Dr Roger Barker

Director of Policy and Corporate Governance

Dr Roger Barker is a regular speaker on corporate governance issues at leading universities and business schools.

Roger has been the IoD’s Director of Policy and Corporate Governance since September 2020. He also served as Director of Corporate Governance and Professional Standards at the IoD from 2008-2016.

He is honorary associate at the Centre for Ethics and Law at University College London and was previously managing director of Governomics Ltd, a corporate governance advisory firm. He is also the author of numerous books and articles on corporate governance and board effectiveness.

A former investment banker, Roger spent almost 15 years in equity research and senior management roles at UBS and Bank Vontobel in the UK and Switzerland. He has a doctorate from Oxford University and taught Politics at Merton College Oxford between 2005 and 2008. Until January 2020, he served as a UK member of the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels.

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