Directors Corporate Governance and Stewardship UK Corporate Governance Code 25th Anniversary of the UK Corporate Governance Code

25th Anniversary of the UK Corporate Governance Code

With the publication of the Cadbury Report in 1992 and subsequent creation of the  UK’s Corporate Governance Code, the quality of corporate governance has been greatly enhanced and is globally renowned. A key reason why global investors commit their capital to UK listed companies is the trust and confidence the Code engenders, thereby benefiting UK society in the long-term through jobs, growth and prosperity.
In particular the ‘comply or explain’ approach has allowed companies to respond effectively to evolving market circumstances. As we look to the next 25 years, it is important that our framework of corporate governance continues to evolve.


We have asked a  number of our stakeholders to contribute their thoughts about a particular aspect of corporate governance from the last 25 years or their views on the future. 

Philippa Foster Back CBE, Director, Institute of Business Ethics

Faster, Higher, Farther: but at what price?


Peter Cheese, CEO, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Corporate governance for the modern world

Joanna Causon, CEO, The Institute of Customer Service

Linking corporate governance to customer service is more important than ever 

Sir Roger Carr, Chairman, BAE Systems plc

Performance Driven – Values Led

Helen Brand OBE, Chief Executive, ACCA

Taking the UK Corporate Governance Code into its next quarter-century

Garry Honey, Founder of Better Boards 

The FRC & Risk: 25 years of learning