Monday 26 August 2013

UK: Sir Adrian Cadbury, the Cadbury Archive and a history of the Cadbury Committee

Later this year a history of the Cadbury Committee, written by Professor Laura Spira and Judy Slinn, will be published by Oxford University Press: see here. The book's sources include papers in the Cadbury Archive at Cambridge donated by Sir Adrian Cadbury. Earlier this year Sir Adrian returned to Cambridge and, at a symposium organised by the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network to mark twenty years since the publication of the Cadbury Report and Code, donated to the archive copies of all of his corporate governance speeches.

Following the symposium Sir Adrian was interviewed and offered some insights into the work of the Committee. During the interview he explained that in his view it would have been helpful if, twenty years ago, a legal requirement for a properly constituted audit committee had been introduced. He also said that board self-evaluation was something that he would have liked to have pursued but it was too early to do so. A video of the interview is available below:

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