Professor Jill Atkins holds a Chair in Financial Management at Sheffield University Management School, the University of Sheffield and is also a visiting professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and at the University of Pisa.
Her research focuses on corporate governance, responsible investment, stakeholder accountability, integrated reporting and extinction accounting. She edits a series of Corporate Governance Research Monographs published by de Gruyter. Jill chairs the British Accounting & Finance Association’s Special Interest Group on Corporate Governance.
She has co-edited The Business of Bees: An Integrated Approach to Bee Decline and Corporate Responsibility, published in 2016, which arises from a long-term project investigating the role of accounting and responsible investment in preserving biodiversity.
She also co-edited, Around the World in 80 Species: Exploring the Business Case for Extinction Prevention, which was published by Routledge in 2019.
Jill was contributory editor to Chief Value officer: Accountants Can Save the Planet, authored by Mervyn E. King. Her leading textbook, Corporate Governance and Accountability, is soon to be published in its 5th edition. Jill serves as a director and trustee on the board of PAVO, the Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations.