George Dallas has served as Policy Director at the International Corporate Governance Network since 2014, where he coordinates ICGN’s governance polices and committees, and leads ICGN’s policy development and regulatory outreach on behalf of members whose assets under management are around US$70 trillion. He is responsible for oversight of ICGN guidance statements, Viewpoint reports, public comment letters and broader thought leadership to promote ongoing governance reform and best practice by both companies and investors. He serves as a faculty member for ICGN’s Governance, Stewardship and Sustainability training programme.
George is a Visiting Lecturer at Bayes (formerly Cass) Business School, University of London, where he teaches MSc and executive education courses in corporate governance. He also is a member of the Advisory Council of the Corporate Governance Institute of the Frankfurt School of Finance. In addition, George works as an independent advisor; past projects include an assignment for the World Bank to develop a stewardship code in Kenya, a study of European Union corporate governance policy on behalf of the CFA Institute and teaching executive education courses in governance at Kings College London and the London Stock Exchange Academy. He is former Chair of Orlando Chamber Choir, a London-based registered charity.
Previously, George served as Director of Corporate Governance at F&C Investments (now BMO Global Asset Management) in London, where he led F&C’s global policies relating to corporate governance, including proxy voting and engagement matters. He represented F&C in several professional organisations, including the Investment Committee of the Association of British Insurers and the Corporate Governance Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
Prior to joining F&C George was a Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s, where he held a range of managerial and analytical roles in New York and London over a 24-year period, including as region head of Standard & Poor’s European credit rating operations, head of its London office, global head of emerging markets and as global practice leader of S&P’s governance services unit. He served on the boards of S&P affiliates in France and Spain. George began his career in corporate banking at Wells Fargo Bank.
George is published widely in the fields of finance, corporate governance and responsible investment, including the books “Governance, Stewardship and Sustainability” (ICGN, 2021) and “Governance and Risk”, (McGraw-Hill, 2004).
George holds a BA degree, with distinction, from Stanford University and an MBA from the Haas School of the University of California at Berkeley.