About Board Insight

Who we are

We are  experienced practitioners in governance issues. For our biographies, please use the links on this page.

Julia Casson - Director:
Ken Rushton - Senior Consultant:

Ken Rushton

Ken Rushton joined Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in 1968 after graduating in law from Trinity College, Dublin.  After a career in the company secretarial function of many of ICI’s Divisions in the UK, he was appointed Company Secretary in 1996.  He took early retirement at the end of 1999 to take up the position of Director of the Institute of Business Ethics.  In 2001, he was appointed to the Financial Services Authority (FSA) as Director of Listing and Head of the UK Listing Authority.  From 2004 he was responsible for directing the review of the UK Listing regime. Ken retired from the FSA at the end of 2004. He was an Advisor to the Financial Reporting Council in 2005-06

Ken was formerly a member of the Listing Rules Committee and the Department of Trade and Industry’s Company Law Review Consultative Committee.  He was also a member of the CBI Companies Committee and the equivalent committee in UNICE (now Business Europe). He represented the European Round Table on the OECD Task Force on Corporate Governance.

Ken is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. .He is also a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Private Sector Advisory Group of the Global Corporate Governance Forum. He is the editor of “The Business Case for Corporate Governance” (Cambridge University Press).