Adrian has a wealth of experience
in the retail industry which began in 1974 when he worked part time at FW
Woolworths on the Isle of Man. After he had gained his MBA from Manchester
Business School in 1987 he worked for the UK defence team before he went back
to his retail roots.
In 1996 he opened his first retail
store and over the course of the next five years opened a total of six stores
throughout Merseyside and the Wirral. Adrian joined Nisa in 2004 and in 2006 he
worked closely with Nisa’s founder Dudley Ramsden and CEO Neil Turton to secure
the 2006 Competition Commission inquiry into the attempted monopolisation of
the UK grocery market by Tesco.
Inge is Bishop of Worcester. He read and then taught chemistry prior to
ordination. As a priest he worked for
several years in education as a chaplain, latterly at Harrow School, before
becoming vicar of an inner-city parish on Tyneside. He then moved to Ely Cathedral to become
Canon Missioner before becoming Bishop of Huntingdon in 2003. In 2008, he was
enthroned as the 113th Bishop of Worcester in which capacity he
exercises oversight of the 281 churches in the Diocese of Worcester as well as
fulfilling a number of national responsibilities.
John has a long standing interest in civic life and chaired the Board for
Mission and Social Responsibility in the Diocese of Newcastle. He served for several years as a Trustee of Common Purpose,
an international leadership organisation dedicated to bringing together leaders
from the public, private and voluntary sectors to work for the common good. He
is now a Trust Protector the organisation.
John is fascinated by international affairs and cultural variety and has taken
groups to Africa (on seven occasions), India, South America, Russia and the
Holy Land. He is a longstanding supporter of the World Development Movement and
Amnesty International. Bishop John’s doctorate is in systematic theology and
his book A Christian Theology of Place
was short listed for the Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing. His
latest book is Living Love: In
Conversation with the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.
He is married to Dr
Denise Inge, an American, who is a writer.
They have two young daughters.
Professor the Lord Kakkar is Professor
of Surgery, University College London; Consultant
Surgeon University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Chairman for Clinical Quality, University College London
Partners Academic Health Sciences System and Director of the Thrombosis Research
Institute, all in London, UK.
Lord Kakkar completed his
medical education at King's College Hospital Medical School, University of
London, and was awarded an MBBS in 1988 and a PhD in 1998 from Imperial College
London. He was made a fellow of the
Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1992.
John Milbank is Research Professor of Religion, Politics and Ethics and Director of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham. Previously he held a Readership at Cambridge University and a named Chair at the University of Virginia. He is the founder of the Radical Orthodoxy Movement and the author of many books, including 'Theology and Social Theory' and 'The Future of Love.'
Howard joined Business in the Community in September 2005. Stephen brings a
wealth of senior management expertise to Business in the Community acquired in
the corporate sector. Stephen has held a number of different executive and non
executive roles including, Chief Executive of Cookson group plc, and Chief
Executive of Novar PLC.
commitment to helping tackle homelessness on both a national and global scale
has resulted in a non-executive directorship for Habitat for Humanity Great
Britain, the charity with a mission to eliminate poverty housing. Other
non-executive directorships include, In Kind Direct and membership of the
Veolia Advisory Board.
CB is an Economist and business consultant. She was previously Director
General for Economics at the Department for Business (BIS) and Joint Head of
the UK Government Economics Service. Before that she was partner and
Chief Economist at KPMG and previously worked in banking and the oil sector. She is a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary College, London and at Imperial
College, Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford and on the Court of the
London School of Economics. Vicky co-founded GoodCorporation, a company
set up to promote corporate social responsibility and is the author of
'Greekonomics: The euro crisis and why politicians don't get it', published by
Biteback Publishing (2012), 'Green Business, Green Value and
Sustainability' (co-editor), Routledge, and co-author of the Design Commission
report: ‘Restarting Britain’ Design Education and Growth (2011).
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