We have a world class advisory board, providing guidance to the CEO.

Anne Groves

Anne Groves is an independent communications and training consultant, with over 30 years’ experience in public relations and reputation management in professional services, financial services and publishing.

She teaches communications and career development to in-house teams and to small groups on a bespoke basis. Anne’s academic experience includes four years as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of PR at Richmond, the American University in London, and Lead Tutor on the graduate PR course at Edinburgh Business School for the Taylor Bennett Foundation, a charity training graduates from ethnically diverse backgrounds for PR careers.

Anne’s most recent in-house roles were as Global Head of PR at Clifford Chance and, previously, as EMEIA Head of PR at Andersen. Earlier in her career she worked with international insurers Old Mutual and Aviva, and at The Guardian newspaper.

Anne is an advisory board member of international executive women’s organisation The Quorum Initiative and an ambassador for the Taylor Bennett Foundation. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

www.annegrovesconsulting.com

Richard Sambrook

Richard Sambrook is Professor of Journalism at Cardiff University where he teaches, writes and researches on the future of news, disinformation and public communication. Previously, he spent 30 years as a journalist at the BBC including a decade on the Board of Management as Director of Sport, Director of News and Director of Global News and the World Service. He was also Global Vice Chair of Edelman, the international PR agency for two years. He is also a Director of The Bureau for Investigative Journalism and Chair of The Frontline Club - the London club for international journalists.

Mark Griffiths

An international business leader connecting sustainability and business to realise financial, social and environmental benefits.

Currently Mark is the Global Head of the Climate Business Hub (CBH) at WWF based in Berlin, Germany. The CBH incorporates 4 key global initiatives; Climate Savers, Corporate Renewables, Climate Solver and Science Based Targets initiative.

Previously, Mark was the Managing Director of 2degrees, a digital platform provider helping companies to reduce their energy, water and waste resulting in improved operational efficiency, innovation and brand equity.

Mark has benefitted from working in both large multi-nationals and start-ups, including founding SecondNature Partnership in 2009, a London based sustainability advisory firm, exiting via a trade sale in 2014.

Multinational experience includes working at Dimension Data, a $7billion ICT company, setting up a global business unit focussed on intelligent & energy efficient buildings. Mark started his career at Procter & Gamble working in South Africa and in Italy.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and an MSc from Reading University’s School of Construction Management & Engineering.

Mark served as a Non-Executive Director on the Professional Services Board of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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