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James Wates CBE to head new industry group on governance reform

Category: Corporate Responsibility

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James Wates, CBE, has been appointed as Wates Group's Chairman of a new industry group on corporate governance.

James will lead the development of corporate governance principles for large private companies.

The appointment is part of the Governments Package of Corporate Governance Reforms and will include work with the Trade Union Congress, the Financial Reporting Council, and the Institute of Directors to help better the way private companies are managed in the UK.

"I am delighted to have been asked to chair this very important piece of work. I feel passionately that good business, well done, can be a force for good in society. I hope that the standards produced through this effort will help promote and enable ever-stronger and more consistent corporate governance amongst large private companies, which generate significant value for the UK economy and society.”- James Wates CBE.You can read James Wates’ letter of acceptance here.

For more information about The Coalition Group: Corporate Governance Principles for Large Privately Owned Companies and the full announcement from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, click here.Are you interested at a career at Wates Group? Please click here.

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