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Wendy Addison: Wendy is a published author, development coach and motivational speaker who spent over 20 years as an accountant specializing in treasury management in South Africa. Wendy's deep vision and core sense of integrity was demonstrated past the theoretical by her act of reporting corruption in the LeisureNet Ltd saga in 2000. This became known as the biggest corporate collapse in South African history. Standing up for the values that support her principles, Wendy showed courage and a willingness to endure being exposed and the potential of losing both her livelihood and life by taking a moral stand against corruption. Wendy's story is a human story of courage and endurance in the face of ambition, corporate greed, honesty and alienation. It's about how life can mercurially shift one from glorified success to begging on London streets without warning. Wendy is a contributing member of UNCAC Coalition and The International Whistleblowers Research Group

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Karen Birch: An entrepreneur with a wealth of experience in creating and supporting co-operative enterprises. The founder and managing director of the3rdi magazine, a member-owned co-operative since the start of 2011, Karen is also managing director of Cortex Media Limited, specialising in supporting and promoting ethical business practices. Karen is on the boards of Glasgow Women’s Aid and Women’s Library and has been appointed, as one of just 50 women in the UK, as an ambassador to promote enterprise and entrepreneurship. She is also communications chair at Association of Scottish Business Women and Scottish Changing the Chemistry.

Lawrence Bloom: A former Executive Committee member of the Intercontinental Hotel Group. He created a hotel environmental manual, used in five million hotel bedrooms worldwide. The most famous part of this gave guests the option of not having their towels washed every night. Following several appearances at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Lawrence was appointed Chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Urban Management. He is also the former Chairman of the UN Environmental Programme. Lawrence is now engaged in high level strategy discussions with the Chinese leadership. He is currently Chairman of Be Energy, a triple bottom line green energy company and Secretary General designate of Be Earth Foundation a UN IGO.

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Genevieve Boast: Founder of Beyond Human Stories. A life adventurer and insatiable optimist, Genevieve has always leapt off the cliffs that life has offered her into the potential of the unknown. Businesswoman, storyteller and whistleblower. Now, an experienced leadership coach, facilitator, trainer and Founder of Beyond Human Stories, an organization that reminds people of their natural ability to live by their own rules and to write their own unique leadership stories.

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The Seed Centre
Tony Bradley: Director of the SEED Centre, Liverpool Hope University Department of Business, an Anglican Priest and serial entrepreneur. Tony has been a member of IofC since 1996 and he seeks to follow the Gandhi dictum in all he does: ‘be the change you wish to see in the world’.

Peter Brew: Peter worked with the International Business Leaders Forum from 1999. He retired in 2011. He is co-author of The Business of Enterprise, and The Human Rights Impact Assessment and Management Guide. Before joining IBLF Peter served for 37 years in the international retirement and healthcare services field. He combines experience of senior international business management and an understanding of the practical application and impact of responsible business solutions to mobilize collective action by business to improve business standards.

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Sheffield Hallam University
John Carlisle: Previously helped conduct major, original research on the copper mines in Zambia to successfully promote Zambianisation. ‘The John Carlisle design of collaborative negotiation training’ was applied in over 20 countries for thousands of participants, ranging from buyers and sales people to company Vice Presidents. His negotiation model was used in South Africa in the early eighties to persuade the ANC and Zulu youth to negotiate rather than fight. Now, John is Chairman of two consulting companies in the realm of organisational change to improve, inter alia, service delivery and is also a visiting professor at Sheffield Hallam University in Strategic Change Implementation.

Dr David Erdal: One of Britain’s leading champions of employee ownership, having turned his family’s business, the Fife-based Tullis Russell paper makers, into an employee owned company. He is the author of two business books: ‘Beyond the corporation: humanity working’ (2011), described by a World Bank economist as ‘THE book on employee ownership’; and ‘Local Heroes - the liberation of Loch Fyne Oysters’ (2008). He is an honorary senior research fellow at the University of St Andrews, where he gained his PhD on ‘The psychology of sharing: an evolutionary approach’ in 2000. He obtained his MBA at Harvard with distinction in 1981. He was awarded the Scottish Business Achievement Award in 1989.

St Ethelburga’s: St Ethelburga’s historically and currently works in a similar way to that of IofC. The Centre exists to transform conflict and division into new relationships and peaceful communities. They do this by: creating a unique space for dialogue; offering training in group facilitation, conflict resilience, community reconciliation, and personal story and by offering support to communities experiencing conflict. They run a range of events and projects around conflict resilience, reconciliation, multi faith work, ethics and values in the City, ‘Re-awakening the sacred’ and more.

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Mark Goyder / Tomorrows Company: Mark initiated the RSA Tomorrow's Company inquiry into ‘the role of business in a changing world’. The resulting report, published in 1995 led to the creation of Tomorrow’s Company as an independent, business-led think tank. Journalist Anthony Hilton described Tomorrow’s Company as “five years ahead of the pack in looking at what is needed in governance terms to make British companies sustainable wealth creators”. Recently Mark authored 'Living Tomorrow's Company - Rediscovering the Human Purposes of Business', which is now the official book for the 'Global CSR Awards'

Margaret Heffernan: Margaret was born in Texas, raised in Holland and educated at Cambridge University. She is a former CEO of five businesses, a keynote speaker and author of Wilful Blindness, shortlisted by the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs as one of the six best business books of 2011. A former BBC Radio and TV producer, she was named as one of the Top 100 Media Executives by The Hollywood Reporter. She holds professional posts in Boston, USA and Bath, UK. She is a Trustee of the London Library and sits on the Council of the UK Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Her third book ‘A Bigger Prize: Why competition isn’t everything and how we do better’ was published in 2013 to critical acclaim.. Margaret’s motto is ‘Let’s not play the game, let’s change it.’

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Anita Hoffman: CEO Executiva. Founder of Executiva, Anita is an expert in the energy, renewable, clean tech and sustainability sectors as a leadership advisor, accredited coach and executive search specialist. Anita has over 20 years’ experience in her field and is a respected advisor to premier Renewable, Private Equity and Venture Capitalist houses, their portfolio companies, and blue chip energy resources corporates.

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Peter Neville Lewis: Founder of Principled Consulting, visiting Lecturer at University of Buckingham and Henley Business School and Hon Secretary: ethicability® Community of Practice.  With nearly 40 years of director experience, Peter is an expert on values-based decision making, focusing on integrity, trust and ‘Total Leadership’. He is an ethical and cultural adviser to blue chip clients. 

Lady Susan Rice CBE: Managing Director of Lloyds Banking Group in Scotland. She is the first woman in Britain to head a national clearing bank, as Chief Executive and then Chairman of Lloyds TSB Scotland for ten years. Lloyds is now the largest banking group in the UK. Susan is a non-executive director of the Bank of England, SSE, Big Society Capital and J. Sainsbury’s. Susan also chairs the Professional Standards Board for UK bankers. Its goal is to help restore pride and trust in UK banking by professionalising the industry. She is the President of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry. She champions the green economy, as vice-chair of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group.