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Governance beyond the pandemic

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Annette Andrews

Annette Andrews is an experienced Chief People Officer. She has worked with Boards and Executive Committees on a global basis for 20+ years, has deep knowledge and expertise across the Talent Management agenda; including Leadership Development, Recruitment, Reward and Succession planning.

MBA qualified and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development; Annette is also a qualified Executive Coach and Mediator. She is due to be installed as the Master of the Guild of Human Resource Professionals in October 2020.

She has worked with CEOs, Board’s and senior leaders on a global basis in regulated organisation’s; including Ford Motor Company, Lloyds Banking group and Lloyd’s Insurance; integrating effective Talent management into policy and practise.

She has personally supported the recruitment and development of Chairmen, CEO’s, Directors and Non Executive Directors.

She has also been a proactive member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee’s, introducing fundamental change in Benefits, and Terms & Conditions.

Most recently she has worked with a Board and the Executives to look at Culture and Behaviours; the opportunities and the implications, introducing the remit of Talent and Culture to a Board Non Executive role with a supporting sub-committee.

She will share the approach that she has taken with these organisations, the lessons learned and the watchout’s. There will be key take aways for all those that are members of, and / or support Board and Executive Committees.

Outside work Annette keeps herself very busy; she is mother to two sons at university; is focused on getting fit for a 5k mud run later in the year (hopefully), she does Pet Therapy work with her dog Barkley and is also currently an NHS volunteer.

Rob Baker

Rob is a specialist in bringing positive psychology to work and brings zest and curiosity to all that he does. He is the founder and Chief Positive Deviant of Tailored Thinking, a leading evidence-based positive psychology, wellbeing and HR consultancy.

Rob is world-leading when it comes to bringing job crafting to life within organisations. His work, ideas and research on how people can personalise work and bring their whole and best selves to the workplace have been presented at academic and professional conferences around the globe.

Rob is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Chartered Fellow of the Australian HR Institute. He has a first-class Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne and continues to research and collaborate with academics from the University’s Centre of Positive Psychology.

As a senior HR leader and consultant, Rob has delivered sector-leading and award-winning people initiatives and business transformation projects working with companies across sectors ranging from multi-national banks to digital start-ups.

An avid runner, Rob has previously competed on the international stage, having represented Great Britain in mountain running and orienteering. These days, Rob runs and cycles purely for fun and reflection and enjoys outdoor (mis)adventures with his family in Durham.

Claire Bodanis

Claire Bodanis

Claire is one of the UK’s leading authorities on corporate reporting, and the founder and director of Falcon Windsor, a specialist corporate communications and reporting agency.

Claire is the co-author of three books with The Dark Angels Collective – the world’s first collective novel, Keeping Mum, published in 2014; Established – Lessons from the World’s Oldest Companies, published in 2018; and On Writing, to which she contributed a chapter on corporate reporting, published in 2019. She is an Associate Partner of Dark Angels, a global network of trainers and writers whose philosophy is that business writing should be more human.

Diana Brightmore-Armour

Diana holds a variety of Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) roles, she has been an INED of the FTSE100 Berkeley Group since May 2014 and was recently appointed as the Senior Independent Director. Diana is also an INED of C.Hoares & Co, since January 1, 2020, and recently appointed as a INED of VocaLink, the UK subsidiary of Mastercard.

Diana is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

She was the Chief Executive Officer, UK & Europe of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd until December 31, 2019 where she was responsible for oversight of the day to day activities of the branch, including the local execution of the Group's strategy, promoting a culture of compliance and ensuring appropriate standards of conduct and governance.

Diana was previously CEO, Corporate Banking at Lloyds Banking Group (2004-2012) and spent her early career at The Coca-Cola Company followed by a CEO role of a dot-com business. She has 30 years’ international experience in banking, corporate finance, financial management, treasury and audit.

Diana is a strong supporter of talent development and gender diversity through her involvement with the 30% Club & City Women’s Network.

Lord Callanan

Lord Callanan was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 14 February 2020, having formerly been Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union from 27 October 2017 to 31 January 2020 and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Transport between June and October 2017.

Lord Callanan was a Conservative Councillor on Tyne and Wear County Council between 1983 and 1986 and Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council between 1987 and 1996, and was a Member of the European Parliament for the North East England constituency from 1999 until 2009.

Perrin Carey

Perrin is the Founder and Director of Perrin Carey Limited. He advises, supports and works with organisations to guide them towards designing, implementing and monitoring better governance systems and organisational culture. He is the creator of the Governance Perception Indicia ©, which is an assessment model of governance, which is also aligned with Corporate Governance Codes around the world.

Perrin is a highly experienced, professionally qualified, Fellow of the International Compliance Association (FICA) with a Post-Grad in Corporate Governance. He has worked at executive level in compliance, risk management and governance for over 15 years and this has involved financial services, eGaming, UK Higher Education and regulatory authorities.

He is a researcher in organisational culture, a qualified teacher, speaker and leadership coach and former university lecturer, who has a pragmatic but evidence-based approach to this most challenging area and is passionate about changing the narrative that surrounds governance, risk and compliance and their integration with organisational culture.

He works towards a more human-based governance with organisations, to move them towards a more dynamic, supple and responsive model of business that promotes long-term growth, shareholder value, sustainability, consumer confidence and of course regulatory compliance.

Anthony Corriette, FCIC

Anthony Corriette is Company Secretary of BBC Studios: the commercial production and distribution arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation. He is responsible for ensuring a clear and consistent corporate governance framework for the BBC Studios business. Anthony heads a team which provides a broad spectrum of company administration and meeting management services. Additionally, he provides director training and advice to the business on a range of matters, working with colleagues from across the BBC group.

Prior to joining the BBC in 2010, Anthony held a number of company secretarial and governance roles at Thomas Cook Group plc, Schroders plc, Capita Group plc and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Dr Jeremy Cross

Jeremy is the syllabus creator and course textbook author of The Chartered Governance In-stitute ‘Boardroom Dynamics’ Chartered qualification module. He is a board team coach and director of Bailiwick Consulting, a Jersey-based leadership consultancy. Over the past 20 years, he has worked globally with over 75 organisations, including Sainsbury’s, RBS, Nike, Lego, the NHS and the Government of Jersey, and has personally coached hundreds of senior leaders.

He is a regular speaker on board and leadership topics, having delivered a TED talk in 2014 in addition to a variety of ICSA national and regional conferences. He is a former visiting Faculty Member of Henley Business School, from where he also has a MBA and where he previously researched Board Evaluation.

Jeremy has a sporting background, having competed at Wimbledon qualifying, represented England at age group level and having won 21 Island Games medals. In 2009, he worked with the GB Men’s Hockey Team during the team’s first ever win at the European Champion-ships.

Mandy Curby

Mandy is co-founder of City Hive, which works to change the culture of the investment management industry to ensure greater inclusion, diversity and equality through a combination or innovative solutions and holding the industry to account.

In addition to designing industry interventions such as an open access mentoring scheme and a culture ‘kitemark’, Mandy works with industry, policy makers and regulators, academics, not for profits and government, on global research, advocacy and advisory projects. She has authored a roadmap for the UK Treasury on the implementation of a Women in Finance Charter in Brazil and a British Standard on Responsible and Sustainable Investment Management. She sits as a technical expert on the Shell Sustainability Report Panel. She is part of the Diversity Project's Gender Workstream, focusing particularly on internal culture.

Previously, Mandy was part of the leadership team at the UN-backed PRI and its norms-shifting progress to increase investor accountability and transparency through mandatory reporting on environmental, social and governance factors in investment decision making. She created the Service Provider Reporting Framework, delivered investor reporting alignment with the Financial Stability Board’s TCFD framework and developed three online platforms for collaboration, data analysis and disclosure. She has worked closely with the UN Global Compact and other global bodies to improve reporting on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Mandy has spoken at global forums and events including the OECD, WEF, UNCTAD, UNGC, UNPRI, IFC, GRI, CERES, IIRC, IOSCO on topics ranging from sustainable finance and investment, accountability, diversity, disclosure quality, culture and engagement.

An advocate for an intersectional approach to addressing the gender imbalance as a gateway to other inequalities, Mandy is a founding and active member of the Women’s Equality Party.

Patrick Dunne

Experienced Chair and serial social entrepreneur with extensive experience of working with boards in Europe, Asia and North America. Currently Chair of board consultancy Boardelta, the charities The EY Foundation and ESSA- Education Sub Saharan Africa as well as Chair of the oversight board for the Chartered Management Consultant and trustee of the Chartered Management Institute.

Executive experience includes 26 years in a variety of investment and management roles with 3i Group plc where, until 2012, he was Communications Director, a member of its Operating committee and Chairman of its Operational Risk forum.

At 3i he built a resource of over 600 experienced directors who were appointed to the boards of over 2,000 high growth businesses for 3i in 14 countries across Europe, Asia and North America. The programme he established became widely recognised as a model of adding value and a leader in best practice. As a member of the Higgs review Patrick has also played a role in shaping governance policy for UK listed companies.

Author of the award winning “Boards” and three other successful books on the subject, he has helped to establish many successful courses on board skills over the last twenty years including for the BVCA, Invest Europe and the Financial Times. He has also helped Chairs across a wide range of sectors to transform the effectiveness of their boards through Boardelta.

Patrick has a passion for education and was a member of the General Council of the University of Warwick from 2006 to 2015. He is a Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management, an Associate Fellow at Warwick Business School and former member of Business in the Community’s education leadership group.

He also has extensive experience of developing social enterprises using venture philanthropy techniques, most notably with Leap Confronting Conflict where he is Patron and was Chairman, from 2006 to 2015, with ESSA, the EY Foundation and with Warwick in Africa which he founded in 2006. Warwick in Africa has now benefitted over 750,000 young Africans with transformed Maths and English teaching.

Karl George

Dr Karl George is a thought leader and internationally established consultant in governance. He is the Managing Director of the governance forum, working with boards and senior executives in the private, public and voluntary sectors with over twenty five years’ combined experience in accountancy, business and strategic development. He is one of the founders of the Association of Corporate Governance Practitioners (ACGP) and has developed a unique governance framework and kitemark that was endorsed by the late Sir Adrian Cadbury.

Karl created The Governance Framework, a governance assessment service designed for private and public sector organisations of all sizes. It combines self-assessment with expert independent facilitation and review to help boards, and the governance professionals that support them, to ensure that their governance systems are effective. He is the creator of Effective Board Member Programmes which have been delivered across the world in partnership with organisations including the Association of Corporate Governance Practitioners (ACGP), The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), The Football Association (FA), Edinburgh Napier University, The Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and RSM UK. The Programmes have been developed specifically for women, young professionals, footballers, cricketers and other sports people, senior executives and CEOs.

Karl is a visiting professor, established author, conference speaker and community champion. His latest book, The Effective Board Member immediately went to number one in the Best Sellers list for Management and Leadership on Amazon Kindle. Karl is a Fellow of both the global accounting body ACCA and of international body for governance professionals ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute. Karl is the author of the tgf Governance Code – principles of governance for organisations of all sizes, sectors and geographical jurisdictions.

Alison Gill

Alison Gill is a founding director and CEO of Bvalco. She helps boards and leadership teams prepare for the future by designing and delivering external board reviews, with a particular emphasis on the human behaviour and dy-namics elements that can contribute to, or undermine, board effectiveness. She is valued for her ability to listen deeply to issues and concerns and for helping leaders find actionable solutions.

By background Alison is a behavioural psychologist. Prior to co-founding Bvalco, Alison spent 18 years running a consultancy helping clients to under-stand the impact of values, behaviour and culture on performance. She acted as a special advisor on matters of culture and behaviour to Sir David Walker, for his Review of Banks and Other Financial Institutions. This gave rise to the recommendation in the Corporate Governance Code that boards should be re-viewed externally once every three years.

Alison is keen to improve the quality of boards through the education of board directors. In 2011 she helped to set up and design the FT’s award winning Non- Executive Director Diploma. She is a lead tutor and Advisory Board Member for the diploma. The diploma has several hundred graduates, of which more than 70% go on to become successful board directors.

A keen sportswoman, Alison is a triple Olympian for rowing and now has a passion for the sport of eventing. She rides as a competitive amateur but more importantly supports young rider Lissa Green.

Kate Hartley

Kate Hartley is a crisis communications consultant and trainer, and the author of ‘Communicate in a Crisis’ (Kogan Page, 2019), a book that explores the changing way people behave in crisis situations.

She is the co-founder of Polpeo, a crisis simulation company that helps some of the biggest brands in the world prepare for a crisis. She is a member of the CIPR and the PRCA, and sits on the PRCA’s digital steering committee which shapes digital best practice in the PR industry.

Susan Hooper

Susan is Chair of and sits on the Boards of Uber UK, The Rank Group plc (Chair of the Safer Gambling Committee) and Affinity Water Ltd. (Chair of Remuneration Committee). Susan is also a Director of Chapter Zero, an organisation dedicated to providing education, insight and support on climate change to Non-Executive Board Directors and Chairs. Susan is also actively involved in several start-ups in property and medical technology.

Prior to this plural life, Susan was Managing Director of British Gas Residential Services, a £1.8bn revenue division, leading the Service and Repair, Central Heating Installations, Electrical Services, and Dyno-Rod business units. Susan joined British Gas from the Acromas Group where she was Chief Executive of the Travel Division, responsible for Saga Holidays, Hotels, Cruises, the AA Travel division and Titan Travel. Previously, she held senior roles at Royal Caribbean International, Avis Europe, PepsiCo International, McKinsey & Co, and Saatchi & Saatchi living in over 7 countries worldwide.

She was chair of and until recently the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) and Wizz Air plc. Susan has held several non-executive directorships, including Courtaulds plc, Royal & Sun Alliance plc, Transcom, First Choice Ltd., S.C Johnson, Whitbread plc. Susan was also a member of the advisory Board of the LUISS Business School in Rome.

Susan has a BA from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (S.A.I.S.) in Washington DC. She is fluent in German and Italian.

Susan lives near London with her husband and two sons and loves being in the outdoors, enjoys mixing sailing, travel and photography, and has realized a passion in designing jewellery.

Dowshan Humzah

Dowshan Humzah

Dowshan Humzah has a plural career with a portfolio of board, advisory and consultancy roles. He has over 20 years executive experience delivering growth and innovation. This includes senior director roles and leading the P/L with RSA Insurance and with Virgin Media. He has also held director roles in 4 digital and technology ventures (across online car retail, TV broadcast, film production and social media). Now, he shows organisations how to enhance customer and commercial deliverables by applying a digital lens across their objectives and through a concept he calls ‘creative consulting’.

Dowshan firmly believes, not in what technology could do but, how it ought to serve people – and he is a champion of behavioural science. Hence, the innovations he is known for include: applying digital and social media in secondary school lessons to aid student attainment; the UK’s first telematics motor insurance product; and Vir-gin Media’s next generation network featuring highest speed broadband. Earlier in his career, at Orange, he developed the vision of ‘passport, tickets, money, Orange’; and at P&G he co-developed and launched their most successful fragrance, Hugo by Hugo Boss using early digital means.

His personal background explains his passion for access to opportunity for those underestimated, underrepre-sented and underserved. He has furthered this through his work with government, as well as his development of diversity of POETS (Perspective, Outlook, Experience, Thought, Sector & Social Background) as a business imperative.

He has ensured that Board Apprentice Global is unique in being highlighted in three separate reviews as a practical solution to improve board composition and quality through diversity: the UK Government's Hampton-Alexander Review for Women on FTSE Boards and Parker Review for Ethnic Minorities; and the Disability Review from KPMG and Purple. Over 70% of those who complete the Board Apprentice programme progress to a board role within a year.

He is a graduate of The London School of Economics and gained executive education from London Business School. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Chartered Marketer. Outside of work he is a qualified fitness instructor and a member of the Travelers’ Century Club (having visited over 100 countries).

William Johnson

Will is General Counsel and Company Secretary at BMW Group UK and is responsible for legal and regulatory compliance of its operations including sales distribution, financial services and production facilities for BMW, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars at Goodwood and MINI in Oxford. Will is advising various boards and executive committees on their response to the Covid-19 pandemic and preparation for Brexit.

Prior to BMW, Will held various roles at Ericsson including Head of Legal for Western and Central Europe, establishing a legal team in UK & Ireland and was Head of Legal for Ericsson’s business globally with Vodafone plc. Will joined Ericsson from Marconi where he worked on Marconi’s debt for equity restructuring in 2003. Will was a corporate lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer before joining Marconi.

Will is a member of the Chartered Governance Institute.

Leon Kamhi

Reporting to the international business of Federated Hermes’ CEO, Leon is responsible for developing and directing the responsibility integration program across the group. This includes ensuring that investment teams are aware of and integrate ESG performance in investment decisions and that engagement is effectively incorporated alongside investment activities. In this role he also oversees and contributes to how the firm’s responsibility activities and performance are integrated into our client relationship management and reporting, the delivery of our corporate citizenship programme and the development of responsible structures and processes for the firm.

He also leads a number of corporate and public policy engagements. Previously, Leon was responsible for the development and delivery of EOS at Federated Hermes’ global corporate and public policy engagement programme from 2012-2016 and acted as its commercial director from 2009-2012. Prior to that, Leon worked within the Hermes UK Large Cap Focus Fund for seven years, where he was responsible for executing the fund’s engagement programmes. He also has 12 years of strategy consulting and operational industry experience.

John Kundert

John Kundert is Chief Product Officer at the Financial Times. John leads FT’s product organisation of 80 people, and is responsible for leading the product strategy across the FT Group. He has a rich history in data and delivering value to the customer through his understanding of data. Prior to his current role, John was the Chief Technology Officer at the FT, where he drove excellence based on principles of: purpose, ownership, empowerment, belonging and culture.

Kate Larsen

Kate Larsen is an ESG Environmental and Social standards advisor who applies more than 17 years corporate inhouse and consulting experience as Director SupplyESChange.

Kate has particular expertise in E&S Supply Chains risks (and business human rights due diligence increasingly expected by regulation and ESG ratings), from past roles including Director Responsible Sourcing Innovation for a Nasdaq listed US retailer, and Senior Manager Corporate Responsibility Asia for Burberry.

For global consultancy ERM Kate was a Principal Consultant human rights advising and training for multi-nationals BP, AngloAmerican, Mondi, Vestas, Unilever, and private equity, banks and other clients; and in her own capacities has advised firms including NEXT, Kering, the World Bank, a large pharmaceuticals firm, and other clients. She has also worked with ESG assessments for financing of Consumer Goods, Construction, Infrastructure, Utilities, Renewables, seafood, etc.

Kate speaks mandarin Chinese and worked in China over 11 years including five years in Hong Kong covering Asia, including Japan dealing with Mitsui and other licensees. Kate has developed corporate responsibility/ESG reporting and strategy including toward Burberry becoming a DJSI sector leader, modern slavery statements and trainings for companies and their Exec teams, stakeholder partnerships, collaborations with many other multinationals, and delivered leadership in workgroups in Business for Social Responsibility, the Ethical Trading Initiative, Bangladesh Accord, UN Global Compact, etc.

Kate was a contributor to Fashion Revolution’s Transparency Index questionnaire which (contrary to high ratings by some ESG data providers) ranked UK listed company Boohoo poorly before mid 2020 media reports that the retailer had not undertaken sufficient due diligence for working conditions in it’s Leicester supply chain, which led to a significant share price drop.

Kate has also input to the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), delivered projects for The World Bank and Human Rights Watch; trainings for teams in the EBRD, Robeco, the PRI, and been invited to speak at Standard Chartered, the UBS hosted Thun Group of Banks, Morgan Stanley hosted investor meetings, and other events.

Kate has been featured on BBC Business on forced labour of Uyghurs in China, Federated Hermes investment, and Brighttalk Investor podcasts on ESG, regularly at conferences, and is frequently quoted in Vogue Business. She was recognized as a UK Top 100 Modern Slavery corporate influencer 2018, is a Trustee for UK charity The Rights Practise supporting grassroots organisations in China, and holds an MSc from Imperial College and SOAS.

Claire Lindridge

Claire is the FRC’s Director of Audit Market Supervision. This team has led the development of the FRC’s principles for Operational Separation.

Claire was appointed having developed the FRC’s Audit Firm Monitoring & Supervision Approach during 2017 and 2018. She has been at the FRC for 14 years and prior to her current role conducted and led Audit Quality Review (AQR) inspections and was part of the management team of AQR. In addition, Claire was a member of the team leading FRC’s work with EU audit regulators for seven years until EU exit approached.

Prior to the FRC, Claire qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte, specialising in the audit of media and entertainment companies and professional services firms. She also spent time in the Learning & Development team at Deloitte, designing and delivering both audit technical and professional development training.

Claire has a degree in Natural Sciences from Clare College, Cambridge.

Justine Lutterodt

Justine Lutterodt founded the Centre for Synchronous Leadership (CSL) with a vision of redefining leadership in the corporate sector, such that business and societal interests are aligned. She specialises in coaching c-suite leaders to activate and support corporate changemakers, and has led numerous senior teams, boards, and entire divisions through successful cultural transformation. Justine is recognised as an authority on systemic change, with her thought leadership featured at conferences around the world, including the World Economic Forum. CSL's Mindful Exclusion initiative includes the largest qualitative study of employee network leaders and CSL's Walk the Tightrope programme continues to facilitate career breakthroughs for senior managers deemed “worthy of more power”.

Outside of client work, Justine serves as Chair of Judging for Business in the Community's Gender Equality Awards, Chair of Judging for the Diversity Legal Awards, and Patron of Brightstars – a charity supporting young people with autism.

In 2017, Justine was named one of the City’s Top 30 Influential Female Industry Changemakers by Brummel Magazine. In 2016, she was listed as one of Britain’s most Influential Black Entrepreneurs by BE Mogul.

Justine holds an MSc from the LSE in Organisational Psychology and a BA from Yale in Maths and Philosophy, both with distinction.

Dorothy Maseke

Dorothy currently heads the Risk and Compliance function at ICEA LION Group. The Group, with interests in Life Assurance, Health and Property insurance, Life Assurance, Asset Management is one of the largest financial services Groups in East Africa. Dorothy started her career at KPMG within the Risk Consulting department, later moving to the financial services sector where she has been for the last 10 years.

She holds senior leadership roles including having been recently elected to the Institute of Risk Management Global Board. She is also the Founding Chair of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) East Africa Regional Group and has been a Committee member of the IRM UK Special Interests Group. With a special interest in sustainability and investments, Dorothy is a member of the UNEP FI Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Insurer Pilot Group as the only Africa member.

Dorothy is also a member of the Governance and Nomination Board Committee of World Vision Kenya, a non-governmental humanitarian organisation. Dorothy is a Fellow of the Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP), a global programme on Leadership and Sustainability for Young African leaders. She was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 women in Kenya in 2019 and has won several risk management awards.

Ben Matthews

Ben is a Chartered Governance Professional with over fifteen years’ experience working with leading UK listed companies. He has a strong track record of leading teams through complex corporate actions and challenging shareholder issues, while acting as a trusted adviser to Boards and senior management on governance matters.

In July 2019 Ben joined easyJet plc, Europe’s leading short-haul airline, having been Deputy Company Secretary at Sky plc during the £30bn takeover by Comcast. Prior to Sky, Ben worked for the luxury fashion house Burberry Group plc and broadcaster ITV plc, having started his ca-reer with a Canadian oil and gas company.

Dan Neil

Dan leads the WBA’s Social Transformation work, creating a framework to assess 2,000 key companies on core social issues, moving on after leading the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) for two years.

Before ranking companies, he worked on them from the inside, consulting on extractives and renewables projects in Africa, the Middle East and Europe focusing on social and human rights risk and impact management, team and systems development, and responsible security practices. He spent his twenties with the British military, with several years spent working in stabilisation, influence, community engagement and training roles including in Afghanistan with the DfID-led Provincial Reconstruction Team.

Dan has degrees in Physics (Oxford) and Security, Conflict and International Development (Leicester). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability and is a member of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB’s) International Advisory Council.

Andrew Ninian

Andrew is responsible for representing The Investment Association members interests as institutional investors on corporate governance and engagement matters. He has oversight of The Investment Association's Institutional Voting Information Service (IVIS), corporate governance policy development and company consultations or collective engagement with the companies in which Investment Association members invest. Andrew joined The Investment Association in June 2014, through the merger of the Investment Affairs division of the ABI with the IMA. He joined the ABI in 2005 as a Corporate Governance Analyst and was promoted to Head of IVIS in October 2011 and Head of Corporate Governance in January 2012. Before joining the ABI, Andrew was a Socially Responsible Investment analyst at HSBC, having joined HSBC's graduate scheme in 2001 after reading Economics at the University of Bath.

John Noble

At the end of February 2018 John Noble retired from being the Director of Incident Management at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). During his 40 years of Government service, John specialised in operational delivery and strategic business change. For his work in creating effective partnerships in the run up to the London Olympics, he was awarded a CBE in 2012.

John helped to establish the NCSC and led the response to nearly 800 significant cyber incidents. This work has given him unrivalled experience in dealing with and understanding the causes of cyber incidents.

As a non-executive director at NHS Digital, John chairs the Information Assurance and Cyber Security Committee. He holds a number of advisory and non-executive director roles. He is also a senior cyber advisor at McKinsey, advising Company Boards and speaking at major industry events.

Frederik Otto

Frederik is an expert in global business development and management with over 13 years’ experience.

Since 2012, Frederik has been working in HR consulting and organisational development. He is now running a think tank that examines the relationship between sustainability and corporate governance and leadership. Additionally, he is managing the advisory and outsourcing practice in Asia Pacific for the world’s largest provider of workforce solutions.

Frederik has lived in 4 countries and worked in numerous markets, most notably Europe and Asia.

An advocate for lifelong learning, Frederik holds several credentials from various international business schools and universities.

Matt Painter

Matt Painter is Managing Director of Ipsos Corporate Reputation. He leads a team of 45 people, based in London. Previously Head of Research at Echo Research Ltd and Ebiquity plc, Matt has specialised in reputation and corporate communications for more than 15 years. Over this time he has worked with some of the world’s most renowned businesses, including internet economy firms, as well as national governments, NGOs and media outlets. Matt is a regular speaker and author on corporate reputation issues and trends.

Fiona Robertson

Fiona currently works as a senior lecturer in accounting and finance at Leeds Beckett University. She is also an associate director of The Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility where her research interests include Integrated Thinking and Reporting. She passionately believes that the focus of corporate leaders should be in the best interests of the long-term health of an organisation, which requires the recognition that the three dimensions of sustainable development, the economy, society, and the environment, are indivisible and integrated.

She is currently lead researcher on two funded research projects. The first project involves creating innovative solutions for sustainability in higher education and the second project aims to provide practical tools for implementing Integrated Thinking and Reporting in SMEs. She chairs an Integrated Reporting Group at Leeds Beckett University made up of practitioners and academics, who meet quarterly to promote and develop Integrated Thinking and Reporting.

She completed a PhD in Integrated Reporting in 2016, where she conducted 36 interviews with leading executive in seventeen FTSE 100 companies on their perceptions and experiences of Integrated Reporting. She has published several articles based on her research in leading academic journals and practitioner magazines and has presented her research findings at leading conferences.

She has previously worked for 25 years in senior finance roles in industry, with particular expertise in compliance, internal audit and project management. Fiona qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) Corporate & Financial Reporting Panel which represents ICAS in relation to financial reporting and broader corporate reporting issues and undertakes proactive initiatives to contribute to the debate on how reporting could improve into the future, to better meet the needs of stakeholders.

David Rule

David Rule is Executive Director, Supervision at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), responsible for audit inspection, audit firm supervision and corporate reporting review. He joined the FRC in September 2019.

David’s previous roles were in financial regulation and supervision. He was Executive Director, Insurance Supervision at the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) from 2016 to 2019. Previously he was Executive Director, Prudential Policy from 2014 to 2016 and Director, International UK Banks Supervision at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) then PRA from 2011 to 2014. David joined the FSA in August 2009 as Head of the Macro Prudential Department. Before that, he was Chief Executive of the International Securities Lending Association, a trade body representing participants in the European securities financing market. From 1990 to 2006 David worked at the Bank of England in a number of roles, including market infrastructure, financial stability analysis and banking supervision. From 2002 to 2006 he was Head of Sterling Markets Division at the Bank.

David has a degree in Modern History from Balliol College Oxford and further degrees in Political Science from the University of Toronto and Economics from Queens’ College Cambridge.

Theodore Spyrou

As an inspirational speaker and facilitator, Theodore holds 3 University degrees including an Executive Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and is a visiting lecturer at the CASS Business School, London. He leads on Entrepreneurialism, Social Enterprise, NGO Development, and Voluntary Sector Management. He is a specialist facilitator, executive mentor and founding member of the Cass China Symposium.

As a Senior Executive with Ashridge Associates, Theodore specialises in the sectors of Associations, Federations, Membership and Trade Bodies, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events, Travel, Tourism, Business, Finance, Investment and Property.

As a matured Leader he has worked as consultant to boards, presidents and CEO’s engaged at an International level and cooperating directly with government ministers and senior officials. He has been appointed in CEO roles and grown enterprises to financial stability and international standing.

Theodore has been honoured with the roles of advisor to the European Union for the European Social Fund (ESF), UK ambassador to Japan for the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), UK ambassador to Europe for Euclid - the pan European NGO leaders network, specialist advisor to the Mexican Government Secretariat of Tourism,  chair of events at the Institute of Associations Management (IofAM), trustee for the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, (ACEVO), and chair of the Aspiring Leaders Forum for the Association of Association Executives (AAE).

Theodore has received awards throughout his career, including three academic scholarships, the Pewter’s Award for Contribution to the UK Industry and The John Boston Award for Academic Achievement. In 2013, he was awarded “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Charity Staff Foundation and in 2014 was shortlisted for the Chief Executive of the Year Award by the Associations Network.

Sir Jonathan Thompson

Prior to joining the FRC Jon was the CEO of HMRC the UK Tax Authority, collecting more than £625billion, employing more than 65,000 people and driving reform of the UK tax system. Before HMRC, Jon was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, jointly leading the £36bn organisation with the Chief of the Defence Staff.

Jon has had a lengthy finance career including as Director General, Finance at the MoD, Director General, Corporate Services at the Department for Education and Finance Director of Ofsted. Before joining the Civil Service in 2004 Jon held a number of corporate services and finance roles in the public and corporate sectors.

Tom Trewinard

Tom Trewinnard is the co-founder and COO of Fathm, an independent news lab and consultancy based in London. Fathm work with global clients on challenges related to mis- and disinformation: understanding risk, comprehensive monitoring and effective response coordination.

Over the past ten years Tom has lead numerous high profile journalistic initiatives that have seen newsrooms working together to limit the impact of misinformation on elections and health crises, including the award-winning Verificado 2018 in Mexico and Checkpoint in India. Tom has extensive experience leading training for journalists, civil society and business leaders in misinformation monitoring and optimising communications and storytelling for trust. With Fathm, Tom works to create and refine organizational "newsrooms" to manage reputational risk in real-time.

Andrew Wallis

Andrew Wallis is CEO of anti-slavery organisation Unseen, which provides safe housing and other services for survivors of trafficking, runs the Modern Slavery Helpline, and works with businesses and others in the eradication of slavery.

Andrew chaired the landmark Centre for Social Justice report ‘It Happens ere’, widely acknowledged as the catalyst for the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015, which he also advised on the development of. He was awarded an OBE that year. The job has presented him with challenges as diverse as building flat-pack furniture for Unseen’s first safe house, to advising global businesses on how to address slavery in supply chains. He has been described as ‘the loveliest disrupter you could hope to meet.'

Nadine Windsor

Nadine Windsor

Nadine Windsor is currently the Global Head of Credit Trading at First Abu Dhabi Bank, the second-largest bank in the Middle East by assets. She has more than 14 years’ experience in the finance industry and started her career working for Lehman Brothers in London before moving to the United Arab Emirates in 2009. Nadine is French-Lebanese and lives in Abu Dhabi. She has a Masters, specialized in Accounting and Market Finance, from HEC Paris, a leading European Business School. Nadine speaks, reads and writes fluent French, English and Arabic.


Tuesday 10 November 2020



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