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Professor Anna Tilba

Professor in Management and Marketing

Professor in Management and Marketing in the Business School


Professor Anna Tilba is a Professor in Strategy and Governance in Durham University Business School. She joined Durham University in 2018 having previously spent five years in Newcastle University Business School where she was a researcher in Strategy and Corporate Governance and a Director of Corporate Engagement. She holds a PhD in Corporate Governance from the University of Liverpool Management School. She is known for her research in pension fund governance, accountability and transparency within the UK Financial Services and institutional investor compliance with the codes of best practice. Prof Tilba has a strong record of publications in top tier international academic journals. She also reviews papers for such scholarly journals as Corporate Governance: An International Review, Organization Studies, European Management Review, Business History and her papers appear at various international conferences.

Prof Tilba has years of experience of working and advising the UK policy makers. She has been a member of the Advisory Committee on Fiduciary Duties of Investment Intermediaries for the UK Law Commission. She has also been conducting a research project for the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) into the effectiveness of the investment oversight committees, which is published alongside the FCA's Asset Management Market Study. She has also contributed to the Competition and Markets Authority’s Investigation into the investment consultancy and fiduciary management services and The Pension Regulator’s trustee guide. She is regularly invited to speak at the financial services industry events and round table discussions dedicated to improving governance and accountability standards within financial services. Most recently she presented her newly published research into pension fund fiduciary duties and intergenerational fairness at the Royal Society.

Prof Tilba is a Policy Fellow at Cambridge University Centre for Science and Policy

Prof Tilba also advises on strategy to UK’s largest pension funds and she is an Ambassador for the UK Transparency Taskforce, which is the collaborative, campaigning community, dedicated to driving up the levels of transparency in financial services, right around the world 

Research interests

  • Accountability and transparency within the UK Financial Services
  • Institutional investor stewardship and engagement
  • Pension fund governance and investment practises

Esteem Indicators

  • 2021: The Pensions Regulator's Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Working Group Advisory Board Member:
  • 2020: Pension Policy Academy, Member of the Advisory Board:
  • 2020: TTF Violation Tracker Advisory Board Member:
  • 2020: Independent Reviewer of Best Practice Principles for Shareholder Voting Research & Analysis:
  • 2019: Policy Fellow, Cambridge University Centre for Science and Policy: 
  • 2017: 2017-2018 Visiting Professor, Ritsumeaikan University, Japan:
  • 2016: Ambassador, UK Transparency Taskforce: Dr. Anna Tilba – Transparency Task Force


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