The IBE is managed by the Director who reports to the Chair of the Trustees.
The Trustees are led by the Chair, with one trustee elected as Treasurer, and meet quarterly.
Trustees serve three-year terms which may be renewed twice.
Part of the induction process is attending the IBE’s Understanding Business Ethics Course.
Professor David Grayson CBE
David is Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management. From 2007-2017, he was director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility and Professor of Corporate Responsibility.
David became Chair of the Trustees Board on 01 April 2019.
He joined Cranfield in April 2007, after a thirty year career as a social entrepreneur and campaigner for responsible business, diversity, and small business development. This included founding Project North East which has now worked in nearly 60 countries around the world; being the founding CEO of the Prince's Youth Business Trust and serving as a managing-director of Business in the Community.
David has an Honorary Doctorate of Law from London South Bank University and was a visiting Senior Fellow at the CSR Initiative of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard (2005-10).
He has served on various charity and public sector boards over the past 30 years. These have included the boards of the National Co-operative Development Agency, The Prince of Wales' Innovation Trust and the Strategic Rail Authority. He chaired the National Disability Council and the Business Link Accreditation Board; in each case appointed by the Major Government and re-appointed by the Blair administration.
He is currently chairman of the national charity Carers UK championing the role of 6.5million Britons caring for a loved one. He is a former chairman of one of the UK's larger social enterprises and largest eldercare providers, Housing & Care 21 during which the organisation made corporate history by becoming the first-ever not-for-profit successfully to acquire a publicly quoted group of companies. David received an OBE for services to industry in 1994 and a CBE for services to disability in 1999.
David has written a number of books on responsible business and corporate sustainability including most recently: ‘All in - The Future of Business Leadership’ with Chris Coulter and Mark Lee. He is part of the faculty of the Forward Institute and of the Circle of Advisers for Business Fights Poverty
The Guardian has named David as one of ten top global tweeters on sustainable leadership alongside Al Gore, Tim Cook - CEO of Apple, and Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg
Tom became a Trustee of the IBE in 2013.
Tom Beardmore-Gray graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Modern History in 1983. After three years in the Metropolitan Police Tom joined Price Waterhouse and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He subsequently worked for Pepsi Cola International and De Beers where he held a number of senior management positions and worked extensively in southern Africa, Asia, Canada and Russia. In 2010 Tom became Finance Director of The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST). The GDST owns and operates 26 girls’ schools with approximately 20,000 pupils across the UK and is the country’s leading provider of independent girls’ education.
Jonathon joined the IBE Board of Trustees in October 2019.
Jonathon Bond - Chairman-designate, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland: Senior Independent Director of Jupiter Fund Management plc: Non-Executive Director of Standard Life Private Equity Trust plc: Non-Executive Director of Scottish Widows / Lloyds Bank Insurance: Advisor at Wallbrook: a new global intelligence, due diligence and risk advisory firm: Chair, One54 Holdings: an Africa-focused social enterprise producing modern fruit drinks from fruit sourced direct from smallholders.
Key Skills: all-round board experience (private PE-backed companies and FTSE250): chairing boards, senior independent director, experienced member of audit and remuneration committees.
Expertise in developing and applying advanced ESG and Responsible Investment strategies / policy statements and adjusting asset allocation strategies accordingly for businesses and family offices. Turn-around and strategic re-direction for private and family businesses (with a strong focus on establishing core family values / philosophy and in restructuring boards). M&A expertise: divestments, acquisitions and mergers and preparing PE-backed companies for IPO / sale.
Experience in managing families and key stakeholders through rapid transition. Deep experience in advancing sustainability / environmental policies and in leading purpose-driven enterprises (including attaining Public Benefit Corporation / B Corp status).
Sectoral skills: general consumer, telecoms, hospitality, finance / asset management, private equity, social enterprise, and Geographic experience: UK, USA, Europe, India, Africa and emerging markets.
Why I chose the IBE...
I chose to become an IBE trustee because I’m convinced that its work to promote an ethical approach to business is critical to securing the private sector’s licence to operate in these challenging times. Unless more companies demonstrate how adopting responsible practices both strengthens their businesses as well as serves society, the role of the private sector will increasingly – and rightly so – be questioned. Capitalism needs to be seen to be working for everyone and business needs to be seen as a key partner for building a fairer society.
Cristina joined the Board of Trustees in July 2017.
A commercial director with international experience in government, finance and energy.
30 years’ expertise in strategy, business development, government relations, commercial negotiations and financial management. An Oxford and LSE graduate, Cristina initially joined the Department of Trade and Industry, where she ran a Minister’s private office before migrating to the private sector - first working in banking and subsequently in oil and gas.
Her career as Commercial Director with BP included international business development, acquisitions and divestments, joint venture management, government relations, and commercial negotiations with a wide range of businesses and governments.
As Strategy Director for BP’s ethics and compliance function, she was responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s first Code of Conduct for 100,000 staff.
As Chief Operating Officer at Canning House - the UK’s leading forum for promoting bilateral relations between the UK, Latin America and Iberia - she has full operational responsibility for strategy, corporate and diplomatic relations, events, financial management, and ethics & compliance.Of Anglo-Brazilian descent, Cristina speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese and has lived and worked in Europe, the USA and extensively in Latin America.
Ian became a Trustee of the IBE in July 2015.
Assistant Commissioner Ian Dyson has spent most of his life in London. He joined the Metropolitan Police in 1983, working within many different areas including crime and drug squads, vice and strategic planning.
For eleven years, Ian was a public order cadre trained senior officer, and has extensive experience of commanding the policing of large public events. Ian joined Surrey Police as Assistant Chief Constable in June 2008 overseeing some of the highest confidence levels in the country and improving Neighbourhood Policing.
Ian joined the City of London Police as Commander in September 2010 and two years later was promoted to Assistant Commissioner. He led the force's change programme City First and is currently leading the cultural change and development programme, City Futures. His portfolio of responsibilities includes leading on Professional Standards and Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) issues.
From June 2008 to May 2013, Ian was the ACPO lead for Contact Management and led the national roll out for the 101 non-emergency number. He is now the National Policing Lead (formerly ACPO lead) for Information Assurance.
Ian lives in Wandsworth, has 3 children and likes old cars.
Jason joined the IBE Board of Trustees in October 2019.
Jason is a technology leader and data scientist who has led large organisations to deliver online and digital transformation programs. His current position is with Munich Re Insurance as Chief Technology Officer, leading the development of Technology Trend analysis and the creation of innovative and transformative digital products and services.
Additionally, Jason has a Non-Executive Director position at Makerversity, who specifically delivers space and learning programmes for young people to inspire the next generation of creative and practical minds and to increase the diversity within the creative industries.
He has previously held the role of Head of Research of Development of Bloomberg's Renewable Energy information platform, and prior to that, he led a global unit developing advanced machine learning algorithms at Thomson Reuters.
He was awarded his Masters in Business Administration from Cass Business School and holds a Masters in Data Science and Machine Learning.
Jason has served and supported a number of charities including The National Centre for Circus Arts, Mencap and Diversity Role Models as well as having been a pension Trustee.
Why I chose the IBE...
Jason chose to join the IBE trustee board because of his desire to help the organisation and its members meet the modern ethical challenges of the increased use of AI and automation and to see the promotion of ethical business practices to digital start-ups.
Loree joined the IBE Board of Trustees in October 2019.
Loree Gourley joined EY UK in 2015 from the pharmaceutical life science sector. She has more than 20 years’ commercial experience in designing sustainable deals (strategic alliances and joint ventures) with multinational companies, private equity portfolio companies and more recently for limited liability partnerships (LLPs), in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe.
At EY, Loree leads the UK’s regulatory and public policy function and is responsible for addressing key national and European policy matters that may impact the capital markets and or the audit profession. Loree and her team are also responsible for the strategic engagement activities with regulators, policy makers and institutional investors. She is also responsible for developing thought leadership on topics such as; geopolitical uncertainty, Brexit, corporate governance, investor stewardship, corporate reporting, culture, ethics and trust.
Loree is an active member of the Purposeful Company Task Force – a consortium of FTSE companies, investment houses, business schools, business consultancy firms and policy makers. The task force was established by the Big Innovation Centre and the Bank of England to examine how the governance and capital markets environment in the UK can be enhanced to support the development of value-generating companies, acting with purpose to the long-term benefit of all stakeholders. In a personal capacity,
Loree is the Chair of the Ethics Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).
Loree completed her full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) in Sydney, Australia. After her MBA, she furthered her post graduate studies part-time at Columbia Business School in New York City, majoring on the role corporate culture plays in rebuilding public trust in business.
Why I chose the IBE...
For me, becoming a Trustee at the IBE, enables me to further contribute to promoting high standards of ethical values and behaviours across business, more broadly. The role of the IBE will become increasingly more important as businesses and business leaders evolve to meet expectations of a wider set of stakeholders (beyond just shareholders).
Yetunde joined the IBE Trustee Board in October 2019.
Yetunde Hofmann PCC; Integral Coach; BA (Hons); MBA; Chartered FCIPD; FRSA
Yetunde is Managing Director of Synchrony Development Consulting, an international leadership and change consultancy that partners with leaders and organisation to facilitate strategy, change, culture, diversity and inclusion. She is a Non-executive Director and Chair of the People, Culture and Remuneration committee at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) where she is also their Champion for the Middle East. She is a Non-Executive Director of Treatt Plc, a global ingredients manufacturer with global operations based in the UK, USA, Kenya and China. At Treatt Yetunde is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees.
Yetunde is also a Board Trustee and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of The Education Development Trust a global organisation whose purpose is to transform lives through education.
She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the John Madejski Centre for Reputation at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School.
Yetunde started out her career at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nigeria and went on to build a successful career in a variety of HR leadership roles in FTSE 100 Global companies including Imperial Brands, Unilever, Allied Domecq and Northern Foods.
She established The Enjoyable Life Series, a community organisation designed to help people at all levels in business, education and community identify practical ways in which they can live more joyfully thereby helping to support wellbeing, diversity and inclusion.
She has been named as one of the women to watch in the Cranfield University FTSE Board Report'100 Women to Watch' list.
A classically trained pianist, she enjoys the piano, musical theatre, travel and museums Her book, Beyond Engagement - The value of love based leadership in organisations will be published imminently.
Why I chose the IBE...
I am delighted to be a Trustee of the IBE.
The efficacy of the future of our world and its people lies in the hands of organisation and business – the choices that they make, the way business is conducted, the environments they impact and the people they employ. Never before today has the importance of trust and conduct – the ethics of working and of work been more important. If I can contribute to the continued development of that agenda, its impact and its influence by the time my tenure is served, I would be a very happy person indeed.
Tim joined the IBE Board to Trustees in October 2019.
Tim Langton is Head of Compliance at KPMG.
Tim is a respected ethics and compliance professional with more than 20 years’ experience of building, running and leading ethics and compliance functions, teams and programmes in medium to very large international global businesses in numerous sectors including: energy, utilities, manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, financial information and news, technology, industrial gases, materials handling and logistics.
Tim has also managed large change and culture programmes across complex global companies. Tim has designed, built and managed ethics and compliance programmes of all shapes and sizes, covering all aspects - including risk management programmes, codes of conduct, whistleblowing lines, corporate values, training, ethics registers and all investigations. Tim has also managed and led functions and teams of all sizes and rationalized functions and programmes in challenging cost environments.
Tim has designed and implemented tailored programmes to ensure bribery, competition/anti-trust, money laundering, trade regulation/sanctions, data protection and conduct risks are effectively managed.
Tim has wide experience in bribery risk, creating ABC programmes from scratch in global multinationals and having worked with the UK Government (Ministry of Justice) during the creation of the Bribery Act, helping to draft the adequate procedures guidance.
Tim has managed disclosures and notifications to various global regulators in numerous jurisdictions around the globe. He has selected, on-boarded and facilitated the work programmes of monitors appointed by various U.S. Government Departments (Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission and Environmental Protection Agency).
Tim qualified as a Barrister in 1991 and as a Solicitor in 1998.
Why I chose the IBE...
After many years of receiving really good counsel and wisdom from the IBE, the opportunity to serve as a trustee and give something in return was too good miss. These are big times for those working in the ethics and compliance professions and the IBE has a big role in the near future.
Loren I. Shuster
Loren joined the IBE Trustee Board in October 2019.
Over 27 years of diverse experience in Sales, Marketing, Business Development and General Management across 5 industries and 4 continents. Leading organisations through turn-around, start-up, transformational and high growth situations. Loren has been at the forefront of digital transformations since the late 90's.
Currently, Loren is the Chief People Officer (CPO) and Head of Corporate Affairs at the LEGO Group. Focused on utilising the people agenda to address business opportunities and challenges and creating a culture that unleashes the potential of every employee. Energised every day by the LEGO mission 'to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow' and give as many kids as possible access to the power of play. Equally focused on driving the LEGO Group's reputation as a leading player in the social and environmental responsibility arena ensuring an equally positive impact across all key external stakeholders.
Personally, putting into play the mix of a strong commercial experience, an MBA (INSEAD), a Masters Degree in Organisational Psychology (INSEAD), various coaching certifications and a deep belief that leadership is for everyone in our VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world – not just people leaders.
Why I chose the IBE...
In the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world, in which businesses and organisations operate in today, it is critical that purpose, values and shared leadership are at the core. To operate and build sustainable value for a wide range of stakeholders in this context, leaders must have a keen focus on good governance, which means having an ethical mindset and approach across as aspects of the business. Ensuring that businesses and organisations understand what it means to lead and operate ethically is the principle focus of the IBE. I am thrilled to be part of this important mandate.
Louise joined the IBE Trustee Board in October 2019.
Louise Terry is a corporate communications specialist who has spent her career managing the reputations of some of the world’s leading businesses. She started her career in agencies before moving in-house to become Head of Communications for Coca-Cola and then Group Communications Director of L’Oréal UK.
As well as protecting and enhancing those corporate brands, an important part of her role was to instil a strong and positive corporate culture where ethical business practices were embedded throughout the organisation. While at L’Oréal, she was part of the international team that managed the integration of The Body Shop into the L’Oréal family in 2006 and she went on to be Global Head of Communications for The Body Shop in 2012.
Louise has also served as Deputy Chair of Save the Children, a leading charity which helps to change the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children and as Deputy Chair of the Royal Institution.
She now works as a consultant to businesses, most recently Unilever, where she created a new ethical marketing code for skin lightening products in Asia. Louise holds an MA in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge.
Why I chose the IBE...
I wanted to become a trustee of IBE because I believe passionately that ethical behaviour is key to building successful and sustainable businesses, which in turn support a strong society. I have spent my career working to build a positive, ethics based culture within businesses and I am looking forward to working with IBE to raise the profile of this important subject.
Mike joined the Board of Trustees in July 2017.
A chartered accountant by profession, Mike’s career has covered all three sectors, private, public and voluntary.
In business, Mike is co-founder of Corporate Citizenship, an international management consultancy specialising in sustainability and corporate responsibility, where he advises clients on sustainable business strategies. He began his career as a trainee at KPMG, having graduated from Durham University with an economics degree.
In public service, Mike has been local councillor and council leader, and served for a decade on the London Assembly where he was appointed by Mayors Livingstone and Johnson to the London Sustainable Development Commission. Currently he is treasurer of the New Economic Foundation and chair of The Restart Project, a social enterprise helping people take action to reduce electronic waste.
Previously he worked as director of a national charity, Action Resource Centre, now part of Business in the Community. Married with a family, Mike lives in south London and blogs regularly at miketuffrey.com