Institute of Business Ethics welcomes David Jackson to its Advisory Council

The Institute of Business Ethics is honoured to announce that David Jackson has agreed to join its Advisory Council.

David Jackson has been a lawyer working in industry for over 30 years and has recently stood down as the Company Secretary at BP plc.

The IBE’s Advisory Council represents the wider audience which the IBE wishes to address. They meet bi-annually to offer support and guidance to the Institute on its work programme and strategy.

Tim Melville-Ross, IBE’s President, said: “As business continues to grapple with the ethical challenges of climate change, artificial intelligence and political uncertainty, the work of the IBE continues to be critical.

“The Advisory Council maintains the valuable role of the IBE’s founders in supporting the IBE’s thought leadership and programme of raising public awareness of business ethics. David Jackson’s practical experience of ethics at the coal face of business will make a valuable contribution to our discussions.”

David Jackson said:“ I have admired the work of the IBE for many years. The IBE has made a major contribution to helping business understand and address ethical challenges. I am honoured to be asked to join its Advisory Council. Business continues to face many challenges and I look forward to helping the IBE in its work.”

Biographies of all IBE Advisory Council members are available on our website


For further information, contact Katherine Bradshaw, Head of Communications 07771 517700 


About the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE)

The Institute of Business Ethics, whose purpose is to promote high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values, is an important partner to any business wanting to preserve its long-term reputation by doing business in the right way.

For over 30 years, the IBE has advised organisations on how to strengthen their ethical culture by sharing knowledge and good practice, resulting in relationships with employees and stakeholders that are based on trust.

The IBE is a registered charity funded by corporate and individual supporters. @IBEUK

David Jackson

David Jackson is a lawyer and a former company secretary.

He was the Company Secretary at BP p.l.c. from 2003 to 2018 where he was actively involved in advising the Chairman, the Board and its Committees on company law and corporate governance. Previously he was General Counsel and Company Secretary at PowerGen from 1989 to 2002 where he was responsible for all legal and company secretarial matters relating to the Board its committees and their corporate governance.

Prior to that David held a number of legal positions with Matthew Hall, AMEC, Chloride Group, Nestle UK and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert.

David is a Director of BP Pensions Trustees Limited and a Governor of St Edwards School, Oxford. He was previously Deputy Chairman of GC100, the Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries of the FTSE 100 and an alternate member of the Takeover Panel.

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