Dr. Roger Barker is Director of Corporate Governance and Professional Standards at the Institute of Directors (UK). He is Senior Advisor to the Board of ecoDa (European Confederation of Directors’ Associations) and Chairman of the ecoDa education committee. He is a board member of European Women on Boards asbl (EWoB). He sits on several corporate governance advisory boards, including those of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and ISS European Governance Exchange. Dr. Barker is a visiting lecturer at the Said Business School (University of Oxford, ESSEC (Paris), UCL (London), Birkbeck (London) and the Ministry of Defence (UK)
During the first part of his career, Dr. Barker worked as an investment banker, in London and Zürich, with UBS and Bank Vontobel. He is the holder of a doctorate on corporate governance from Oxford University, where he was a Lecturer at Merton College, and also has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in economics, finance and political science from the universities of Cambridge, Southampton and Cardiff.