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Steve Giles

Every course leader brings a unique wealth of insights from within the boardroom and wider business community to the programmes they deliver; the IoD gives you exclusive access to their expertise.

IoD course leader


Business experience

Steve Giles is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience of advising directors and managers on business issues concerning governance, risk and compliance. Whilst at Deloitte, he worked on a number of high profile assignments including managing the Polly Peck investigation. After leaving Deloitte, Steve has set up and run two companies and has worked in many countries to achieve successful outcomes for his clients with a variety of business issues, including weak board performance, poor risk management, cultural issues, corporate fraud and reputational damage. He specialises in working with directors and senior executives to improve performance.

Professional credentials and training experience

Steve speaks extensively around the world on corporate governance, risk management, economic crime and business ethics. His engagements include: chairing and speaking at international conferences; lecturing for professional bodies such as the ACCA and ICAEW; facilitating regular corporate governance workshops at the London Stock Exchange; and running hundreds of training courses over the last 15 years. Steve became a course leader with the IoD in 2016.

Steve is much in-demand because of his expertise and his engaging delivery style. He always ensures that his material combines the latest theory and best-practice techniques with practical tips and advice.

Steve holds an MA from Christ Church, Oxford, has been a guest lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire and is a published author, his most recent book being “The Business Ethics Twin-Track” published by John Wiley & Sons in 2015.