Global Standards for the world economy

Tuesday 20 August 2019

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Advisory Council members


Paul George


Paul is Executive Director of the Corporate Governance & Reporting Division and a member of the FRC Board. Paul joined the FRC in 2004 as the Director of the Professional Oversight Board.  The FRC promotes high standards of Governance through the UK Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes.  It sets standards for corporate reporting, audit and actuarial practice and monitors and enforces accounting and auditing standards.  It also operates independent enforcement arrangements for public interest cases involving accountants and actuaries.

He was Chair of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR) from April 2011 to April 2013.  He holds a degree in Accountancy and Financial Analysis from Warwick University, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1985 and was a partner from 1995 until he left the firm in 1999. In addition to being responsible for the audits of many major public interest entities he managed one of KPMG’s significant consulting businesses and was on their UK Consulting management committee.

Following KPMG, and prior to joining the Financial Reporting Council in 2004, Paul was a main board director of a UK publicly quoted company specialising in helping multi-national companies improve their operational efficiency and the effectiveness of their finance functions.