George Dallas

Country
United Kingdom
Current Employer:
ICGN
Job Title:
Policy Director
Areas of Expertise:
  • Accounting and auditing practices
  • Business ethics
  • Corporate risk oversight
  • Integrated business reporting
  • Remuneration
  • Shareholder responsibilities
  • Shareholder rights

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 plays an active role in ICGN’s policy development and regulatory outreach on behalf of members whose assets under management exceed $34 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.

George is also a Visiting Lecturer and a member of the Steering Committee of the Centre for Corporate Governance Research at Cass Business School, University of London, where he teaches MSc and executive education courses in corporate governance. He also works as an independent advisor; recent projects include as a staff consultant 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 ongoing training in corporate governance at the London Stock Exchange Academy.

Previously, George served as Director of Corporate Governance at F&C Investments (now BMO Global Asset Management) in London (£100 billion in assets under management), where he led F&C’s global policies relating to corporate governance, including proxy voting and engagement matters. 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 chief executive 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 also served on the boards of S&P affiliates in France and Spain. George began his career in corporate banking at Wells Fargo Bank, and is published widely in the fields of corporate governance and responsible investment, including the book “Governance and Risk” (McGraw-Hill, 2004). 

George is a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group of the World Bank Group’s Global Corporate Governance Forum and the European Corporate Governance Insitute.  He is also a member of the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. In the charity sector he is co-chairman of London-based Orlando Chamber Choir.

George holds a BA degree, with distinction, from Stanford University and an MBA from the Haas School of the University of California at Berkeley.