Global Research Leadership

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Chris Osborne

Head of U.K. Research

Chris Osborne leads ISS’ U.K. research team, which produces market-leading, high-quality research and voting recommendations on U.K. companies for ISS clients. Based in London, Chris manages the team’s dialogue with U.K. companies in accordance with the ISS Compliance Statement for the U.K. Stewardship Code, monitoring U.K. and global corporate governance developments, and ensuring ISS’ benchmark U.K. voting policy and guidelines reflect widely accepted market standards, investor needs, and best practice. He also serves as Head of South African Research.

Chris joined ISS in 2019, previously serving as Vice-President and manager in the U.K. Research team, before being appointed head in 2021.

Chris has over ten years of U.K. governance experience, including analyst and research roles in the IVIS team at the U.K. Investment Association and at executive remuneration consultant, New Bridge Street (now Aon). Chris holds an LLB Law degree from University College London (UCL).

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