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As Director of the Institute Philippa is responsible for implementing strategy, leading the team and ensuring that the Institute meets its charitable aims, of raising awareness and spreading best practice in the field of business ethics.
Since taking a degree in Geography at University College London, Philippa has 30 years of business experience. She began her career at Citibank NA before joining Bowater in their Corporate Treasury Department in 1979, leaving in 1988 as Group Treasurer. She was Group Finance Director at DG Gardner Group, a training organisation, prior to joining Thorn EMI in 1993 as Group Treasurer until 2000. In 2001 she was appointed Director of the Institute of Business Ethics.
In connection with her IBE role she served on the Woolf Committee 2007/8 looking at ethical business practice in BAE Systems plc. She speaks widely on business ethics issues, encouraging high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values.
She sits on the Board/Advisory Board of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), and RAND Europe.
She is a Visiting Fellow of the Said Business School at Oxford University and Honorary Vice President of Employee Ownership Association. She chairs the Antarctic Place Names Committee and is former chairman of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust.
He lectures and facilitates training on business ethics issues for organisations in many countries.
For two decades from 1980 Peter was a senior journalist on the Financial Times, including spells as Head of the Lex Column and in charge of coverage of the international capital markets. His last assignment, from 1994 to 2000, was as Asia Editor, responsible for the FT’s coverage of a region stretching from Pakistan to New Zealand.
After graduating in Modern Languages from Cambridge University in 1972, he joined Reuters news agency as a financial journalist. At Reuters he completed assignments in Hong Kong, Zurich and Washington before joining the Financial Times.
Robert Tate joined the IBE as Head of Engagement in February 2015.Prior to joining the IBE Robert was the Principal Consultant, Engagement at Business in the Community (BITC)
Robert spent 20 years at Barclays in a wide variety of retail and commercial banking roles, culminating in four years as part of a group strategy and planning team, before deciding to switch sectors and put his corporate experience to good use in a not-for-profit context.
Ever since leaving Barclays in 2004 Robert has sought out roles that enable him to engage companies in a dialogue about acting with greater integrity towards their employees, the environment, their customers and wider society.
Previous roles include Head of Business Partnerships at In Kind Direct from 2004 – 2007 and a variety of senior management positions in Business in the Community’s (BITC’s) membership function where most recently, as Principal Consultant, Engagement, he led a strategic review of BITC’s training, advisory and benchmarking offer. He has extensive experience of recruiting, retaining and deepening engagement with corporate supporters.
As the Researcher at the IBE, Dan researches and writes on a number of business ethics topics. He is also responsible for the IBE’s links with Higher Education and looks after the Say No Toolkit.
Since joining the Institute in May 2013 he has been involved with a number of IBE projects and advisory work including code reviews, survey work and authoring many of the IBE’s Business Ethics Briefings on topics including: Speak Up, Ethical Indices and Business Ethics and Corporate Reporting.
Before joining the IBE Dan worked as an apprentice at a specialist ESG consultancy.
This follows on from his Master’s degree in Corporate Social Responsibility and an Undergraduate degree in Finance, Accountancy and Management, both from the University of Nottingham.
Guendalina joined the IBE in
August 2014 having completed a MSc in Business Ethics & Corporate Social
Responsibility at the University of Trento (Italy).
Judi joined the team in November 2014. She brings a wealth of experience in office management and customer services, and has worked within the charity/not for profit sector for many years.
Most recently she was Chief Executive for the Wood Council of New Zealand responsible for domestic marketing.
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