Editors & Contributors

Mark Walker

Mark Walker is Of Counsel in the employment team at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. He advises on all aspects of employment law. Mark has particular expertise in the employment and pensions implications of business transfers, outsourcings, restructurings, and other corporate and real estate transactions, and drafting and negotiating the relevant employment indemnities and risk sharing mechanisms. He also has considerable experience of advising on staff transfers from the public sector. He has worked on many reorganisations/restructurings, including those with an international element.

Matthew Walker

Matthew is a partner in Burges Salmon’s dispute resolution team. He has broad experience of handling complex multi-party disputes as well as regulatory investigations and enforcement. He has a particular interest in insurance issues, including Directors & Officers and Warranty & Indemnity disputes. Matthew regularly advises directors, board members and NEDs on their professional duties.

Sarah Walker-Smith

Sarah Walker-Smith is CEO of legal and professional services group, Ampa. She is chief executive at Shakespeare Martineau and is the first female, non-lawyer CEO of a UK law firm in the legal top 50. A trained chartered accountant, Sarah has worked for PwC and Deloitte, and has marketing and branding experience gained at Boots plc. Sarah looks to challenge the norm in the legal sector and wider business world. She is passionate about levelling the playing field, encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. She is interested in exploring the relationship between leadership, purpose and trust. Sarah is a governor at Nottingham Trent University, is a member of the Society of Leadership Fellows at St George’s House and is on the board of the West Midlands CBI Council. She is non-executive chair of We Are Radikl.

Graham Ward

Graham Ward is adjunct professor of leadership at INSEAD and is the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre coaching practice director for the Transition to General Management (TGM) and LFR (Leading for Results) programmes. He has also worked on many company specific programmes including KPMG, Microsoft, Pfizer, Daimler Chrysler, TNK/BP, HSBC, Ernst and Young and SAP. He is a member of the coaching faculty for the Management Acceleration Programme (MAP), Advanced Management Programme (AMP), and Executive MBA (EMBA). Outside of INSEAD, Graham specialises in coaching C-suite executives and consulting around team dysfunctions. Prior to INSEAD he spent 22 years in finance, including 16 years at Goldman Sachs, where he co-led the European Equity business.

Kerrie Waring

Kerrie is executive director of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and is responsible for delivering ICGN’s extensive work programme of policy representation, international conferences, education and guidance across 50 markets.

Mo Warsame

Mohamed Warsame is senior policy and external affairs executive at the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors. He joined the IIA from the government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, where he was a policy adviser and project manager for two years. Before that, Mo spent three years at the Department for Work and Pensions, first as an employment adviser and later taking the role of tactical solutions/service innovation lead.

Ben Watson

Ben Watson is managing director of Blue Goose, an internal communications consultancy. Ben has more than 10 years’ internal communication experience. Strategically and research driven, Ben provides support on all Blue Goose's projects, providing a focal point for its thinking on employee engagement.

Helena Wayth

Helena Wayth is the founder and managing director of A Bird’s Eye View, a strategic business and sustainability consultancy. Helena combines extensive international brand, business, and sustainability experience with a passion for market based collaborative solutions that can tackle social inequality challenges. Helena sits on the board of international non-profit PATH, which develops and scales solutions to accelerate global health equity.

Clive Webb

Clive Webb is head of business management at ACCA, the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants. He is a qualified accountant with Big Four experience in audit, technology and consulting. Clive's research portfolio considers business and technology-related matters from the perspective of chief financial officer. His research interests include the application of digital technologies to the finance function, and how they impact on the people and processes they support. His recent reports have looked at the future of the finance functions, the importance of data and analytics, the digital skills of the accountancy and finance professional and, latterly, the role of the chief financial officer.

Simon Webley

Simon has been research director at the Institute of Business Ethics since 1998. He has published numerous studies on all aspects of business ethics, the most recent being: "Codes of Business Ethics: a guide to developing and implementing an effective code and examples of good practice" (2016), and "Towards Ethical Norms in International Business Transactions" (2014). Simon lectures and facilitates training on business ethics issues for organisations in many countries.

Karen West

Karen West is a senior lecturer in public policy at Aston University. Her substantive research focus is on health, social care and the policy and politics of ageing. She has also held visiting positions at the University of Umeå’s Ageing and Living Conditions Centre in Sweden. Karen has taught at undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing professional development levels, and has supervised a number of PhD theses to successful completion. She was previously director of the PhD programme in the School of Languages and Social Sciences at Aston and is currently director of undergraduate programmes in Sociology and Policy.

Peter Westaway

Peter Westaway is a senior manager in Deloitte's national cccounting and audit team, providing advice to audit teams and clients on the application of IFRS, UK GAAP, company law and other corporate reporting issues. He is an accounting specialist who has worked on a number of Deloitte’s surveys of listed companies’ reporting and on Deloitte’s published guidance on the application of IFRSs and UK GAAP, particularly the new leasing IFRS.