Tom Gosling

Executive Fellow of Finance

BA (Dunelm) PhD (Bath)

Tom Gosling is an Executive Fellow in the Department of Finance at LBS where he contributes to the evidence-based practice of responsible business by connecting academic research, public policy, and corporate action. He also works with the Leadership Institute at LBS.

Tom has 20+ years of experience as a board adviser and is a leading independent authority on corporate governance and responsible business. Most recently he was a senior Partner at PwC where he established and led the firm’s executive pay practice, advising a number of the largest FTSE-100 and equivalent private and European companies on corporate governance and executive pay.

Prior to joining PwC, Tom was a Research Fellow in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University. He has a PhD in Applied Mathematics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

Tom is also the inaugural Executive Fellow at the European Corporate Governance Institute and sits on the ESG Advisory Board of the Financial Conduct Authority. He is on the Advisory Panel and on the Stakeholder Insights Group at the Financial Reporting Council. He also consults private as part of the HR advisory firm 3XO.

As part of his role, Tom engages extensively with regulators such as BEIS, the FRC and the FCA on remuneration, corporate governance, stewardship and ESG policy matters. He participated in a joint PwC and London Business School team commissioned by BEIS to fulfil the Government’s manifesto commitment to study the impact of share buybacks on executive pay and investment and represented London Business School on the FCA’s Purpose Working Group, contributing to the Discussion Paper on Transforming culture in financial services – driving purposeful cultures. Tom has given evidence to the BEIS Select Committee and the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards.

Tom is a regular commentator in print, broadcast, and social media. He presents the Grow the Pie podcast series, the Responsible Business podcast, and the European Corporate Governance Institute Conversations series. Tom is regularly quoted in the quality press, and has appeared on The Today Programme, Radio 5 Live, BBC News, and Sky News.

Research Interests

  • Executive Pay
  • Corporate governance
  • ESG and sustainable investing
  • Purpose of the corporation