Philippa Foster Back CBE is director of the Institute of Business Ethics. She has 30 years of business experience, having begun her career at Citibank. She speaks widely on business ethics issues, encouraging high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values. Philippa sits on the boards/advisory boards of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, and RAND Europe. She is a visiting fellow of the Saïd Business School at Oxford University and honorary vice president of the Employee Ownership Association. She chairs the Antarctic Place Names Committee and is former chairman of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. Philippa was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours 2006 for services to the Ministry of Defence, and in July 2008 was awarded the BITC Marks & Spencer Sieff Award. In the 2014 New Years Honours she was awarded a CBE for services to Antarctic Heritage.
Dr Monica Franco-Santos is a senior lecturer at Cranfield School of Management. Monica's research broadly focuses on organisational governance systems. She is part of the teaching faculty of Cranfield's MBAs, MScs, PhD, DBA and various executive education programmes. Monica is also a visiting professor in ESADE (Barcelona, Spain) and an occasional lecturer in a number of European academic institutions.
Claude Francoeur holds the Stephen A. Jarislowsky chair in governance at HEC Montréal. His research focuses on the determinants and consequences of having more female directors and executives in public firms. His work has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Strategic Management Journal, British Journal of Management and Gender Work and Organization. In 2008, he received the Emerald Citation of Excellence Award, for a paper entitled "Gender Diversity in Corporate Governance and Top Management", published in the Journal of Business Ethics.
Alice Garton is a lawyer (Australian-qualified) at ClientEarth and leader of the company and financial project. Prior to joining ClientEarth, she worked as a litigation lawyer at Olswang (in London) and Clayton Utz (in Australia), and as a company lawyer at Brookfield Multiplex, where she managed the complex Wembley Stadium dispute. In parallel to her litigation practice, Alice developed and implemented corporate social responsibility programmes at Clayton Utz and Brookfield. At Brookfield she also advised the board of directors on the UK and EU climate change regulatory regimes, including identifying strategic business opportunities in the green economy. Alice has researched and written about various issues in international environmental law through her work at Chatham House in 2006 and in her other roles.
David Gibbs graduated with an undergraduate degree in Business Law, and a Master's degree in Commercial Law. In 2014 he completed his PhD at the University of East Anglia on 'Non-Executive Self-Interest: Legal and Governance Controls'. He is now a lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire's Law School, teaching company and commercial law. In 2015 he was awarded the British Academy's Quantitative Skills Award and he will be working with the Eastern Academic Research Consortium for a year on a research project looking at private enforcement of directors' duties.
Steve Giles is a chartered accountant and an independent consultant with more than 20 years’ experience of advising directors on business issues concerning governance, risk and compliance. He is also the author of "The Business Ethics Twin Track: Combining Controls and Culture to Minimise Reputational Risk" and "Managing Fraud Risk: A Practical Guide for Directors and Managers".
Brian G. M. Main, FRSE, Academic FCIPD is professor of business economics in the University of Edinburgh Business School. His research has centred on top executive pay and corporate governance, including work on tournament theory and social influence within the boardroom. He has been published widely, including in the American Economic Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, California Management Review, The Economic Journal, and the Journal of Management Studies.
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.