Roger Barker

Director of Corporate Governance

Dr. Roger Barker is Director of Corporate Governance and Professional Standards at the Institute of Directors (UK).

His responsibilities include:

  • Corporate governance 
  • Board effectiveness
  • Risk management 
  • Company law 
  • Corporate social responsibility

He also has overall responsibility for the IoD’s Learning and Development activities, Chartered Director and International Partnerships.

Dr. Barker is Senior Advisor to the Board of ecoDa (the European Confederation of Directors’ Associations), and Chairman of the ecoDa Education Committee. He sits on advisory boards at a number of organisations, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He is a visiting lecturer at the Said Business School (University of Oxford), ESSEC (Paris), UCL (London) and the Ministry of Defence (UK), and a former adviser to the EU Economic and Social Committee in Brussels.

Dr. Barker’s book - Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties: Explaining Corporate Governance Change in Europe - was published by Oxford University Press in January 2010. He is also the author (with Dr. Neville Bain) of the IoD’s main guide to the role of the board, The Effective Board: Building Individual and Board Success, which was published by Kogan Page in September 2010.

During the first part of his career, Dr. Barker worked as an investment banker in London and Zürich. He is the holder of a doctorate on corporate governance from Oxford University, where he was a Lecturer at Merton College, and has degrees in economics, finance and political science from the universities of Cambridge, Southampton and Cardiff.

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