Professor John Board is Dean of the Henley Business School and Professor of Finance. His research and consulting activities have focussed on the operation of financial markets and their regulation. He has acted as advisor or consultant to many markets, agencies and regulatory authorities in the UK and abroad. Before taking the position of Dean, John was Director of the ICMA Centre. He has taught finance and related topics in some 20 countries. Before joining the University, John spent a number of years on the faculty of the LSE.