Philippa Foster Back

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"Since taking a degree in Geography at University College London, Philippa has 30 years of business experience. She began her career at Citibank NA before joining Bowater in their Corporate Treasury Department in 1979, leaving in 1988 as Group Treasurer. She was Group Finance Director at DG Gardner Group, a training organisation, prior to joining Thorn EMI in 1993 as Group Treasurer until 2000. In 2001 she was appointed Director of the Institute of Business Ethics." [1]

"Cambridge, UK, 04 August 2008 – RAND Europe today announced that Philippa Foster Back OBE has joined its Board of Trustees...Foster Back, who has more than 30 years of business experience, has been director of the Institute of Business Ethics since 2001. In connection with her work there, she served on the Woolf Committee during 2007-08 looking at ethical business practices in BAE Systems. In addition, she serves on the advisory board of the Centre for Corporate Reputation at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University, and is a visiting fellow of the university.

"In 2007 she was appointed to the board of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, now a Foundation Trust, where she chairs the audit committee. She is also chairman of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. In 2006 she was awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to the Ministry of Defence, where she was formerly on the Defence Management Board and chair of the Defence Audit Committee from 2002-2007.

"The appointment of Foster Back comes just five months after RAND Europe welcomed to the Board of Trustees three new members: former MP, The Right Honourable Michael Portillo; former chief executive of the NHS and Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health, Lord Crisp; and Frank Kelly, Master of Christ's College, University of Cambridge, and the Professor of the Mathematics of Systems."[1]


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  1. rand Philippa Foster Back Joins Board Of Trustees For RAND Europe, organizational web page, accessed October 9, 2013.
  2. Employee Ownership Association Vice-Presidents, organizational web page, accessed October 9, 2013.
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  4. FIRST Magazine Senior Advisors, organizational web page, accessed February 29, 2016.