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

They serve three-year terms which may be renewed twice.

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.

 

Sir Tim Melville-Ross
Sir Tim Melville-Ross

President

Sir Tim Melville-Ross CBE is Chair of the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Homerton University NHS Trust.

He started his career with BP, including service in Libya at the time of the revolution which brought Colonel Gaddaffi to power. He then joined Nationwide and was ultimately appointed as CEO.

Tim was Director General of the Institute of Directors from 1994-1999. Since then, he has had a plural career with board membership of a variety of organisations, including chairing Investors in People, Bovis Homes, Essex University, Royal London Insurance, DTZ and Manganese Bronze.

He received a knighthood  in the 2018 New Year Honours List

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Ian Barlow
Ian Barlow

Vice President

Ian 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.

Ian retired from KPMG LLP in 2008 as Senior Partner. He is former member of the London Development Agency (2008-12), Chairman of Think London, the former inward investment agency (2—3-11), Trustee of Historic Royal Palaces (2008-13) and Chairman of the Racecourse Association, the trade body for the UK’s racecourses (2009-15).

Ian is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor. He holds an MA in Engineering Science from Cambridge University. He was appointed to the IBE Advisory Council in 2015.

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Ram Gidoomal
Ram Gidoomal

Vice President

Ram Gidoomal CBE FIC FCGI FRSA is also Chair of Allia (Industrial and Provident Society) Ltd and CottonConnect Ltd, board member of the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman and Honorary Member of the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University.

Past roles include UK Group Chief Executive of the Inlaks Group, Board and Council Member of Imperial College where he chaired the Research Ethics Committee, External Member of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee of the UK Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Member of the Complaints Audit Committee of the UK Border Agency and the Better Regulation Task Force, and board member of the Food Standards Agency.

Ram was also Vice-Chair of St Georges Medical School, Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Middlesex University, Chairman of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education in England and Wales, Advisory Board member of the Relationships Foundation, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and Co-Founder of the Christmas Cracker Charity Trust.

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Simon Thompson
Simon Thompson

Vice President

Simon is Chairman of 3i Group and Tullow Oil and a Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto.

He started his career in the City, working for N.M. Rothschild and S.G. Warburg, before joining the Anglo American group where he held a number of senior positions, including Chairman of the Tarmac Group, before becoming an Executive Director.

Simon has previously served as a Non-Executive Director of Amec Foster Wheeler, AngloGold Ashanti, Newmont Mining Corporation and Sandvik, and is a member of the International Finance Corporation advisory panel on business and sustainability.

He was appointed to the IBE Advisory Council in 2015.

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Lord Green
Lord Green

Honorary Vice-President

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint was the Minister of State for Trade and Investment and former Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings.

He has been Chairman of the British Bankers' Association and Chairman of the Prime Minister's Business Council for Britain. He has also served as a Trustee of The British Museum and an honorary Trustee of Peking University.

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Baroness Howe of Idlicote
Baroness Howe of Idlicote

Honorary Vice-President

Sir Robert Worcester
Sir Robert Worcester

Honorary Vice-President

Sir Robert is the Founder of MORI, past President of the IBE and the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR).  

In 2005, he was awarded a KBE in recognition of the outstanding services rendered to political, social and economic research and for contribution to government policy and programmes.

Sir Robert is Visiting Professor of Government and a Governor of the LSE. He is Honorary Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and the Department of Politics and International Studies at Warwick University.

He is Vice President of the Pilgrims Society, Deputy Chairman of the Magna Carta Trust and Chairman of the Magna Carta 2015 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee.  He is a Freeman of the City of London, a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation and a Member of the Fulbright Commission, he is a Vice President of Royal Society for Nature Conservation/Wildlife Trusts, of the United Nations Association and of the European Atlantic Group. He is also on Advisory Boards of the Media Standards Trust (MST) and GovNet.

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Iain Anderson
Iain Anderson

Iain Anderson
Iain is an expert in public policy and complex corporate communications issues.
Appointed to the IBE Advisory Council in 2017. 

Iain has over 20 years’ experience, initially as a business journalist and then as a founding shareholder at Incisive Media. He has also worked for a range of UK politicians.

Iain was part of the founding team at Cicero Group and focuses on public policy and corporate communications strategy in Europe and North America. Current clients include a number of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies across a range of industry sectors. He regularly contributes to national and international print and broadcast media including Sky News and BBC. Iain is also contributing Political Editor at Square Mile magazine. Iain is former Chairman of the Association of Professional Political Consultants and a past Chairman of the CIPR Public Affairs group.

He was ranked in the top quartile of the Total Politics Top 100 Lobbyists and appears in the PR Week Power Book. CityAM includes him in the list of "The City’s most influential financial PRs” voted by broadcast and national business editors, and he was included in the Square Mile’s Top 100 most powerful players in the City.

He loves spending time in Nice, France and is an opera nut.

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Sir Brendan Barber
Sir Brendan Barber

Sir Brendan Barber has been Chairman of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) since the beginning of 2014.

Most of his career was spent in the Trades Union Congress (TUC) from 1975 to the end of 2012, serving as TUC General Secretary from 2003. During his time at the TUC he served on a number of public bodies including the Council of Acas, Sport England, the UK Commission on Employment and Skills, and the Court of Directors of the Bank of England from 2003-2012.

Since leaving the TUC, as well as acting as Acas Chairman, Brendan has become Deputy Chairman of the Banking Standards Board (established in 2015), and in 2017 joined the newly established Board of BT Openreach. He also serves on the Council of City, University of London, and the Board of Trustees of the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Brendan was knighted in 2013 for services to employment relations. He was appointed to the IBE Advisory Council in 2017. 

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Sir Douglas Flint
Sir Douglas Flint

Sir Douglas Flint was Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc until he retired in 2017.

In 2010, Douglas’s responsibilities were broadened to that of Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director Risk and Regulation. He was appointed Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc on 3 December 2010.

Douglas was Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council’s review of the Turnbull Guidance on Internal Control from 2004-2005 and served on the Accounting Standards Board and the Advisory Council of the International Accounting Standards Board from 2001-2004.

He also served as a non-executive director of BP plc from 1 January 2005 until 14 April 2011 and was Chairman of its Audit Committee in his final year.

He was appointed to the IBE Advisory Council in 2017.

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Philippa Foster Back CBE
Philippa Foster Back CBE

Philippa Foster Back CBE

Philippa began her career in Corporate Treasury and Finance, prior to her appointment as Director of the Institute of Business Ethics in 2001 from which she stepped down in April 2020. 

In this role, she ran the IBE delivering with the team UK and international advisory work, research and publications, training, and events, all with the purpose of raising awareness and sharing of best practice in business ethics, in line with the IBE’s charitable aims. In 2008 she was a member of the Woolf Committee looking at business practices at BAE Systems.

In June 2020 she was appointed a Director of the Financial Markets Standards Board (FMSB Limited). Other current appointments include being a member of the BEIS/FRC Coalition Group looking at Corporate Governance in Large Unlisted Companies; a member of the Advisory Board of the D Group; a member of the PRCA Global Ethics Council; a member of the Finance Leasing Association (FLA) Stakeholder Advisory Panel; and Director of Barrier Biotech Ltd. Philippa is also Chairman of the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee.

In 2006 she was awarded the OBE for services to the Ministry of Defence in her capacity as NED and Chair of the Defence Audit Committee. She won the M&S/BITC Sieff Award in 2008. In January 2014 she was awarded the CBE for services to UK Antarctic Heritage. In 2018 she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law from University of Warwick and in 2020 an Honorary Doctorate of the Open University.

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Mary Francis
Mary Francis

Mary Francis is Non-Executive Director of the Swiss Re Group and Ensco plc

Mary 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.

She has held a number of previous board positions, including Senior Independent Director of Centrica plc, Non-Executive Director of Aviva plc and Non-Executive Director of the Bank of England. 

In her executive career, Mary was a civil servant in the Treasury. She was the Prime Minister's Private Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs (1992-95) and a Private Secretary to the Queen (1995-99). She was Director General of the Association of British Insurers from 1999 to 2005.

She was appointed to the IBE Advisory Council in 2015.

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Annabel Gillard
Annabel Gillard

Annabel was appointed to the International Advisory Council in 2019.

Annabel joined M&G Investments in 2012, to develop the institutional fixed income business in the UK with consultants and pension funds, before taking on a broader role supporting M&G’s institutional business development across asset classes and geographies.

Prior to joining M&G, Annabel held institutional business development roles at UBP, SWIP and Baring Asset Management. Annabel co-founded the ethics committee of the CFA Society of the UK and has volunteered in a range of roles with the CFA Institute.

She is also a Trustee Director for the Prudential Staff Pension Scheme as well as the Support Tiffin Girls’ School Company. She has a BA in History from the University of York and received her CFA charter in 2001.

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Peter Harper
Peter Harper

Peter is a Chartered Accountant who spent most of his business career as a Senior Executive and finally main Board Director of Hansard Plc, the Anglo-American conglomerate.
 
Peter's responsibilities at Hanson included Chairmanship of various divisions, including Butterly Bricks, Allders Retail, Imperial Tobacco, SLD Group and the Industrial Division.
 
For over 20 years he was Finance Director, then Chairman and Trustee of Workaid. He is still Chairman of the Maurice and Hilda Laing Charitable Trust, an honorary Vice-President of the Sports Leaders Award Scheme, and a Patron of Friends of Belarussia Hospice.
 
In 2006, Peter was awarded a Papal Knighthood (order of St Gregory) for his charitable work and in 2011 he was runner-up for the Times/Sternberg Active Life award.

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David Jackson
David Jackson

David Jackson is a lawyer and a former company secretary.

He was the Company Secretary at BP p.l.c. from 2003 to 2018 where he was actively involved in advising the Chairman, the Board and its Committees on company law and corporate governance.  Previously he was General Counsel and Company Secretary at PowerGen from 1989 to 2002 where he was responsible for all legal and company secretarial matters relating to the Board its committees and their corporate governance.  

Prior to that David held a number of legal positions with Matthew Hall, AMEC, Chloride Group, Nestle UK and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert.

David is a Director of BP Pensions Trustees Limited and a Governor of St Edwards School, Oxford.  He was previously Deputy Chairman of GC100, the Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries of the FTSE 100 and an alternate member of the Takeover Panel.

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Rachel Lomax
Rachel Lomax


Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Conduct and Values Committee at HSBC Holdings, Rachel is also a Non-Executive Director at Heathrow Airport and Serco, and a member of the Supervisory Board at Arcus European Infrastructure Fund. Among her other activities, she is a Trustee of Imperial College London and the Brussels-based think tank Breugel.

Previously, she was Deputy Governor (Monetary Policy) at the Bank of England (2003-2008) and served as Permanent Secretary of three government departments: the Department for Transport, the DWP and the Welsh Office. She has also held senior positions at the World Bank, the Cabinet Office and the Treasury.

She was appointed to the IBE Advisory Council in 2015.

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Sir Mark Moody-Stuart
Sir Mark Moody-Stuart

Chairman of the Global Compact Foundation and of the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC)

Chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group (1998- 2001), Anglo American plc (2002-09), and Hermes Equity Ownership Services (2009-2016).  

After a doctorate in geology, Sir Mark worked for Shell living in Holland, Spain, Oman, Brunei, Australia, Nigeria, Turkey, Malaysia and the UK. Director of Saudi Aramco 2007- , Accenture (2001-2015) and HSBC (2001-10).

Chairman of the FTSE ESG Advisory Committee. Vice Chairman of the United Nations Global Compact Board.

Honorary Co-Chairman of the International Tax and Investment Center 2011-, Member of the International Council for Integrated Reporting, Author of 'Responsible Leadership – lessons from the front line of sustainability and ethics'. Married to Judy with four children.

Appointed to the IBE Advisory Council in 2015.

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Chris Moorhouse
Chris Moorhouse

Following a successful 35 year career with BP leading a number of commercial businesses, Chris' executive career culminated in the role of Group Vice President, Human Resource Management.

He is a former non-executive director of ICE Futures Europe and ICE Clear Europe. He is currently a non-executive director of Traidcraft PLC and a trustee of Traidcraft Exchange where he chairs the Audit and Finance Committees.

Chris is a member of the Joint Advisory Committee on the Ethics of Investment for the Methodist Church. He is a keen musician and is the organist at Barnes Methodist Church.

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Ruth Rawling
Ruth Rawling

Ruth was appointed to the International Advisory Council in 2019.

A Director and Non-Executive Director. Ruth retired from an international career in 2017 and is currently a Trustee and Vice Chair-Elect of the United World College of the Atlantic - an international sixth-form College in Wales.

She also does some freelance consultancy.

Her career became focused on solving problems at the intersection of industry, government and society, notably in the areas of food, agriculture and sustainability. She worked for both the public and private sector and was variously based in the UK, Germany, Belgium and the USA. She retired from Cargill, Inc., a $120 billion company, after a 24-year executive career holding senior positions managing international teams.

Latterly she was Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs directing a team of 200 based in 30 countries. She has also chaired UK and European industry committees and the European Centre for Public Affairs where she saw through a governance transition.

Prior to her career in Cargill, Ruth worked in policy advisor roles for the UK government (Ministry of Agriculture) in London and both the Foreign Office (UKREP) and the EU Commission (Brittan cabinet) in Brussels.

Ruth grew up in North Wales, is a graduate of Manchester University and now lives in Sussex, England.

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Barbara Ridpath
Barbara Ridpath

Barbara was appointed to the IBE International Advisory Council in 2019.

A non-executive director of Paragon Banking Group and of ORX, an international bank trade association on organisational risk. She is also a member of the Church of England’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group.

She is an economist by training who has worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Standard & Poor’s Corporation and JPMorgan, in New York, Paris and London.

More recently she ran a think tank on financial regulation and was Director of the St Paul’s Institute at St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Robert Smith
Robert Smith

Robert was appointed to the International Advisory Council in 2019.

Director, Business Compliance and Ethics Serco Group plc

Robert joined Serco in 1989, to develop new business within the commercial sector. Over the next 10 years he worked in both business development and operations management. In 1999 he was seconded to the Serco Institute and then joined the Serco Best Practice Centre focusing on operational processes. In 2001 he set up Serco’s Corporate Assurance Group (CAG).

This group, reporting to the plc board, designed and developed the Serco Management System and assumed responsibilities for risk management, ethics, health and safety, environment and internal audit. In 2010 CAG was merged into the Governance Team. Since then Robert has led a review of internal audit which saw a change in our external internal auditors; a review of risk management introducing a risk dashboard and proper development of a Group risk register, a comprehensive review of all company policy and standard’s defined within the ‘Serco Management System’ and clear inclusion of expected processes and controls, revised and reissued Serco’s Code of Conduct and has led a programme focussed on ethical behaviour and understanding, particularly focusing on anti-bribery and corruption following the enactment of the UK Bribery Act. Robert led on several initiatives relating to corporate renewal including the Culture stream of work resulting in the refresh and relaunch of Serco’s values. Robert is Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP-I).

Current responsibilities cover health, safety and environment, ethics and elements of ethical compliance covering business conduct and standards of behaviour, anti-corruption and competitive behaviour and human rights.

Robert is a Chartered Director, Honorary Life Fellow of the Institute of Directors and sits on their IoD Accreditation and Standards Committee. He is also a Lay Trustee of the Royal College of Pathologists sitting on the Board and Chairs their Governance and Nominations Committees.

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Professor Laura Spence
Professor Laura Spence

Laura joined the Board of Trustees in 2011; she stepped down as a trustee in 2017 and subsequently joined the advisory council.

She 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 and teaching 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. Professor Spence has held executive committee positions in the European Business Ethics Network and the International Society for Business, Economics and Ethics, and works closely with the Network for Business Sustainability. She is a section editor of the Journal of Business Ethics and editorial board member of four other journals. 

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Sir Kevin Tebbit
Sir Kevin Tebbit

Sir Kevin is engaged in business, academia and in advising Government. He is 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. 

Sir Kevin was Permanent Secretary at the UK Ministry of Defence from 1998-2005, following a short period as Director of GCHQ. His initial career was with the Ministry of Defence and subsequently, from 1979, with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. His diplomatic postings overseas were: First Secretary, UK Delegation to NATO; Head of Chancery in the British Embassy at Ankara; Director of Cabinet to the NATO Secretary General, Lord Carrington and Counsellor at the British Embassy in Washington DC. Subsequent FCO appointments at home covered international economic relations, resource management and policy regarding defence and intelligence matters.

Sir Kevin is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, and serves on a number of academic Advisory Boards and Charitable Trusts. 

He was appointed to the IBE Advisory Council in 2015.

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Sir David Walker
Sir David Walker

Sir David Walker is Chairman of Winton Group. Prior to his appointment, he served on the Board of Barclays as Chairman from November 2012. 

He began his career in 1961 with Her Majesty’s Treasury. He has served as Chairman of various organisations, including the Securities & Investments Board, the International Organisation of Securities Commissions, Reuters Venture Capital, the London Investment Bankers’ Association and Morgan Stanley International. He has also been a Non-Executive member of the Court of the Bank of England, a Non-Executive Board Member of the former CEGB and subsequently National Power plc, and Vice-Chairman of the Legal and General Group. 


Sir David is a member of the Group of Thirty (G30); he is a Trustee of the Group and has served as Treasurer. He is also a Trustee of the Cicely Saunders Foundation and has served as Chairman of the Business Leaders’ Group of the East End charity Community Links. He is a Member of the Board for the Campaign for the Colleges and University of Cambridge and the MS Appeal Board. In December 2015, Sir David became Chairman of SETL, a technology company offering institutional payment and settlement infrastructure.

Sir David has written several reports, including Government commissions, and made recommendations regarding the private equity industry and corporate governance at financial institutions. He also co-led the independent review of the FSA report into the failure of Royal Bank of Scotland and was a member of the committee into ethical business conduct in BAE Systems plc.

He was appointed to the IBE Advisory Council in 2015.

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John Williams
John Williams

John was appointed to the International Advisory Council in 2019.

John was a trustee of IBE from 2015 to 2019.

He has a professional background in corporate communications, advertising and marketing. He was a co-founder and former Chair of the communications consultancy Fishburn Hedges, now FleishmanHillard.Fishburn. He particularly specialised in reputation management and corporate responsibility, and in the 1990’s set up its corporate responsibility and ethics practice, one of the first in a mainstream communications agency. He has advised global and local clients ranging from Shell and PwC to Novartis and McDonald’s.

Since then, he has taken on a number of advisory and non-executive roles, notably in the charity sector, focusing particularly on leadership and governance. He served as a Charity Commissioner for five years up to 2010; was Chair of the governance and leadership think tank Tomorrow’s Company; and Deputy Chair of ChildLine up to its merger with the NSPCC. He has also chaired a regional tourism board and a commercial theatre production company.

John currently works as a charity governance consultant, a mentor and serves as Vice Chair of the Association of Chairs, set up in 2013 to support Chairs of charities and other non-profits and to promote good governance. He is also a long-standing board member of Business in the Community and has been involved in many of its campaigns from race at work and the rural economy to improving mental health in the workplace.

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