Jun 26, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Philippa Foster Back OBE, Director Institute of Business Ethics will give a short talk on the above topic, which will be followed by a general discussion and networking.
Philippa has 30 years of business experience, having begun her career at Citibank. Following 9 years at Bowater, leaving as group treasurer, she became group finance director at DG Gardner Group, a training organisation. She joined Thorn EMI in 1993 as group treasurer until 2000. She was appointed Director of the IBE in 2001.
In connection with her IBE role she served on the Woolf Committee 2007/8 looking at ethical business practice in BAE Systems plc; and has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Centre for Corporate Reputation at the Said Business School at Oxford University and consequently as a Visiting Fellow of the University.
She sits on the Boards of the Institute of Directors, where she is Vice Chairman and Senior Independent Director, of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, and is a Lay Member of the Council of UCL. She is also Chairman of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust.
Philippa was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours 2006 for services to the Ministry of Defence where she was a NED and chaired the Defence Audit Committee from 2002-2007. In July 2008 she was awarded the Marks & Spencer Sieff Award. As a backgrounder, you can find out more about the Institute of Business Ethics at http://www.ibe.org.uk/
As always, for those attendees that might not have been to this venue before, please do not confuse it with Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in Fleet Street! A cash bar will be available on the ground floor of the venue, so please come a little before time if you want to purchase drinks beforehand so that we can start promptly. Usually, food is also available at this venue if ordered before 8pm.
As space is limited, if you are interested in coming to this Meetup please sign up early and if your plans change subsequently please amend your RSVP so that others can take your place if it turns out that you can't make it on the night.