Group Risk & Compliance Director, Vodafone
Jacqueline Barrett is the Group Risk & Compliance Director at Vodafone, leading a team of approximately 30 professionals, including lawyers, accountants, compliance officers, and cosec specialists. She has worked at Vodafone for a total of 12 years, with four years in her current role. Jacqueline reports to the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary.
Jacqueline is responsible for enterprise risk management as well as Vodafone’s global compliance program, which covers the code of conduct, and “Speak Up,” a whistleblowing mechanism for employees, suppliers, and business partners. Within her compliance role, Jacqueline also has vertical responsibility for competition law, anti-bribery, and privacy. She also heads the corporate secretariat team.
Jacqueline studied law in Australia and originally specialized in intellectual property law (through roles at Clayton Utz, the Australian Copyright Council, and the Federal Attorney-General’s Department) before branching out into general commercial legal roles as a precursor to the move into risk, compliance, and corporate governance.
Head of Global Public Policy Management, Facebook
Monika Bickert is Facebook’s head of product policy. Her global team manages the policies for what types of content can be shared on Facebook and how advertisers and developers can interact with the site. Monika originally joined Facebook in 2012 as lead security counsel, advising the company on matters including child safety and data security.
Prior to joining Facebook, Monika served as Resident Legal Advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, where she specialized in Southeast Asian rule of law development and response to child exploitation and human trafficking. She also served as Assistant United States Attorney for 11 years in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, prosecuting federal crimes ranging from public corruption to gang-related violence.
Monika received a B.A. in economics and English from Rice University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Group General Counsel, Lloyds Banking Group PLC
Kate Cheetham joined the group legal team at Lloyds TSB Group in 2005 and was appointed deputy group general counsel in December 2012 and group general counsel in May 2015. Since joining the group, Kate has led the internal and external legal teams on the group’s major corporate and capital markets transactions, as well as expanding and developing the group legal function, the group’s legal risk management framework, and the strategy for and management of its external legal advisers.
Working with the group general counsel, in her current role Kate is jointly responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of the legal team across Lloyds Banking Group, which comprises approximately 370 people in the United Kingdom and internationally.
Kate is sponsor of Legal in the Community, the Lloyds Banking Group corporate social responsibility program. She also is a member of a number of industry committees, including the British Bankers’ Association’s (BBA) High Level Working Group on Financial Stability, and is a BBA representative for the Takeover Panel.
Before joining Lloyds TSB Group, Kate was a corporate lawyer at Linklaters, and prior to that she ran a commercial art gallery in London for five years.
Dame Julia Cleverdon
Vice President, Business in the Community
Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO, CBE is a passionate and practical campaigner who has gained an international reputation for “connecting the unconnected,” inspiring individuals and organizations to work together for the common good.
As vice president of Business in the Community and special adviser to The Prince’s Charities — concentrating on responsible business practice and the Place Strategy to improve disadvantaged communities — she promotes collaboration among senior leaders from business, government, education, and community organizations to build a more robust civil society.
Julia also plays senior leadership roles in charities aiming to transform education and opportunities for young people. As chair of Teach First from 2006 to 2014, and now vice patron, Julia has pioneered efforts to address educational disadvantage by transforming exceptional graduates into effective, inspirational teachers in low-income communities across the UK. She also serves on the board of Teach for All, the international partnership with Teach for America that seeks to spread the experience and mission to other interested social entrepreneurs across the world. Julia was appointed to chair the National Literacy Trust in 2013 and chairs Read On. Get On., the national campaign to ensure all children are reading well by the age of 11 so that by 2025 all children in the UK will start secondary school as confident readers.
Following her 2012 government review on increasing young people’s engagement in social action, Julia co-founded the Campaign for Youth Social Action, now known as Step Up to Serve, which was convened by HRH The Prince of Wales and launched with the support of three party leaders in November 2013. She is now a trustee of Step Up to Serve, which by 2020 aims to get 60 percent of young people involved in practical action in the service of others. Julia is also a board member of National Citizen Service. She chairs the advisory board of the Newnham College Campaign and is an external adviser to Carillion’s Sustainability Advisory Committee.
Managing Director Co-Head of UK Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan Cazenove
Ina De is Managing Director Co-Head of J.P. Morgan’s UK investment banking business, J.P. Morgan Cazenove.
Prior to being appointed to her current role in 2013, Ina was co-head of Equity Capital Markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
Prior to her role in ECM in 2000, Ina headed various teams in the firm’s Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives businesses in EMEA. She started her career at J.P. Morgan in 1987 in Derivatives Research.
Chief Market Strategist, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Stephanie Flanders is a seasoned economic commentator and policy practitioner, having worked for elite organizations in both capacities in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
She joined J.P. Morgan Asset Management as the chief market strategist for UK and Europe in November 2013. Prior to this, Stephanie was the BBC’s economics editor, with intellectual responsibility for all of the BBC’s economics coverage on television, radio, and online.
Her widely read blog, Stephanomics, won the Harold Wincott award for online journalism in 2010. She presented a series of Stephanomics discussion programs for Radio 4, the World Service and, BBC television in 2011. Stephanie also presented Newsnight on BBC2 and The Bottom Line for Radio 4.
She began her career as an economist at the London Business School and the Institute for Fiscal Studies and went on to become a leading writer and columnist at the Financial Times (FT). Stephanie left the FT in 1997 to become speechwriter and special advisor to U.S. Treasury Secretaries Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers during the Clinton administration, where she was involved in the management of emerging market crises in Asia, Russia, and Latin America and the reform of global economic development policy. She left Washington in 2001 to become a correspondent at the New York Times. Stephanie subsequently served as principal editor of the United Nations’ 2002 Human Development Report. She was named Broadcast Journalist of the Year at the Work Foundation’s Workworld Awards for 2006.
Partner, Hogan Lovells
Julianne is a partner in Hogan Lovells’ International Arbitration and Litigation practices. She has extensive experience in complex, high-value commercial disputes (including ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and ICSID), focusing in particular on emerging markets in the natural resources sector, including claims arising under joint operating agreements between co-venturers and claims by third parties with respect to operations. She also has extensive experience in claims emanating from the CIS, including shareholder and joint venture disputes.
Her practice also includes advising in respect to alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, including under the Alien Torts Statute. She is a founding member of Hogan Lovells’ Business and Human Rights practice and contributed to the mandate of the U.N. SRSG on “Business and Human Rights.” Julianne is a solicitor advocate with full rights of audience for civil matters at all levels of the English Courts. Julianne is an active member of Arbitral Women and a Visiting Fellow on Rule of Law and Foreign Direct Investment at the Bingham Centre within the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Together with the Bingham Centre and the Investment Treaty Forum, she has recently co-authored a report on the connection between Rule of Law and Foreign Direct Investment.
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, EMEA, Luxottica Group S.p.A.
Tanya Jaeger de Foras is Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, EMEA of Luxottica Group SpA, based in Milan. She is responsible for legal affairs in the EMEA region and corporate headquarters, M&A, international corporate governance, and global antitrust.
Prior to joining Luxottica, Tanya was Assistant General Counsel at Pfizer Inc., with a dual role as Chief Counsel Specialty Care EU and Legal Director Pfizer Italia, based in Rome, Italy. She originally joined Pfizer in its Corporate Compliance Group in the company’s New York global headquarters.
Tanya began her career at Sullivan & Cromwell, working in the firm’s New York and Paris offices. Tanya specialized in U.S. securities law and international, corporate, and project finance. She has extensive experience in international legal affairs and compliance, having lived and worked in Canada, the United States, France, and Italy, supporting clients in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Tanya received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1998, where she was a research assistant to Prof. Robert Mnookin of the Harvard Program on Negotiations. She was also the president of the Harvard Law School International Law Society. Tanya holds a B.S. in international affairs from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Founder, Fair Play Human Rights Consulting
Mary Johnson is an international human rights lawyer and consultant whose practice focuses on helping enterprises navigate their responsibility to respect human rights while simultaneously enhancing business value. Mary brings diverse experience in the public and private sectors to her consulting practice, delivering pragmatic solutions to implement and report on performance under international legal norms, including the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the United Nations Global Compact.
After starting her career in the California state government and various nongovernmental organizations, Mary transitioned into the private sector by starting a social enterprise in Thailand, and she blends these perspectives to take a multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving in the complex nexus between business and human rights. In addition to her consulting work, Mary provides specialist international legal advice and advocacy in cases that impact on human rights. She has worked on cases and with clients in Colombia, Equatorial Guinea, Finland, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Somaliland, Switzerland, Uganda, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Mary has been engaged to speak on business and human rights at various forums in London and at international events, including the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Management Columnist, Financial Times
Lucy Kellaway is the management columnist for the Financial Times (FT). For more than 10 years, her weekly column has poked fun at management fads and jargon with insight, wit, and precision and celebrated the ups and downs of office life. Lucy has been the FT’s energy correspondent and Brussels correspondent and has written for the Lex column.
She has interviewed a wide variety of CEOs and celebrities for her Business Lunch series. Lucy has won various prizes, including Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards, the Industrial Society WorkWord Award (twice), and the Wincott Young Financial Journalist Award. Her book, Sense and Nonsense in the Office, was followed by Who Moved My Blackberry?, in which she followed a year in the life of her fictional creation, Martin Lukes, through his emails. A self-obsessed master of corporate double-speak and management jargon, Martin is a satire of the type of executive who embraces every new motivational and marketing fad that comes along.
Lucy’s book The Real Office: All The Office Questions You Never Dared To Ask, was described by the Sunday Times as “dispensing water-cooler wisdom, not motivational gobbledygook. (It) gets to the heart of those tricky questions that employees, rather than employers, want answered.” In her distinctly tongue-in-cheek speech, Lucy touches on office life, the psychological deficiencies of all bosses, and the futility of change management.
Frances Le Grys
Partner & General Counsel, Hogan Lovells
Frances has been General Counsel to Hogan Lovells International LLP since 2012 and regularly deals with a wide range of issues affecting the firm, including conflicts and new business intake, matters relating to the firm’s structure and internal governance, partner matters, and the firm’s dealings with clients, regulators, and other third parties. She also chairs the firm’s Risk Management Committee.
Frances has been a partner since 1998, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, acting for a wide range of clients, notably in the retail, media, and leisure sectors. She has extensive experience in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters, as well as corporate restructurings and reorganizations, shareholder arrangements, and joint ventures.
Frances founded the Corporate Governance Unit at Hogan Lovells International LLP and is a frequent speaker and writer of articles on corporate governance issues.
Société Générale, Veolia Environnement, Altran PLC
Nathalie Rachou has been a non-executive director and member of the audit committee of Société Générale since 2008, and has recently been appointed chair of the Risk Committee. She is also a non-executive director and audit committee member of Veolia Environnement and of Altran.
Nathalie has a had a long and successful career in banking and financial services. Following a Masters in Management at HEC, Paris, she joined Banque Indosuez in 1978 where her roles included creating the Matif subsidiary, Carr Futures International, which she ran for five years; serving as Corporate Secretary of the bank; and Global Head of Forex and Options. In 1999, she set up Topiary Finance, an asset management company based in London, which she managed until 2014 when the company merged with Rouvier Associés, where she is currently a Senior Advisor.
She is also an Advisor in the United Kingdom for French Foreign Trade (since 2001), a trustee of the French Clinic, a UK charity, and has been honoured as a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite.
GWES Chair and Partner, Hogan Lovells
Emily Reid is a partner in the Financial Institutions Group, leading the Commercial and Retail Banking team. She is a member of Hogan Lovells’ Financial Institutions Sector core team and formerly co-chair of the Citizenship Panel and a member of the Hogan Lovells global board. Emily is recognized as a leading UK specialist in retail banking and consumer finance. She is ranked as a “star individual” by Chambers & Partners, which describes her as “”one of the go-to people in the industry” (Chambers UK 2015).
CEO Elect, Grant Thornton UK
Sacha was recently appointed as CEO Elect for Grant Thornton in the United Kingdom. She was appointed to the UK National Leadership Board for Grant Thornton as People and Culture Leader in January 2008 and as Head of London Advisory in January 2014.
Sacha has worked in the United Kingdom and globally with leadership teams to achieve superior business performance. This has included design and implementation of cultural change programs in the United Kingdom and globally and facilitation with boards to enable high performance in the boardroom, specifically around alignment and trust. Sacha has coached senior leaders in organizations and is a regular speaker at conferences on the area of transformational leadership.
She also led the London audit and tax practice from 2002 to 2007, during which time it quadrupled the size and profitability of the business unit. Sacha is chair of the Access Accountancy Group.
Carine Smith Ihenacho
Global Chief Compliance Officer, Statoil
Carine Smith Ihenacho is Statoil’s Global Chief Compliance Officer and head of Statoil’s ethics and compliance department. Her department facilitates conformance with compliance standards across Statoil’s business operations and across a range of policy areas, including the management of programs for anti-corruption, sanctions, competition, and trade controls. Carine is also the chair of Statoil’s steering committee for human rights, which provides advice and quality assurance on Statoil’s conformance with the UN Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights.
Prior to joining Statoil in 2010, Carine was the General Counsel of Aibel, an international oil and gas service provider. Carine has more than 20 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer, both in the financial and oil and gas industry and in law-firms.
Carine is a graduate of University of Oslo, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, and has a Masters of Law (LL.M.) from Harvard University. She has served as an independent non-executive director of several boards, including Schibstedt, Prosafe, and BW Offshore. She is also a board member of EITI.
General Counsel, Europe, H.J. Heinz Company
Victoria White is General Counsel, Europe at H.J. Heinz Company. She manages a team of lawyers across Europe and is responsible for legal support and the compliance function in Europe.
Previously, Victoria was Senior Legal Counsel at Starbucks Coffee Company, responsible for supporting the EMEA food service business. Victoria spent seven years as an associate lawyer at Addleshaw Goddard and trained at Denton Wilde Sapte.