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Paul is widely considered one of the foremost authorities in the field of executive compensation and corporate governance, having researched and written about the subjects for more than 20 years. His opinions are widely sought and he regularly appears in major print and broadcast media as well as speaking at conferences and seminars. Paul is a regular columnist with 'Responsible Investor', 'Fortune' and 'Motley Fool'. He also consults for governance research firm BHJ Partners. Until recently he was GMI Ratings'/The Corporate Library's Chief Research Analyst. He joined The Corporate Library in 2001 and as the firm's expert on executive and director compensation, and the author of most of the company's published research on compensation as well as other areas of governance. Paul oversaw compensation data collection and was responsible for the input and design of all The Corporate Library's, and now GMI Ratings', compensation products, ratings and services. He was also the chief author on GMI's award winning blog and was a regular contributor to Forbes.com.

Prior to joining The Corporate Library in 2001, he worked for The Executive Compensation Review (ECR), published by Incomes Data Services (IDS) in London. Joining as a researcher on IDS's Management Pay Review, he became the Assistant Editor of the Executive Compensation Review in 1995. While there he was responsible for building up and designing the ECR's executive compensation research program, as well as writing and researching the influential Directors' Pay Report series. He is the author of numerous books and research reports on executive pay for GMI Ratings, The Corporate Library, Incomes Data Services and Remuneration Economics. These include Pay for Failure, Pay for Success, Executive Share Incentives: Policy and Practice, The Directors' Pay Report, My Big Fat Corporate Loan, Golden Parachutes & Cushion Landings and Golden Hellos. He has also had articles published in numerous journals, including 'Fortune', 'Business Week', 'The Guardian', 'Reuters', Responsible Investor', 'Bloomberg', 'Forbes', 'Directorship', 'Ivey Business Journal', 'Corporate Secretary Magazine' and 'Directors and Boards'. His most recent book was Building Value Through Compensation, a title in the CCH Board Perspectives series. Mr. Hodgson is a graduate of Durham University (U.K.) and University College, Cardiff, Wales.
Specialties
Paul specializes in short-form and long-form articles (news-based, commentary and opinion pieces) on corporate governance and executive pay both in the US and internationally. He is also the author of many white papers and longer, academic-style research reports. He is also a published poet, librettist and playwright.
Interests
Corporate governance, executive compensation, theatre, literature.
Education
Welsh College of Music and Drama Sep 1985 – Jun 1986
Performance, MA Honours

Paul studied all aspects of performance, including voice, speech, stage combat, dance, singing, acting. While there he won the Best Young Playwright Competition run by the National Theatre of Wales with his play The Dome of Pleasure which was subsequently performed at the theatre and went on to sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


Durham University Sep 1980 – Jun 1983
English Language and Literature, BA Honours

Paul's main areas of study were Shakespeare, Modern Drama, American Literature, the novels of Joseph Conrad, Romantic Literature, Nineteenth Century Novels


Honors and Awards
Best Young Playwright Paul's play - The Dome of Pleasure - won the prestigious Best Play award in the competition run by the Sherman Theatre, the National Theatre of Wales.

100 Most Influential People in Finance Paul was voted one of the 100 most influential people in finance in the US.

100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance Paul was voted one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance in the US.

Top 10 Analyst for Corporate Governance Voted one of the top 10 analysts for corporate governance in the world in 2013.

Top 10 Analyst for Corporate Governance Voted one of the top 10 best analysts of corporate governance in the world in 2012.

Association Memberships
National Union of Journalists Paul was a member of the National Union of Journalists until leaving the UK in 2000, and was appointed Father of Chapel for Incomes Data Services from 1996-1999.

British Actors' Equity Paul is a member of British Actors' Equity

Writers' Guild of Great Britain Paul is a full member of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain

Projects by Industry
Finance

Paul has written about the finance industry from the perspective of investment and the influences of corporate governance and executive pay for more than 14 years. Initially as Chief Analyst for investment research firm The Corporate Library, then as blogger, Forbes.com contributor and now regular columnist at Responsible Investor, Fortune and Motley Fool (UK and US), Paul's contributions to investment strategy and stock screening have been used by public and private investment funds from CalPERS to the Council for Institutional Investors to Blackrock.

Management

Paul has been writing about executive pay, boards and corporate governance for more than 20 years both as a freelance journalist - most recently with Responsible Investor, Fortune and Motley Fool (US and UK) and as a full-time researcher and writer for research firms such as Incomes Data Services (part of Reuters), The Corporate Library, and GMI Ratings (part of MSCI).

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Paul has written articles for all of his employers - IDS, The Corporate Library and GMI Ratings and has continued to do so as a freelance.

Blog Post

Paul was the chief writer on The Corporate Library's award-winning blog and continued when the firm merged to become GMI Ratings.

Book

Paul was commissioned by CCH Publishing to contribute a volume in its Board Perspectives series and wrote Building Value Through Compensation for it.

Facebook Post

Paul runs the Facebook pages for The Everyman Repertory Theatre and for Golden Larynx Productions

Grant/Proposal

Paul is the grant writer for The Everyman Repertory Theatre and has had enormous success applying for and receiving grants for the company, including the Maine Community Foundation's Theater Fund grant in every year but one of the company's existence.

News Story

Paul has written News Briefs for Incomes Data Services, and was always available to react quickly to news items about executive pay and corporate governance during his time at The Corporate Library and GMI Ratings, writing them up immediately for clients. He has continued releasing news stories with most of his journalistic outlets.

Press Release

Paul was in charge of writing press releases and dealing with the media for the whole 12 years he was at The Corporate Library/GMI Ratings.

Speech

Paul was responsible for writing his own speeches as well as those for other senior managers at both IDS and The Corporate Library.

Twitter Post

Paul began his Twitter career with Tweets for GMI Ratings and continues in his freelance career with the vast majority of Tweets publicizing his own work.

Projects By Expertise
Research Writer

Paul has worked as a research writer for Incomes Data Services (part of Reuters), The Corporate Library and GMI Ratings successively for more than 20 years. He began as researcher, was promoted to Assistant Editor and then to Chief Research Officer and finally to Chief Research Analyst.

Journalist

Paul has worked as a freelance journalist since 2012, first with his own column at Forbes - Governance Matters, then as a regular columnist with Responsible Investor, Fortune, and Motley Fool (UK and US), with several op-eds published by Reuters and Bloomberg.

Script Writer

Paul has written and/or translated two plays and two libretti, as well as a song cycle. His latest libretto, The Great Charter, will be performed at Durham Cathedral in May 2015

Editor

Paul worked as Assistant Editor of the Management Pay Review from 1995 to 2000 and was responsible for editing many of the articles published in the Review during that period.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

Paul has written many op-ed, commentary articles for a variety of outlets including Bloomberg, Reuters, The Corporate Library and GMI Ratings.

Humorous

The Corporate Library Blog allowed Paul to talk about corporate governance and executive compensation in a humorous way, even initiating a series of Governance Haikus.

Journalistic

Paul has written in the journalistic style for all of his articles published on The Corporate Library's blog and all the articles published in the various media outlets he has written for.

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

Paul regularly writes about small companies in a variety of industries - executive pay and corporate governance problems are not limited to the largest companies.

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