News March 2015 FRC appoints Jennifer Walmsley as Director of Investor Engagement

FRC appoints Jennifer Walmsley as Director of Investor Engagement

30 March 2015

PN 20/15

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has appointed Jennifer Walmsley as Director of Investor Engagement to facilitate its outreach among investors and develop policies to support its mission to foster investment. Jennifer Walmsley will join the FRC from Hermes Investment Management where she is Director, Engagement. She has significant global financial markets experience, in particular of engagement with global companies and regulators on strategic, financial, social, environmental and governance issues to achieve positive change in the interests of long-term shareholders.

Notes to editors:

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.

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