Chris Dawson's research is positioned in the general area of empirical labour economics. He has also written recent articles on behavioural economics/finance. Chris is particularly interested in how optimism influences occupational choice, labour market performance and individual utility.
Michel is currently non-executive director for Valeo, Valco and Ebtrans. He is also currently a member of the finance and risk committee and of remuneration, nomination and governance committee of Valeo. From 2012 Michel has also held the position of vice president of the Franco British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Paris), he was previously President from 2004-2007, and again from 2011-2012. Michel was appointed chairman and CEO of BP France and served from 1995 – 2005. He became CEO of the BP Mobil Fuels Joint Venture in Europe (1997-2000) and Vice President Europe for the BP Group from 2000 to end 2005 when he retired from the BP Group after 36 years of activity. He was also Vice President of EUROPIA (the Brussels-based European Petroleum Industry Association) from 1997 to 2005 and also a Non-executive Director at Institut Français de Pétrole from 1997 to 2005.
Joao Claudio De Luca Jnr is a partner at De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Sociedade de Advogados n Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is an expert in corporate law and the author of several articles on corporate governance and doing business in Brazil.
Professor Elisabeth Dedman is professor of accounting at Nottingham University Business School. Her research, which has been published in many academic journals, includes an interest in how corporate governance reforms improve shareholder wealth. For more information, see: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/people/lized.html
Tom Delay is chief executive of the Carbon Trust – the first to be appointed to the organisation in 2001. Since then, he has grown the organisation to become a world leader in advising businesses, governments and the public sector on carbon emissions reduction and the development of low-carbon technologies, markets and businesses. Tom chairs Partnerships for Renewables, a Carbon Trust Enterprise that develops wind farms on public land, and is a member of the UK Energy Research Partnership. A chartered engineer, Tom began his career with Shell, working for 16 years in commercial and operations roles including four years as general manager of Pizo Shell – a subsidiary in Gabon. He moved into management consultancy with McKinsey and then as a principal with the Global Energy Practice of A.T. Kearney before joining the Carbon Trust. Tom gained a first class honours degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Southampton in 1981 and completed an MBA, with distinction, at INSEAD, in 1988.
Christian Doherty is a business journalist with more than ten years’ experience writing on subjects including finance, public policy and banking. He has written for Accountancy Age, CFO.com and Financial Director.
Joshua Domb is an associate in DLA Piper's corporate crime and investigations team. He specialises in bribery and corruption, tax investigations and compliance and has been involved in internal investigations in the financial, retail and pharmaceutical sectors, as well acting for clients facing investigations by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority. Joshua was also part of the DLA Piper team that represented Andy Coulson during the phone hacking trial.
David Doughty is a chartered director, chief executive, chairman, non-executive director and corporate governance expert. He is a director at Talent4Boards, a non-executive director at GLOVOC Fund Partners and a member of Board Agenda's Advisory Panel.
Patrick Dunne is chairman of the EY Foundation and D30, manufacturers of protective clothing. He is a member of the advisory board for Entrepreneurs Fund. He is also the founder of Warwick in Africa, a charity devoted to improving the teaching of maths and English in African township schools.
Alex Edmans is professor of finance at London Business School and a member of The Purposeful Company Steering Group.
Alex’s research interests are in corporate finance (corporate governance, executive compensation, investment/growth/innovation, and mergers and acquisitions), behavioural finance, corporate social responsibility, and practical investment strategies.
Alex has published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Economic Literature. He is managing editor of the Review of Finance.
Turid Elisabeth Solvang, is president of ecoDa and co-founder and former managing director of the Norwegian Institute of Directors, established in 2009. (www.styreinstitutt.no).
Ms Solvang has been a board member of ecoDa (www.ecoda.org) since 2011, and was also member of the nomination and evaluation committee, the policy committee, and chairing ecoDa’s working group on board selection processes until November 3 2015.
Turid took her M.Sc. in general business at BI Norwegian Business School in 1989. She also holds a master program in scenario planning. Turid has extensive experience in corporate communications, as well as many years experience in board rooms as Non-Executive Director in both corporate boards (mainly financial and service sector) and membership associations.
From 2004 onwards, she has focused on board related products and services, including recruiting for corporate boards, and as co-owner and managing director of Infovidi AS, a project-development company based in Oslo, Norway. She was formerly responsible for corporate communication at Burson-Marsteller (the leading global public relations and public affairs firm) in Oslo, and was head of marketing at Fearnley Data, Oslo.
Richard Emerton is managing partner, board and CEO services, EMEA at Korn Ferry. His clients range from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 companies, to major global consulting and private equity firms. Prior to joining the firm, Richard spent eight years with another global executive search firm, where he held various leadership positions, including head of the board and CEO practice for the UK and head of the EMEA leadership consulting practice.