Professor Carol Adams is professor of accounting in the Business School at Durham University. She is an internationally renowned author on integrated reporting, social and environmental accounting and sustainability reporting. She is also founding editor of the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal and writes on her website at www.drcaroladams.net. Carol has been involved in various global corporate reporting initiatives and is currently a member of the ACCA’s Global Forum on Sustainability, among other committees and working groups. She has a financial audit background and holds an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in international corporate reporting from the University of Glasgow. Carol has held senior management positions in universities, and is an experienced non-executive director.
Noelle Ahlberg Kleiterp, MBA, IDP-C, has worked for 25 years across three continents with companies including GE, KPMG, Andersen Consulting and Atradius. Noelle owns a sole proprietorship in Singapore and serves as a board member on a non-profit organisation in Singapore.
Simon Airey is a partner in DLA Piper's corporate crime and investigations team. Simon practised as a barrister for 12 years before joining DLA Piper and has experience of a broad range of regulatory, criminal and civil litigation. He specialises in global investigations, financial and regulatory crime, bribery and corruption, money laundering, tax and fraud inquiries, dawn raids and corporate compliance.
Habit Al-Shaer is a lecturer in accounting and finance at Newcastle University Business School, where her research interests include social and environmental accounting, sustainability reporting, corporate governance and quantitive research methods. She has published articles on audit committees and environmental disclosures; corporate governance monitoring and its effects on environmental responsibility; and analysts and their interest in corporate social responsibility disclosure.
Liri Andersson is the founder of This Fluid World, a boutique business and marketing consultancy that enables global organisations to understand, navigate and commercially exploit a changing business and marketing environment. Since its inception in 2009, This Fluid World has acted as an advisor of many global brands such as Nestlé, General Mills, Nespresso, Crédit Agricole, IKEA, Danone, and Bacardi. Liri is a guest lecturer at INSEAD’s Executive Programme, and presenter at the 2015 Global Business Leaders Conference, Abu Dhabi.
Susanne is associate professor in Accounting and Finance at Lund University, Sweden. She has been conducting research within the fields of accounting and finance for more than 20 years. Her main interests are corporate communication between management teams and stock-market actors, sustainability reporting, corporate social responsibility, and valuation.
Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey is an expert in Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour. He has taught leadership topics at the London School of Economics Department of Management, where he was awarded his PhD, and has since gone on to launch Resource Groups Company and host the Resource Groups Podcast.
Dr Katharina Balazs is associate professor of leadership at the European School of Management (ESCP Europe) in Paris, France, and executive coach with the INSEAD Global Leadership Center in France and Singapore. Katharina’s expertise is in leadership communication, power and influence, women leaders, high-performance teams and board dynamics, and organisational change.
Bruce W. Bean is professor of law at Michigan State University where he teaches on diverse subjects such as doing business in transitional political systems, business enterprise and strategic international transactions. He writes on bribery and corruption, sovereign wealth funds and FIFA. Professor Bean has also worked in Russia, where he became head of corporate and foreign direct investment for Clifford Chance in Moscow.
Dr Ruth Bender is an associate professor, corporate financial strategy, at Cranfield School of Management. Ruth joined the Cranfield faculty in 1994, having completed her MBA there. Prior to this she was a partner at Grant Thornton, where latterly she specialised in corporate finance. She is a chartered accountant and was for 13 years a committee member of the ICAEW's Faculty of Finance and Management. Other outside roles have included non-executive directorships of a Health Authority and an NHS Trust, and membership of the Independent Remuneration Panels for two local authorities. Ruth’s doctorate is in executive remuneration and her research continues in corporate governance more generally. She is the author of “Corporate Financial Strategy” (4th edition, Routledge).
Angela Benham is responsible for overseeing the governance of UK companies in general retail, food & drug retail, food producers, household goods, tobacco, beverage, media, and REITs sectors. Governance covers all aspects from board succession, effectiveness, diversity, executive remuneration to their enviromental and social policies. Angela enjoys helping companies to shape their remuneration policy to meet the right balance between satisfying the needs of long term shareholders and the need to provide appropriate reward for management. Angeli is also interested to learn what the companies in my sector are doing to help alleviate the environmental and social presurres faced globally.