Our Team

Our team apply their practical business experience to fulfil the IBE's mission.

Vacancies at the IBE

The Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) is recruiting a new Director to lead and grow the organisation. To apply for this role, please apply via Nurole IBE Director Application.

If you are not a member, you can choose one of two options.

One- Email your wish to apply via Nurole and a link to your LinkedIn profile, to our selection partner Executiva Ltd at IBE Director Application

Two-Apply by submitting your CV and a cover-letter addressed to the IBE Chairman David Grayson, giving evidence of the Required and Desired experience at IBE Director Application

View the Job Description here IBE Director Job Description

If you are looking for a speaker on ethical issues or business ethics, or an article by a member of our team, please contact us.

Philippa Foster Back CBE


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.

Simon Webley

Research Director
Simon has been Research Director since 1998. 

Mark Chambers

Associate Director-Governance

Mark joined the team in Sept 2019.

He was previously a Deputy Group Company Secretary and been a charity trustee for WWF and most recently as Chair of Amref Health Africa.

Professor Chrisopher Cowton

Associate Director (Research)
Professor Chris Cowton joined the IBE as Associate Director (Research) in September 2019, having previously been a Trustee.

Daniel Johnson

Head of Engagement

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.

Alexandra (Alex) Johnson

Marketing & Events Manager
Alex has been with the IBE since June 2010.

Guendalina Donde

Head of Research
Guendalina joined the IBE team in August 2014. 

Judi Wright

Operations Manager

Contact Judi to discuss your annual subscription fees, invoice queries, procurement, supplier issues, or to book a meeting with the Director and any other queries relating to IBE subscribers, finance, HR and facilities.


Jo Bridge

Events Coordinator
Jo joined the team in November 2015 from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). 

Linn Byberg

Linn joined the team in August 2018.

Jennifer Lashley


Jennifer joined the IBE on a temporary basis in 2017 and joined as a permanent staff member a year later.



Emma Darlow

Admin Assistant
Emma joined the team in June 2019, assisting the Operations Manager, in all aspects of office management

Laura Petty

Communications Manager

An expert in global corporate communications, Laura has advised on a wide range of local and international clients at a strategic level.

Her key strengths include client and customer services, recruitment, events management, and organisational abilities. Through extensive travel, academia, volunteering and work in pertinent environments, she has gained genuine interest in responsible communications in order meaningfully to enhance an organisation’s stakeholder and employee relations.

Laura joined the IBE in November 2019, on an interim basis.

Will O'Connor

Research Assistant

Will joined us initially as an Intern for a period of three weeks, for a specific project,

He joined as a permanent member of staff in November 2019.



Jane Arnott

Jane Arnott is our first overseas Associate, based in New Zealand.

Peter Montagnon 1950-2019

IBE Associate
It is with great sadness that the IBE records the very sudden death of our colleague, Peter Montagnon, on June 25th.

He was a larger than life character who over many years made a lasting contribution to the corporate world. His journalistic approach never left him in questioning the underlying issues that needed probing.

He will be much missed as a colleague and friend and our thoughts are with his wife and family.

IBE aims to be an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on any grounds other than the ability to work effectively.

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