Vanessa Jones is a Director of Corporate Legal Solutions a consultancy working in corporate governance, risk management and internal control, company secretarial practice and compliance. She provides independent and objective specialised help for listed companies, directors and those providing support services to them. She qualified as a barrister and later as a chartered secretary and has worked in the FTSE listed sector in both in-house legal and company secretarial roles since qualifying in 1984. Prior to her current role she was Head of Corporate Governance at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). She has a keen interest in all company law developments, corporate governance, disclosure and transparency, public policy and issues of strategic importance to listed company boards.