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Alumni Reception and Panel Discussion in New York


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"Ethics in business: Still a tick-box exercise?"

In recent years businesses have been under increasing pressure to act ethically. This has led business people to explore ways in which they can make their own organisations more responsible. In this session we want to look at how leaders from three different sectors are seeking to address some the ethical issues their companies face. What can we learn from the world of finance, precious metals and the media? We will ask what can be done about unethical behaviour in each of these sectors, and whether different sectors can learn from each other.


  • 18:00 - 18:30 Registration
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Panel discussion: "Ethics in business: Still a tick-box exercise?"
  • 19:30 - 20.30 Networking over drinks and canapes

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Andre Spicer (Chair)

Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Cass Business School. Prior to joining Cass, Andre Spicer was a Professor of Organisation Studies at the University of Warwick. Professor Spicer holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne. His main expertise is in the area of organisational behaviour and, in particular, he has done work on organisational power and politics, identity, the creation of new organisational forms, space and architecture plays at work and more recently leadership.

Robert Kelly (Bob)

Chairman of the USA Cass Alumni Board, Chairperson of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Lead Director of Markit Group UK and Chancellor of St. Mary's University, Canada. He is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon, a global financial services company operating in thirty-six countries. Prior to that, Bob served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mellon Financial Corporation, was Chief Financial Officer of Wachovia Corporation and Vice Chairman of Toronto Dominion Bank. He holds a B.Comm from St. Mary's University, an MBA from Cass Business School, is a Chartered Accountant, an FCA, and was awarded honorary doctorates from both universities. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission.

Huw Daniel

President at Platinum Guild International (PGI USA) where he is responsible for developing the US market for platinum jewellery on behalf of leading platinum producers of South Africa. Huw joined PGI in 2003 after successful tenures at Saatchi & Saatchi and JWT, where he served as Management Director and Regional Director, responsible for Procter and Gamble and DeBeers.Huw is an alumnus of Cass Business School, where he studied BSc Business Studies. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Jewellers Vigilance Committee, the jewellery industry's legal compliance authority which provides education and guidance on legal and ethical issues to the US jewellery industry, as well as US representation to the Kimberly Process, the international certification program established in 2003 to prevent the sale of conflict diamonds. Huw also serves on the board of New York Insight Meditation Center, which offers a variety of programs based on the liberation teachings of the Buddha rooted in the Theravada tradition.

Nicole Young

Senior Producer for the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and a Producer for 60 Minutes, the most successful television broadcast in history which begun its 46th season this year, offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news.She is a well-respected journalist and has been honoured with nine News and Documentary Emmy Awards, two Gerald Loeb Awards, two Sigma Delta Chi Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, a George Polk Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, an Investigative Reporters & Editors Award, a Gracie Award and a Media for Liberty Award. Nicole is a City University London alumna, where she studied MA International Journalism.

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We are striving to improve our USA alumni engagement and need your feedback to help guide our strategy.

Please take 2-4 minutes to fill in our USA Alumni Survey here. We are also inviting alumni to take part in a focus group discussion on Friday, 6 December in New York City, which will further shape our events and communications in the USA.

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When & where

6.00pm - 8.30pmThursday 5th December 2013

British Council, New York City, University of London 845, 3rd Avenue New York 10022 USA

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+44 0)20 7040 5553

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