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Kenneth Amaeshi worked at the Centre between January 2008 and July 2010, when he left to take a promotion at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to working at the Centre he had been a Research Fellow at Warwick Business School for three years and has ten years experience in corporate responsibility research, discourse and practice. He is also is a Visiting Scholar at Said Business School, University of Oxford.
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Edward Bickham recently left FTSE top 20 Anglo American plc, where as External Relations Director he led groundbreaking work with governments and NGOs on international sustainable development projects. Previous to this he ran a consultancy business and was a senior advisor in three UK government departments.
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Gib is the Founder and Executive Director of Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), a ring-fenced not-for-profit consulting group within Accenture, whose clients include many of the major international NGOs and development agencies. ADP's main focus is bringing affordable business and technology expertise to the international development sector and promoting private sector engagement in sustainable development. In 2007, ADP was awarded the Management Consulting Association (MCA)’s Corporate Social Responsibility Award and in 2008, Gib was named as the Sunday Times sponsored Management Consultant of the Year in the Best Partner/Director category. Gib has lived and worked extensively in developing countries and is a regular speaker on the role of business in development, corporate social entrepreneurship and cross-sectoral partnerships.
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Mandy Cormack is an Advisor / Practitioner in international CSR practice and a Non-Executive Trust Director. She guides companies and organizations on the practical dimensions of corporate responsibility and sustainability as an integral part of their operations. Assignments have included: International CR Advisor, at TNT NV; Interim Director CSR, at Laing O’Rourke PLC and CSR Strategy Consultant to Imperial College, London and the Greater London Authority. Formerly, Vice President Corporate Responsibility / Head of Corporate Relations, London for Unilever, Mandy was the senior management team member responsible for developing the company’s approach to CSR, including groundbreaking work with the not-for-profit sector. She initiated the development of programmes that integrated the company’s CSR commitment into all aspects of operations from supply chain management, to corporate brand positioning, and leadership communications. Mandy is a Non-Executive Director of the grant-making Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust. She has sponsored projects exploring corporate responsibility in the news media, in particular working with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, and is currently engaged in efforts to reform political party funding, contributing to the enquiry led by the Committee on Standards in Public Life. Experienced in working at Board level, both in the corporate and not-for profit sectors, Mandy’s interests lie in bridging the gap between them. She brings to her roles a keen grasp of strategic priorities and commitment to achieving team buy-in to delivering positive results for both business and society.
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Building on more than 30 years experience in business, Ron focuses on helping companies integrate sustainability into their business strategy. He is a Visiting Professor at Rotterdam Business School where he has co-written a case study on a cradle-to-cradle-certified business and is leading the development of a CSR research programme and a Visiting Professor at Vietnam's Academy of Finance. His career has been divided between business strategy consulting in the US, Asia and Australasia and stints as chief executive of two different consumer-facing companies. He is experienced in collaborating with others bringing companies together to focus on common social issues and in government liaison (both as an executive and an industry representative ) in Australia and in Thailand where he founded a Chamber of Commerce.
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Sara completed her doctorate on firm-charity partnerships at Cranfield in 2010 and has been working with the Centre on publishing some of their research. She has a background in communication, having eight years experience as a broadcast journalist and television producer prior to joining KPMG as a media industry consultant in 1998, where she project managed a wide range of strategic, financial and process engagements for private and public sector media clients. Sara’s research has given her a rich understanding of the current academic trends in corporate responsibility, particularly with regard to community engagement and cross-sector partnering.
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David Logan is the co-founder of The Corporate Citizenship Company, a specialist corporate responsibility consultancy based in London. David has over 25 year’s frontline experience in managing corporate responsibility issues for international companies.
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Chris Marsden OBE
Chris teaches MBA courses on Corporate Responsibility and Business Ethics. He is Visiting Professor at the International Management School of the Ecole National des Ponts et Chausseés and Associate Fellow of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield University. He is a board member of the European Academy of Business in Society, which he was partly responsible for founding. He is Chair of Trustees of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and the Institute for Human Rights and Business. He is also Chairman of the Harpenden Society, a civic society concerned with promoting all positive aspects of the life of the town.
Since gaining an Economics degree at King's College, Cambridge, Chris Marsden has worked as a schoolteacher, deputy head, and then joined British Petroleum as Educational Liaison manager before becoming Head of BP's Community Affairs from 1990 to 1996. From 1996 to 1999, he worked at Warwick Business School setting up the Corporate Citizenship Unit. From 2000 to 2007 he chaired the Business Group of Amnesty International UK. He was awarded the OBE in 1989 for services to Industry and Education.
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After some years as a secondary school teacher, David entered the Civil Service where he had a variety of technical/policy, operational and managerial roles in the Inland Revenue department. His research interest is on the impact of economic regulation on the market structure of the UK retail pensions industry, in which David completed a PhD at Cranfield School of Management.
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Heiko worked at the Centre between 2008 and July 2010, when he left to move to Brazil, a professor at Fundacao Dom Cabral. In 2008 Heiko Spitzeck obtained his PhD in Business Ethics at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. During 2006-2007 he held visiting scholar positions at the University of California at Berkley and Fordham University in New York.
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Ros worked in community development work for 17 years and in 1987 became Chief Executive of a charitable trust dedicated to exploring the added value of complementary medicine and counselling as a core part of primary health care provision. From 1992 she worked for the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum, developing its pioneering partnership work ever since. In 1996 Ros co-founded Trigonos - a social business in North Wales that seeks to integrate social, economic and environmental solutions by providing opportunities for personal and professional development to a range of individuals and groups
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Gerry Wade is founder and Director of Probus BNW, a consultancy specialising in reputation and public policy issues, corporate responsibility, stakeholder engagement and executive recruitment. Previously he spent twenty-five years with IBM, devoting most of his career to developing and managing the Corporation’s approach to public affairs and public policy, mainly in the UK.