Mark Chambers joins Institute of Business Ethics as Associate Director (Governance)

News provided by Institute of Business Ethics on Wednesday 4th Sep 2019

The Institute of Business Ethics, which was formed in 1986, seeks to promote high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values at all levels in the company. We provide practical guidance to those involved in developing and promoting business ethics including senior business people, regulators and policy makers. We recognise that this may involve complex and difficult decisions, especially at board level.

We are therefore delighted that Mark Chambers, formerly Deputy Group Company Secretary at HSBC, joined our team as Associate Director (Governance) on 2nd September.

Philippa Foster Back CBE, Director of the IBE said: “The public debate on corporate purpose and culture as well as new government and regulatory initiatives on governance, raises new challenges at board level. I am looking forward to working with Mark as his knowledge and experience will help us prompt valuable and practical discussions around how directors can promote ethical cultures within their organisations”

Commenting on his appointment, Mark said: “I am delighted to be joining the IBE and helping to ensure that ethics and values are at the heart of business decision making. Much of my career has been as a business partner driving the highest standards of governance and I look forward to sharing practical solutions to help businesses strengthen their ethical culture.”

David Grayson CBE, Chair of IBE Trustees said: “I am delighted that Mark has joined the IBE and will be helping us to develop the agenda and tools to help boards meet their ethical responsibilities ”


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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

Mark Chambers

Mark Chambers retired as Deputy Group Company Secretary of HSBC in 2018 to pursue a second career of non-executive and advisory work.

After graduating in Zoology from Oxford University, Mark re-trained as a lawyer and spent his early years at Slaughter and May in their London and New York offices. He went on to a successful career in business, managing world-class global functions responsible for governance, legal and regulatory risk management in large, complex, regulated businesses. He held the roles of General Counsel & Group Company Secretary at RSA Insurance Group and at Worldpay Group, as well as senior positions at American Express and GE Capital.

In parallel for many years, Mark has had a successful career as a charity trustee, most recently as Chair of Amref Health Africa and prior to that as a trustee of WWF, where he chaired the Audit Committee and oversaw the development of the charity's exemplar new headquarters building. Mark was a finalist in the 2014 Sunday Times Non-Executive of the Year Awards.

Mark is married with two teenage children and lives in North London.

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