The Centre for Corporate Governance leadership

The centre is led by Professor Alex Edmans, Paul Coombes, and Nicole Hergarten-Tucker.



Alex Edmans

Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance and the Academic Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance (CCG).

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Paul Coombes

Paul Coombes is Chairman of the CCG and a director of the Investor Forum. He is a former director of McKinsey & Company, where he worked for 27 years across a wide range of several industries. Paul was head of McKinsey’s UK insurance practice and a global leader of the firm’s financial institutions practice. He served leading financial institutions in the US, Japan, Continental Europe and Scandinavia. Paul also led the firm’s work in corporate governance, working with publicly quoted and private companies on board effectiveness and corporate strategy.
More recently, he served as a specialist adviser to the BEIS Select Committee Inquiry on corporate governance. He is a member of the Financial Reporting Council’s Stakeholder Advisory Panel.



Nicole Hergarten-Tucker

Nicole Hergarten-Tucker is Executive Director of the CCG, and holds a Master of Science in Financial Engineering degree from City University of Hong Kong. She worked for Westdeutsche Landesbank, in Düsseldorf and London, in fixed income sales and trading, interest rate derivatives solutions and asset swap sales. Later, Nicole joined CIBC World Markets’ credit derivatives and securitisations team before becoming an executive director in Goldman Sachs’ FICC department. She then moved to Hong Kong and later to Australia, working as an advisor to the Australian financial sector on Basel II and IFRS change management and implementation. In London Nicole was executive director of McKinsey’s Capital Market Practice and executive director at the International Centre for Financial Regulation. She then joined London Business School’s Coller Institute of Private Equity as executive director before taking on her current role.