David Grayson CBE is professor of corporate responsibility at Cranfield University School of Management. He joined management education in 2007 after a 30-year career as a social entrepreneur and campaigner for responsible business and diversity. This included founding Project North East (now PNE Group), an economic development social enterprise; and serving as a managing director of Business in the Community. David has been a visiting senior fellow at the CSR Initiative of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and has chaired or served on various charity, social enterprise and public sector boards. He currently chairs the national charity Carers UK. David has written several books on responsible business, sustainability and social “intrapreneurism”. David’s latest book: “Take Care: How to be a great employer for working carers”, was published in July 2017.
A chartered accountant with a business background gained in audit at Deloitte, Heather joined the Executive Search and Selection division of Price Waterhouse in 1990 and was a headhunter for 16 years, the last four as an associate director at Veredus. Heather’s search and selection expertise at senior levels spans the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Since 2006, she has focused on developing her coaching expertise and, alongside this, has gained an MSc in Executive Coaching from Ashridge Business School. Her coaching clients have been at director level in both public and private sectors. With her business background, headhunting experience and coaching expertise, she is very well-placed to work with clients in both coaching and career transition.
Filip Gregor is head of the Responsible Companies Section at Frank Bold, a purpose-driven law firm that leads the Purpose of the Corporation Project. The project invites businesses, academics, policymakers and civil society to debate the future of publicly traded companies. Recent publications include “Corporate Governance for a Changing World: Report of a Global Roundtable Series” and “Revisioning the Corporation: A Short Guide to Sustainable Corporate Governance”.
Dr Ian Gregory-Smith is a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield. His primary research interest is the executive labour market and related issues associated with gender, corporate governance, executive remuneration and shareholder voting. He has been published in general interest journals such as The Economic Journal, and his work has informed policy at HM Treasury and the Department of BIS.
Maria Guadalupe is an associate professor in the economics and political science department at INSEAD, the academic director of the INSEAD Randomized Control Trials (RCT) Lab and a member of the European Competitiveness Initiative at the school. Maria obtained a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics in 2003. Prior to joining INSEAD in 2012, she was an associate professor in the economics and finance department at Columbia Business School where she held the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Chair in Leadership and Ethics. Maria has also been a visiting scholar at MIT and Princeton and is currently a research fellow at the Center for European Policy Research (CEPR) and the IZA. She is also a member of the Strategy Research Initiative.
Eelke M. Heemskerk is associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, and boardroom consultant at the Galan Group. He publishes on corporate governance, executive decision-making, and global networks of corporate control.
Jenni Henderson is section editor: business and economy for The Conversation. Before starting at The Conversation, Jenni worked on the Mindframe national media initiative, helping journalists report on mental illness and suicide. She has also worked for a number of years in radio, online and television journalism for the ABC and for Reuters at the Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur bureaus.