Corporate governance: Commission appoints new members of European Corporate Governance Forum
European Commission - IP/08/1081 02/07/2008
Brussels, 2nd July 2008
The European Commission has appointed the members for the next term of office of the European Corporate Governance Forum. The Forum was set up in 2004 to identify and promote exchange of best practices in corporate governance and to provide high-level policy advice to the Commission.
Internal Market and Services Commissioner Charlie McCreevy said: “The Forum has done a great job during the last three years in addressing the issues that are at the heart of the corporate governance debate in the EU. Effective corporate governance is essential if investors and creditors are to have confidence in capital markets. It is important that the Forum's work in this area continues."
The new Forum comprises ten members whose mandate was renewed, and five new members. The members are senior experts from various professional backgrounds (issuers, investors, academics, regulators, auditors, etc.) whose experience and knowledge of corporate governance are widely recognized at European level.
Members of the Forum are appointed for three years. The Forum meets, under the chairmanship of the Commission, two to three times a year and delivers a yearly report to the Commission.
More information on the European Corporate Governance Forum is available at:
Members of the European Corporate Governance Forum