The trustees are responsible for ensuring that the IBE abides by its charitable aims, works within the law and delivers its mission effectively.
The Chairman welcomes applications from those who might be
interested in becoming a Trustee.
Further details available here
Edward Bickham is an independent consultant on communication, political risk and corporate responsibility issues. He was previously Executive Vice President, External Relations at Anglo American plc for ten years in which role, inter alia, he led the development of the company’s innovative Socio Economic Assessment Toolbox (SEAT process) for improving operations’ interactions with stakeholders and their local development outcomes, and of the Company’s Business Principles and Business Integrity performance standards.
From 1993 until 2000 he was Managing Director, Public and Corporate Affairs at Hill & Knowlton and from 1988 to the end of 1990 he was Executive Director, Corporate Affairs for British Satellite Broadcasting. He has served as Special Adviser, over seven years, in three Government Departments: the Northern Ireland Office (1983-85), the Home Office (1985-88) and the Foreign Office (1991-93). He graduated in law from St John’s College, Oxford.
Tim Cullen is an Associate Fellow and Director of the Oxford Programme on Negotiation at the Saïd Business School, in which he teaches ethics in negotiation. He also teaches all aspects of negotiation as a guest lecturer in Europe, Asia and North America. His consulting firm, TCA Ltd, International Policy Management, focuses on issues of economic development, governance and integrity. He is also a Commissioner on the Financial Supervision Commission of the Isle of Man Government. After working for Ford Motor Company and Continental Bank, he spent 21 years with the World Bank, including six years as Chief Spokesman. He has written extensively on sustainable development, governance, negotiation, and on Yugoslavia and its successor countries. Tim received an MA from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Martin was a co-founder of communications and CSR agency, Open Road, in January 2007. Before that he worked as Head of Public Affairs at Sky, the television company, and as a board director and Head of Corporate Responsibility at top-20 agency Fishburn Hedges. Martin began his career as a civil servant in the Cabinet Office for over a decade, where he served as assistant secretary of the Committee on Standards in Public Life and was seconded to NatWest as Head of Public Policy for two years. He is a trustee of Public Concern at Work, the whistleblowers' charity, and serves on the management committee of the Association of Professional Political Consultants.
Chris has worked in the oil, energy and financial services sectors in the UK and internationally. He joined BP in 1970 where he gained experience in Supply, Refining and Marketing roles, including time in Rotterdam, the United States and Madrid, where he led BP's market entry to Spain. Having led Air BP, he moved as Chief Executive to BP Oil UK and then to Oil Trading International during which time he served as Deputy Chairman of ICE Futures Holdings PLC. Latterly Group Vice President, Human Resources for BP, heading a global team of 1800 HR professionals responsible for 100,000 employees, he has also held a number of influential posts in industry related bodies and government task forces including the Energy Institute, UK Petroleum Industry Association and the Civil Service Management Board sub-committee on Professional Skills for Government. In June 2006 Chris was appointed Visiting Executive Professor at Henley Management College (now Henley Business School). He was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of ICE Clear Europe from February 2008 to end 2010 and is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of ICE Futures Europe where he chairs the Risk and Audit Committee. Chris has served as a Trustee of the Institute of Business Ethics since
September 2005 and was appointed Chairman in September 2006. He is a keen musician and is the Organist at Barnes Methodist Church.
Mike has spent the majority of his career in Corporate Treasury. He has experience in several sectors, having held senior Treasury roles in Rothmans International (FMCG), Rover Group, BAe Systems (Engineering & Defence), DSG International (Retail), and Kuwait Petroleum Intermational B.V. (Oil & Gas). Latterly, he was Finance Director at Kuwait Petroleum International B.V. and in this position, in addition to the usual Finance functions, was responsible for both Purchasing and MIS for this Benelux wide downstream Oil Company.
For the past six years he has been developing a portfolio of interests which includes academic appointments and consulting assignments in both the Private and Charity sectors. He is also an independent Pension Trustee and sits on ACCA's Governance Committee.
Ian Rose is Competition Law Compliance Counsel in the Corporate Compliance Department at Volvo Group, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. He specialises in competition law and he was formally a Partner in an international law firm. Ian is on the Advisory Board of Jordans' Competition Law Journal and a member of the EU Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales, which sits within the Legal Affairs and Policy Board. He is also a past Chairman of the Law Society's European Group (now the Competition Law Section of The Law Society) and a Trustee of Dogs Trust, a major UK animal welfare charity.
Professor Laura J. Spence holds a Chair in Business Ethics in the School of Management at Royal Holloway, University of London where she is also Director of the Centre for Research into Sustainability. Laura has been researching on business ethics since 1994, and has published widely on many varied aspects of this topic. She is best known for her work on ethics in small and medium sized enterprises, on which she speaks regularly. Professor Spence has held executive committee positions in a range of business ethics professional societies both nationally and internationally, including the European Business Ethics Network (UK Chapter), Euoropean Ethics Network, European Business Ethics Network and most recently the International Society for Business, Economics and Ethics. She is also a committee member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants SME Forum and the SME topic editor for the Network for Business Sustainability. She is a section editor of the Journal of Business Ethics and editorial board member of Business Ethics: A European Review and the Journal of Business Ethics Education.