Advisory Council

The Advisory Council, who represent the wider audience that the IBE seeks to address, offer the IBE advice and guidance on its work programme and strategy.


They are invited to attend bi-annual meetings and receive copies of the Trustees’ meeting minutes, Directors’ reports and the IBE’s events programmes and publications.

Upon accepting their role, Advisory Council members are provided with a briefing pack detailing their role and the IBE’s charitable aims. They are also invited to attend the IBE’s Understanding Business Ethics course.


Tim Melville-Ross


Chairman of Higher Education Funding Council for England, and of the Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Baroness Howe

Honorary Vice-President

Ram Gidoomal CBE

Vice President

Chairman, Traidcraft plc

Ram Gidoomal CBE FIC FRSA is Chair of Fair Trade pioneers Traidcraft plc,

Allia (industrial and Provident Society) Ltd, Renewable Energy Company Dulas Ltd., the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education,  Board Member of the Food Standards Agency and Honorary Member of the Faculty of Divinity Cambridge University.           

Dr Alan Gillespie, CBE

Vice President

Senior Independent Director, Old Mutual

Chairman, The Economic and Research Council

Lord Green

Honorary Vice President

Peter Harper

Lord Carey of Clifton

George Mallinckrodt

Honorary Vice President

Chris Moorhouse

Former IBE Chair

Ian Barlow

Company Director

Ian Barlow currently serves as a Non-Executive Director for Smith and Nephew Plc, Foxtons Plc and Brunner Investment Trust Plc, chairing the Audit Committee at each company.

He is also the lead non executive director, chairing the Board, of HM Revenue and Customs and a board member of the China-Britain Business Council.

Antoine de Navacelle

Board member, International Pierre de Coubertin Committee, (CIPC)

Antoine de Navacelle spent 18 years within the Citibank Group in Paris and in London.

He also worked in France to help set up a Guarantee Fund dedicated to French SME’s investing in Central and Eastern Europe.

Mary Francis

Mary is a non executive director of the Swiss Re Group and Ensco plc.  She is also a member of The Takeover Appeal Board, a Senior Adviser to Chatham House and mentors executives approaching board level through Mentore and Chairmen Mentors International.

Sir Chris Kelly

SID of the Co-op Group

Sir Stephen Lamport, KCVO DL

Receiver General, Westminster Abbey

Sir Stephen Lamport KCVO DL is Receiver General of the Abbey and Clerk to the Dean and Chapter.

Rachel Lomax

Rachel Lomax is senior independent director and chair of the Conduct and Values Committee at HSBC Holdings.

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart

Mark Moody-Stuartis Chairman of the Global Compact Foundation and of the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC).

Sir Richard Olver FREng

Sir Richard Olver was chairman of BAE Systems, the leading global defense and aerospace company, from 2004 to 2014.

Sir Anthony Salz

Executive Vice Chairman

Sir Anthony Salz is Executive Vice Chairman of Rothschild. Anthony joined Rothschild in 2006, after more than 30 years as a corporate lawyer with Freshfields, the last 10 as the senior partner.

Sir Kevin Tebbit

Sir Kevin is engaged in business, academia and in advising Government. He is the Senior Non - Executive Director of Smiths Group Plc, Chairs the Ascot Barclay Group and is the UK Executive Vice President (Defence and Government) for AECOM Corporation.

Simon Thompson

Chairman, 3i Group plc and Tullow Oil plc

Sir David Walker

Sir David Walker is Chairman of Winton Group. 

Sir David joined the board of Winton on July 2015. Prior to his appointment, he served on the board of Barclays as Chairman from November 2012.

Professor Paul Phillips

Richard Wiseman

Sir Robert Worcester

Honorary Vice President

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