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Ruth Bender

Ruth Bender is a Professor of Corporate Financial Strategy at Cranfield School of Management. Prior to joining Cranfield, she was a partner in Grant Thornton where she specialised in corporate finance, she also worked for a while as an executive in private equity. She is the author of Corporate Financial Strategy, Routledge, currently in its 4th edition. Ruth's research interest is in the practical implications of corporate governance in large companies, mostly as it affects boards and board committees. In particular, she has worked with remuneration committees and audit committees of listed companies. Her PhD investigated how executive remuneration is determined in FTSE 350 companies, and her current research looks at the work of compensation consultants.
Contributed to


The remuneration committee adviser
The remuneration committee adviser
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers the legal, regulatory and practical issues surrounding the appointment of a remuneration committee consultant or adviser. It discusses how companies select and engage advisers, the role of the adviser and issues relating to independence and conflicts of interest. The Practice Note also provides an overview of the Code of Conduct for Executive Remuneration Consultants published by the Remuneration Consultants Group.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 1980


  • FCA (institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
  • SFHEA (Higher Education Academy)


  • PhD, Warwick
  • MBA, Cranfield

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