Patricia Harned is chief executive officer of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) in Arlington. The mission of the ECI is to empower organisations to build and sustain high-quality ethics and compliance programmes. The ECI is an alliance of three non-profit organisations: the Ethics Research Center (ERC), the Ethics & Compliance Association (ECA) and the Ethics & Compliance Certification Institute (ECCI). Dr. Harned chaired the ECI’s Blue Ribbon Panel on High-Quality Ethics & Compliance Programs, which established a new industry standard for effective ethics and compliance efforts in organisations. She has served as a consultant to many leading organisations, among them Penn State University, Daimler AG, and the New York Stock Exchange. Dr. Harned has testified before Congress and the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and she has provided briefings to U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, the OSHA Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, and the Federal Bar Council on strategies to increase effective reporting of suspected organisational misconduct.
Cathy James is the chief executive of Public Concern at Work, the whistleblowing charity that advises individuals and supports organisations with whistleblowing arrangements, and lobbies for legislative change.
Michael Jarrett is a senior affiliate professor in organisational behaviour at INSEAD. Prior to joining INSEAD, Michael followed the dual tracks of academia and change management consulting. Currently, he teaches extensively on executive programmes and consults to a variety of clients delivering seminars, key note speeches and top team workshops in helping them to address the dilemmas of strategy execution. He is a programme director of INSEAD's Strategy Execution Programme. Michael is the author of several articles and books including his latest book, "Changeability: Why some companies are ready for change – and others aren’t", and was the 2011 award winner of the ECCH Case in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour.
Professor Andrew Kakabadse is an internationally renowned expert on boards, top team management and leadership. A professor of governance and strategic leadership at Henley Business School, he is currently working on a major global study of boardroom effectiveness and governance practice.
Natalia Karelaia is an associate professor of Decision Sciences at INSEAD where she teaches Negotiations and Managerial Decision Making. Before joining the faculty at INSEAD, she was an assistant professor at Université de Lausanne, Switzerland. She received her PhD in Management from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, and was a visiting scholar at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard University.
Paul Kearns has been specialising in putting a hard value on “human intangibles” for more than 25 years. As a professional in the field of human capital management, he was one of the founders of the Maturity Institute (MI), a multi-disciplinary body he now chairs, which measures organisational effectiveness and produces comparative company ratings. MI has produced clear evidence to reveal strong links between corporate governance, human capital management and company valuation. This has drawn attention from the investment community and regulators at the New York Fed and the Bank of England. Paul is also a prolific writer of books and articles concentrating on professionalism and effective strategies in human capital management and has been teaching at executive and MBA level for many years.
Prior to joining INSEAD, Thomas was on the faculty of Erasmus University Rotterdam and received his PhD at Maastricht University.
He teaches managerial accounting in INSEAD’s core MBA programme, with an emphasis on managerial decision-making, performance measurement, and incentive provision and distortion. His research interests include corporate governance, shareholder activism, and risk management.
Denis Kilroy is the Managing Director of The KBA Consulting Group – an Australian firm that he established in 1994 after some ten years with LEK and Marakon Associates.
He played a key role in establishing LEK’s Australasian practice and was one of the first non-Americans to be elected partner with Marakon.
He established KBA to focus on a more conscious and more socially responsible approach to business. This involved helping client companies to develop the ability to create real value for customers and significant wealth for shareholders, while at the same time seeking to enhance community and environmental wellbeing. Throughout the mid-to-late 1990s, he was often told that the ideas that he was working with were well ahead of their time.
Whether that was true or not in the past, the emergence of streams of thought like Conscious Capitalism in the very different business environment that emerged in the wake of the GFC, led him to the view that the time was now right to publish. Customer Value, Shareholder Wealth, Community Wellbeing was written by Denis and his co-author Marvin Schneider over an extended period. It represents the culmination of more than 20 years work.
Dr Collette Kirwan is a lecturer in accounting at the Quinn School of Business, UCD. She qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she subsequently worked as a manager in audit services. Prior to taking up her academic post at University College Dublin, Collette was a lecturer in the School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology. In 2011, Collette was awarded the Waterford Institute of Technology Teaching Excellence Award.
Harvey Knight is a partner at law firm Withers LLP where his practice is focused on the inter-relationships between the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA); FCA and PRA-regulated individuals and their FCA and PRA-regulated businesses; and the FCA, the PRA and the law.
Mandy Kovacs is a journalist writing for news agency International News Services. She writes analytical pieces on a wide variety of industrial and business sectors. She has reported on the business, fraud and money-laundering industries, as well as the food, technology, transportation, and personal-care sectors, with a particular focus on Canada.