Company Secretaries Leading through integrity (M8/S1 - CoSec Cert)
ILA board member, with more than 20 years of experience in the finance and investment banking sector. She is board member of numerous companies with infrastructure investments. She obtained the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance and is a Certified Director of ILA since 2012. She is also Board member at, the Institute for Global Financial Integrity (TIGFI), and International School of Luxembourg. She is the Luxembourg Ambassador of the INSEAD Directors Network. She has broad experience of investment decision processes, valuations, definition and implementation of long term strategy, monitoring execution and performance of investment.
Thomas Seale is a Non-Executive Independent Director for the asset management, banking and insurance industries. Before that, Tom was CEO of European Fund Administration (EFA) from 1997 until 2017. EFA is a leading independent provider of administration services to third parties in Luxembourg serving 2359 portfolios worth 125.6 Billion EUR.
Tom was first approved by the CSSF (IML) as a Managing Director for Citibank back in 1994.
In 1997, he was approved to lead EFA. In 2001, he was invited to join the Comité de la Place Financière (Codeplafi) and served until 2013. He was a member of the Comité OPC from 2003 until 2016, and is currently a member of the CSSF GFI (Asset Management) Committee.
Tom has been an active member of the European and Luxembourg fund industries, having served on the Board of the Association for the Luxembourg Fund Industry since 2001. He was elected Chairman of ALFI in 2003 and served the maximum two terms until 2007, when he became Vice Chairman, serving four years. He is Chairman of LuxFLAG (Luxembourg Fund Labelling Agency) since 2012. Before EFA, Tom was Managing Director and Country Corporate Officer for Citibank Luxembourg.
Tom holds an MA in Economics and an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles. He received his BA in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and he spent a year studying abroad at St. Andrews University in Scotland.
Tom completed the INSEAD International Directors Program and is a certified independent director from the Luxembourg Directors Institute since June 2017. He co-teaches an ILA course entitled “Integrity in the Boardroom”.
FOSTER BACK Philippa
Philippa Foster Back CBE was appointed in 2001 as Director of the Institute of Business Ethics. She began her career at Citibank NA before joining Bowater in 1979, leaving in 1988 as Group Treasurer. She then worked at DG Gardner Group and Thorn EMI before joining the IBE. She speaks widely on business ethics issues, encouraging high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values. As Director she runs the IBE with the purpose of raising awareness and sharing of best practice of business ethics, in line with the IBE’s charitable aim. In 2008 she was a member of the Woolf Committee looking at business practices at BAE. She has a number of external appointments, including at the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment and is Chairwoman of the South Georgia Heritage Trust, amongst others. In 2006 she was awarded the OBE for services to the Ministry of Defence, and in January 2014 she was awarded the CBE for services to UK Antarctic Heritage.
Anthony Smith-Meyer is a specialist within Governance and Compliance matters relating to organisational behaviour. Anthony is regular faculty member of ILA courses, as well as for ecoDa in Brussels. He is an Adjunct Professor and lecturer of International Business and Management at the European Campus of Miami University of Ohio. He also conducts Master Class training for Compliance executives at the International Compliance Association in the UK, of which he is also a member of its International Advisory Board. Anthony is a board member at the Institute for Financial Integrity and Sustainability. He has previously founded and acted as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business Compliance, and is Founder Director of theGovernanceProject.org, a platform dedicated to knowledge sharing and creation in the governance, compliance and ethics space.
A member of the Group Executive Committee of Compliance and Control at BNP Paribas until January 2012, Anthony has been extensively involved with Compliance and Governance matters since 2003, when he organised and established the global compliance department for Fortis Bank, and assumed responsibility for their Group Compliance function in October 2008. Anthony’s career spans over three decades working for UK, N American, Scandinavian, Benelux and French institutions in a wide range of activities including relationship driven banking, as well as product area trading room activities, structured, asset and project finance. Amongst other, he chaired the European Securitization Forum during 2003/04.
Anthony holds the UK Institute of Directors Diploma in Corporate Direction, is an ILA Certified Director.
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To 15/05/2018 17:00