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Dr. Graham Sadler

Dr. Graham SadlerPrincipal Lecturer in Finance

Building: William Morris Building
Room: WM124


  • 1999, Ph.D., University of Warwick
  • 1990, B.Sc (Hons), Applied Mathematics and Business Studies, University of Warwick

Research Interests:

  • The role of compensation consultants in the setting of executive pay
  • The structure and function of the Board of Directors
  • Executive remuneration – the link between pay and performance
  • Shareholder activism

Selected Outputs:

  • Conyon, M.J., Peck, S.I., and Sadler, G.V. (2011) 'New perspectives on the governance of executive compensation: an examination of the role and effect of compensation consultants'. Journal of Management and Governance 15 (1), 29-58
  • Sadler, G., and Conyon, M. (2010) 'Shareholder Voting and Directors’ Remuneration Report Legislation: Say on Pay in the UK'. Corporate Governance - An International Review</em 18 (4), 296-312
  • Conyon, M., Peck, S., and Sadler, G. (2009) 'Compensation Consultants and Executive Pay: Evidence from the United States and the United Kingdom'. Academy of Management Perspectives 23 (1), 43-55
  • Sadler, G. (2003) 'Corporate Boards and Incentives: Empirical Evidence From the UK in 1935'. Corporate Ownership and Control</em 1 (1), 129-138
  • Conyon, M., Mallin, C., and Sadler, G. (2002) 'The disclosure of directors' share option information in UK companies'. Applied Financial Economics 12 (2), 95-103
  • Conyon, M., and Sadler, G. (2001) 'CEO Compensation, Option Incentives and Information Disclosure'. Review of Financial Economics 10, 251-257
  • Conyon, M.J., Peck, S.I., and Sadler, G. (2001) 'Corporate Tournaments and Executive Compensation: Evidence from the UK'. Strategic Management Journal 1 (22), 805-815
  • Conyon, M.J., and Sadler, G. (2001) 'Executive Pay, Tournaments and Corporate Performance in UK Firms'. International Journal of Management Reviews 3, 141-168
  • Conyon, M.J., Peck, S.I., and Sadler, G. (2000) 'Econometric Modelling of UK Executive Compensation'. Managerial Finance 26, 3-21
  • Conyon, M.J., Peck, S.I., Read, L., and Sadler, G. (2000) 'The Structure of Executive Compensation Contracts: UK Evidence'. Long Range Planning 33, 478-503


  • Principles of Financial Investment
  • Corporate Finance (at undergraduate and postgraduate level)
  • Masters' Dissertations

Other Responsibilities:

  • Programme Manager – MSc Finance
  • Programme Manager – MBA Finance
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University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023