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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) regulates auditors, accountants and actuaries in the public interest by setting high standards of corporate governance, reporting and audit and by holding to account those responsible for delivering them.

IA, Principles of remuneration and shareholder priorities

We’re the trade body and industry voice for UK investment managers. We champion the investment management industry We help our member firms become better businesses  How we’re structured We have five key policy divisions, covering every aspect of the investment management industry:
  • Policy, strategy and research (including funds, pensions and statistics)
  • Investments and capital markets
  • Stewardship and corporate governance
  • Business: risk, culture and resilience
  • International and European
These policy teams are supported by four non-policy divisions:
  • Corporate Affairs team – focusing on external communications and advocacy for the UK, EU and overseas
  • Enterprise – covering membership, training and events
  • Internal operations – these include finance, HR, IT and facilities functions
  • Investment20/20 – the Investment Associatian’s talent solution for the industry.
  • Each of these nine divisions is led by a director who sits on the IA’s Executive Committee.


Founded in 1985, Institutional Shareholder Services group of companies (ISS) empowers investors and companies to build for long-term and sustainable growth by providing high-quality data, analytics and insight. ISS, which is majority owned by Deutsche Bourse Group, along with Genstar Capital and ISS management, is a leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions, market intelligence, fund services, and events and editorial content for institutional investors and corporations, globally. 

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Glass Lewis

Corporate governance has evolved from something that happens just once a year at a company’s annual meeting to a year-round process, with investors and companies interacting in many ways. We are a trusted ally of more than 1,200 investors globally who use our high-quality, unbiased Proxy Paper research, and industry-leading Viewpoint proxy vote management solution to help drive value across all their governance activities.

Since a group of finance, accounting and legal professionals came together in 2003 to found Glass Lewis, we have focused on providing corporate governance solutions that deliver transparency and efficiency to investment, operations and compliance teams.

Robert Head

Lead Consultant

Robert works with organisations of all types as a reward consultant or interim reward professional providing reward solutions, interim management and consultancy.

Robert is experienced in working across multiple sectors (including public listed, private equity, commercial, financial, non-profit, and charity).

Robert has deep subject matter reward experience in corporate governance, executive reward, remuneration committees, reward strategy, reward policy, annual bonus, long-term incentives, transformation and change, corporate actions, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring.

Robert is experienced in stakeholder management working closely with Chairs and executive directors including CEOs and CFOs, non-executive director members of remuneration committees, members of executive committees including business unit CEOs/Presidents, senior HR business partners and other line executives, senior management in other organisations, outside specialists and advisers, and investors.

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Jane Allen

Lead Consultant

Jane has over 30 years of Reward experience within listed multinational organisations and consultancy environments.

Her expertise covers Total Reward (strategy and programmes), benefits & wellness, pensions, executive compensation, Remuneration Committee support, annual and long-term incentives, VCPs (value creation plans), M&As and restructuring.

Jane has successfully established reward teams and best practices for all key reward processes, leading on complex local and international issues across UK and US listed, family owned, and PE backed ownership structures.

She has a keen interest in ESG and how this can be reflected within Executive Pay to align with the long-term sustainability of businesses. 

Jane is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute and a Chartered Insurer. She is an independent Trustee for The Economist Pension Plan.

Damian Carnelll

founder director

CORPGRO is a reward consultancy specialising in executive incentives particularly those connected with growth; and ESG.

Damian has extensive experience advising leading companies on all aspects of executive compensation and equity plans. He was previously with Willis Towers Watson, Aon, and Ernst and Young. 

Damian’s extensive experience in executive compensation and equity plans means he is fully familiar with Corporate Governance norms, institutional shareholder views and proxy voting both advisory and binding.

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