Roger Barker

Director of Corporate Governance

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

His responsibilities include:

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

In 2015, Dr. Barker became a Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, the EU consultative body which is tasked by the Treaty of Rome to represent the views of organised civil society.

Dr. Barker is a board member of European Women on Boards ASBL (EWoB), a Brussels-based not-for-profit organisation. He is Senior Advisor to the Board of ecoDa (the European Confederation of Directors’ Associations), and Chairman of the ecoDa Education Committee. He is a Guest Lecturer at the Säid Business School (University of Oxford), ESSEC (Paris), and UCL (London). Dr. Barker has worked as an external advisor for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Finance Corporation and the Asian Development Bank. His 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 with UBS and Bank Vontobel 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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