Dr Roger Barker is an internationally active expert in corporate governance. Prior to launching his own advisory firm—Barker & Associates Corporate Governance Advisors—Dr Barker served as the Director of Corporate Governance and Professional Standards at the Institute of Directors for almost a decade. He remains a Senior Consultant at the IoD, and also sits on the board of European Women on Boards ASBL.
Dr Barker is a UK Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (the EU advisory body), Senior Advisor to the Board of the European Confederation of Directors Associations (ecoDa) and Chairman of the ecoDa Education Programme for European Directors. He is Honorary Associate at the Centre for Ethics and Law at University College London, and a visiting lecturer at Saïd Business School, Oxford. Dr Barker is the holder of a doctorate from Oxford University and the author of several books on corporate governance and board effectiveness, including ‘The Effective Board: Building Individual and Board Success’ (Kogan Page 2010) and ‘Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties: Explaining Corporate Governance Change in Europe’ (Oxford University Press 2010).