Andrew Hobbs

United Kingdom
Current Employer:
Ernst & Young LLP
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Areas of Expertise:
  • Accounting and auditing practices
  • Business ethics
  • Corporate risk oversight

      Andrew is EY’s EMEIA Public Policy Leader responsible for driving our public policy and stakeholder engagement strategy across 100 countries.  Development of corporate governance policy forms a key part of that work.

      Andrew a partner in the EY EMEIA Center for Board Matters  which supports boards and committee members in their oversight roles by providing distinctive insights and recommendations tackling complex boardroom issues and new regulatory requirements.

      Andrew is a part-time member of EY UK Corporate Governance team providing advice and insight to boards and companies.

Andrew is a solicitor (17 years PQE).  He has worked for EY for 14 years.

      Andrew regularly meets with listed company boards, audit committees and management across all sectors to help them work through the effects of regulatory and corporate governance change.

      Wide relationships across the governance and ESG community in the investment industry internationally.

      In 2016 conducted a governance review for an AIM company resulting in a new strategy and appointment of a new board

      A regular speaker and trainer on corporate governance, most recently at the European Union’s Corporate Governance Conference supporting the Maltese Presidency in May 2017.

      Andrew is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

      Currently chairing a group of the large audit networks seeking to promote progressive corporate governance improvement across the EU.

      Before joining the in-house legal team at EY in 2003 advising EY on risk management, he worked for Dechert LLP specialising in commercial litigation, professional negligence and white collar crime. 

      Involved in development of UK Audit Firm Governance Code since its inception – adviser to EY leadership on it

A trustee of Bliss, the UK national charity for premature and sick babies, and member of its Risk and Evaluation Committee.