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FRC appoints new Director of Corporate Governance

07 March 2014

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has appointed a new Director of Corporate Governance.

David Styles will join the FRC on 6 May 2014 and will leave the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) where he worked in the corporate law and governance directorate, to do so. 

ICSA Policy Director Peter Swabey commented on the appointment, saying: ‘I am delighted to hear that David will be joining the FRC and am sure that he will be a valuable addition to their team.’

Melanie McLaren, Executive Director Codes & Standards, said: ‘David joins the FRC at an important time as we seek to work with international standard setters and policymakers on a range of corporate governance issues. 

‘In this year where we will update the UK Corporate Governance Code, David will work with stakeholders to implement changes to going concern and risk management guidance as well as taking forward a new project on succession planning.’

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