisations at risk of regulatory breach or reputational damage, and he brings to bear his own experience as a Chair and Non-Executive. Giles also enjoys providing bespoke courses for boards, helping them to bring governance and leadership issues to life using challenging crisis scenarios.
Recent examples of his work include leading the independent review of the governance arrangements for the LINK Scheme, a board effectiveness review of Innovate Finance, the UK’s FinTech membership organization and several reviews of serious clinical Incidents at major NHS Hospitals.
Giles’s was previously Managing Director of Capita Company Secretarial Services, an executive director of a large NHS hospital, and his first career was in the Royal Navy where he reached the rank of Captain, serving in a variety of appointments at sea and in Whitehall.
Giles is a graduate of City University, London.
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