Giles Peel is a specialist in governance and risk, having worked in these areas for many years, across most sectors. He 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.

In recent years, his work has focused on the financial services, insurance and health sectors, and he has just 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. He also enjoys providing bespoke courses for boards, helping them to bring governance and leadership issues to life using challenging crisis scenarios.

Giles 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.

He is currently a judge for the Investor Relations Society Awards.

Giles is a Chartered Secretary and sits on the Boards of Hulgrave Ltd, a FinTech start-up, and the charity Combat Stress. He recently founded his own advisory company, DCO Partners Ltd.

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