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Philippa Foster Back OBE, Chair of ‘Institute of Business Ethics’ talks about the importance of embedding ethical values across the organisation.
Biography:
Since taking a degree in Geography at University College London, Philippa has 30 years of business experience. She began her career at Citibank NA before joining Bowater in their Corporate Treasury Department in 1979, leaving in 1988 as Group Treasurer. She was Group Finance Director at DG Gardner Group, a training organisation, prior to joining Thorn EMI in 1993 as Group Treasurer until 2000. In 2001 she was appointed Director of the Institute of Business Ethics.
As Director of the Institute she 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.
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 Saïd Business School at Oxford University and consequently as a Visiting Fellow of the University.
She has a number of external appointments, including the Board of the Institute of Directors where she is Vice Chairman and Senior Independent Advisor and the Board of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI).  She is also a member of the Advisory Board of RAND Europe.
In 2006 she was awarded the OBE for services to the Ministry of Defence where she was formerly a NED and Chair of the Defence Audit Committee. She is past President of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (1999-2000).  In 2008 she was awarded the BITC M&S Sieff Award.
Her outside interests include the history and exploration of the Polar Regions; she is Chairman of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust.
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