BiS governance expert takes FRC director role

A Department for Business governance official has joined accounting’s watchdog as a director.

David Styles joins the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) as director of corporate governance. Styles worked at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BiS) where he worked in the corporate law and governance directorate.

He led BiS’s policy implementation on directors’ remuneration, shareholders’ rights and corporate governance. He joins the FRC on 6 May.

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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