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A Charitable Trust dedicated to thought leadership and best practice in governance


FGRE's Mission

FGRE's Mission is thought leadership in governance in the financial sector, aimed at developing the best practice and ethical standards.

FGRE's Mission is achieved through:

i) Inter-disciplinary research:

•  with input from an Advisory Council of expert and experienced practitioners

•  a partnership with the University of Leicester thus establishing a bridge between the academic and practitioner worlds.

ii) Communication of research output through publication, discussion and debate to develop good governance, as well as influencing public policy and understanding, and regulation.

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FGRE Update

Appointment of three new members to FGRE's Advisory Council

FGRE is delighted to announce that Michelle Edkins (a former FGRE trustee, and Managing Director and Global Head of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment for BlackRock), Alan Brown (Schroders Senior Adviser), and Chris Leslie (formerly of Citibank and the Zygos Partnership) have all agreed to join the Advisory Council.

Further biographical details can be found on the Advisory Council page

DR JOHN MELLOR – New post in Governance at the University of Leicester

Dr John Mellor, Founder of FGRE, has been appointed Visiting Professor of Governance at the University of Leicester, effective 1 st October 2013. Located in the Department of Management Studies of the College of Social Science, this is a five-year fractional professorship funded by the University. Central to the role is interdisciplinary research in governance in the financial sector, directing collaborative work on projects, and associated fund raising. Collaboration will cover the University's partnership with FGRE, when it is in their mutual interest.

John retains his role as FGRE's Director of Research, as well as Chairman of its Advisory Council.

‘Practical Corporate Governance for Smaller Quoted Companies' (second edition)

The second edition of ‘Practical Corporate Governance – for Smaller Quoted Companies', by Dr John Mellor and published by Jordans, is now available. This edition gives greater emphasis to people in governance, more case studies, examines the relationship with shareholders, and takes a critical look at the future for governance.

Further details and how to purchase can be obtained at

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