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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.


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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.

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Summary of Industry Experience


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.

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  • Grant/Proposal20+
  • Speech20+
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Summary of Product Experience

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.

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.


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.

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.


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.


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


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

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