As both public and private companies wrestle with the new governance codes that came into effect from 1 January 2019, find out how early adopters are responding to the many changes introduced during the year as reflected in their annual reports.

In November, Grant Thornton will release their 18th Corporate Governance Review looking at trends and emerging practices amongst the UK largest companies. This discussion explores best practice and considers how this can be applied to all large companies, be they holding companies or subsidiaries, who are covered by either the new UK Corporate Governance Code or the requirement to include a governance statement in their Annual Report.

Find out more about emerging best practice in governance and how this may be applied to your own organisation. 


Event date

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM GMT

Speakers: Martin Webster and Simon Lowe



To read Grant Thornton’s Corporate Governance Review 2019 in full, click here.



Simon Lowe

Chair at Grant Thornton Governance Institute


Martin Webster

Martin has practised as a corporate lawyer for more than 35 years. He now specialises in corporate governance and advisory work, helping boards, company secretaries and senior management teams understand their responsibilities and find practical solutions to issues surrounding corporate compliance, risk management and governance. He is the editor and main author of the Institute of Directors' leading publication, The Directors' Handbook, now in its third edition, and a contributor to the London Stock Exchange's guide on Corporate Governance. 

Simon Lowe FCA

Simon founded, led and, now in a consulting capacity, chairs the Grant Thornton Governance Institute. He is the instigator and author of the Grant Thornton FTSE 350 Corporate Governance Review, the leading research document into the governance practices of the UK's FTSE 350 companies, now in its 18th year.