Paul DruckmanChair at World Benchmarking Alliance
A passionate global leader in capital market reform – from corporate governance to reporting & measurement; to sustainability.
Paul is well known and respected in business, regulation and in the accounting profession worldwide. Following an entrepreneurial career in the accountancy software industry, Paul has operated as a non‐executive chairman and director for companies in a variety of sectors.
He is Chairman of the World Benchmarking Alliance which is building a movement to measure and incentivise business impact towards a sustainable future that works for everyone through free and transparent benchmarks and rankings. He is also Chairman of Clear Insurance which is a mid-tier insurance broker with offices throughout the UK.
In the accounting profession Paul’s highlights include being President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales; being on the City Takeover Panel; and as a Board member of the UK regulator, the Financial Reporting Council. The FRC non-executive role was over 2 separate terms, including the post Enron era and then again until 2019. He also chaired the FRC’s Corporate Reporting Council which sets UK accounting standards and currently is chairing a major FRC project on the Future of Corporate Reporting.
In the field of sustainability, a highlight was chairing HRH The Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Executive Board for many years, whilst his last full-time role was at the International Integrated Reporting Council where he helped create and then led the team as CEO for five years from inception. He is on the Advisory Council of the UK’s Impact Investing Council
He has a variety of other roles currently – from chairing Clear Insurance; to being a Board member of SASB and the Shift Project, which brings respect for human rights to business via the UN Guiding Principles.
Paul is an Ambassador for A4S and an Honorary Professor at Durham Business School.