12 January 2017
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has appointed Phil Fitz-Gerald as Director of the Financial Reporting Lab.
The Lab brings together companies and investors to support improvement and innovation in reporting.
Phil has been at the FRC since 2009. He led the FRC's project on improving the quality of reporting at smaller listed and AIM quoted companies.
Phil is a chartered accountant and, prior to joining the FRC, was a training consultant which included helping companies with their corporate reporting requirements.
The FRC has also appointed Jennifer Sisson as Senior Investor Engagement Manager to facilitate the regulator’s outreach among investors, develop policies to support its mission to foster investment, and reflect investor and other stakeholder views in its work.
She will join the FRC on 27 March from PwC where she is a Senior Manager for Investor Engagement.
Notes to editors:
- The FRC is responsible for promoting high quality corporate governance and reporting to foster investment. We are the UK competent authority for audit and set the UK Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes as well as UK standards for accounting, auditing and actuarial work. We represent UK interests in international standard-setting. We also monitor and take action to promote the quality of corporate reporting and auditing. We operate independent enforcement arrangements for accountants and actuaries; and oversee the regulatory activities of the accountancy and actuarial professional bodies.