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FRC appoints Codes & Standards Director and Director of Investor Engagement

PN 084
02 Sep 2013

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has appointed Marian Williams as Codes & Standards Director and Angus Bogle as Director of Investor Engagement. Marian and Angus bring to the FRC technical knowledge and a wealth of experience in their respective fields.

Marian will work with Melanie McLaren, Executive Director, Codes and Standards to promote high quality corporate governance and reporting. Marian, who is a Chartered Accountant, joins the FRC from PwC, most recently as a Director in its Financial Services Assurance Practice.

Melanie McLaren, Executive Director Codes & Standards, said:
“Marian joins the FRC at an important time as we seek to influence international standard setters and policymakers across a range of corporate governance, accounting, audit and actuarial issues. Marian brings a broad range of experience in respect of financial services reporting, regulation and governance.”

Angus Bogle will work with Mridul Hegde, Executive Director, Strategy, to develop an enhanced engagement programme between the FRC and the investor community. He will also work with the FRC’s Codes & Standards team to ensure corporate governance and reporting meet investors’ needs.

Mridul Hegde, Executive Director, Strategy, said:
“Angus will be heavily involved in overseeing the FRC’s project to establish a clearer evidence base about the relationship between stewardship, corporate reporting and auditing, making clear the contribution to stewardship that should be made in each part of the investment chain. He has a wealth of experience in financial markets, including 25 years in blue chip investment organisations on both buy and sell-side.”
Notes to editors:
  1. The FRC is responsible for promoting high quality corporate governance and reporting to foster investment.  We 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 disciplinary arrangements for accountants and actuaries; and oversee the regulatory activities of the accountancy and actuarial professional bodies.
  2. All Press enquiries should be directed to: Peter Timberlake, Head of Communications on telephone: 020 7492 2397/ 07768 502332, or email Or to Sophie Broom, Communications Executive, on telephone: 020 7492 2395/ 07771 808464 or email:

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