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Title: Appointment of three new Caux Round Table Fellows: José Luis Fernández Fernández, David Grayson, John Knapp
Date: 12-Aug-2009
Category: Announcements
Description: The Caux Round Table is pleased to announce the appointment of three new fellows. They include Jose Luis Fernandez Fernandez, the Javier Benjumea Chair of Ethics for Business and Economics at Comillas Pontifical University; David Grayson, Professor of Corporate Responsibility and Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield University; and John Knapp, Mann Family Professor of Ethics and Leadership and Director of the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership at Samford University.

We’re very pleased to announce the appointment of three new Caux Round Table Fellows:

José Luis Fernández Fernández holds the Javier Benjumea Chair of Ethics for Business and Economics at Comillas Pontifical University. He is a Full Professor of the ICADE Business Faculty, and was Coordinator of Professional Ethics for the entire University from 1998 to 2008. Dr. Fernández also served as Vice-President for International Relations at Comillas University from 2000 to 2003.

From 1993 to June 2007, he was President of EBEN-Spain. As of May, 2000, he has been a member of the Board of the European Ethics Network.

Jose participates in the Commission for Corporate Social Responsibility of AECA, and is a member of the International Editorial Board of Directors of “Ethical Perspective.” He also works as a member of the Executive Board of Forética, a Spanish institution that certifies ethical and responsible management.

Professor Fernandez holds an MBA and PhD.



David Grayson is Professor of Corporate Responsibility and Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield University. Dr. Grayson was co-founder/director of Project North East, an innovative British NGO which has worked in 40 countries. He chairs Housing 21, one of the leading providers of sheltered and extra care housing and care for older people. He is a former joint Managing-Director of Business in the Community, and remains a part-time Director of Business in the Community, where he focuses on small businesses as founder chairman of the UK Small Business Consortium.
David was the first joint Managing-Director of the Prince's Youth Business Trust and the director of The Prince of Wales Award for Innovation. He sat on the board of the UK's Strategic Rail Authority throughout its operational life, where he championed disability access. He was the Chairman of the National Disability Council, established by Parliament to end discrimination against disabled Britons, and is now a Patron of the disability charity Scope, and an ambassador for the National Aids Trust. He is also a trustee of the Responsibility in Gambling Trust. He is a member of the Public Interest General Council of the Office of Public Management. He is a contributing editor to “The Corporate Citizenship Briefing” and a regular columnist for The Ethical Corporation.

His publications include: “Corporate Social Opportunity: Seven Steps to make Corporate Social Responsibility work for your business” (Greenleaf, 2004); “Everybody's Business - Managing Risks and Opportunities in to-day's global society” (Dorling Kindersley and The Financial Times, 2001) - both co-authored with Adrian Hodges. He has also contributed chapters to several other books including “The Accountable Corporation;” the Financial Times “Mastering Enterprise;” “The Financial Times Handbook of Management;” “The Directors' Manual;” and “What if?”

He holds masters degrees from the universities of Cambridge and Brussels (where he was a Wiener-Anspach Scholar), an MBA from Newcastle, and has an honorary doctorate of laws from London South Bank University. He was the first German Marshall Fund Employment Fellow. He has been a Visiting Fellow at several UK and American business schools.



John Knapp is the Mann Family Professor of Ethics and Leadership and the founding Director of the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership at Samford University. Before joining Samford, Dr. Knapp was Professor and Director of the Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Dr. Knapp is an adjunct Professor of Ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in the doctoral program, and earlier was Senior Scholar and Professor of Ethical Leadership at Kennesaw State University. He is a director of the Alabama Humanities Foundation, and a member of the editorial board of “Journal of Ethics in Leadership.”

His publications include: “For the Common Good: The Ethics of Leadership in the 21st Century,” a collection of essays by internationally recognized thinkers, and “Leaders on Ethics: Real-World Perspectives on Today’s Business Challenges.” He is co-editor of the forthcoming three-volume set, “The Business of Higher Education,” an examination of issues facing universities amidst growing pressures to strengthen accountability and efficiency. His newest book, “Worlds Apart: How the Church Fails Businesspeople (and What Can Be Done about It),” will be released this year.

Professor Knapp holds a PhD from the University of Wales, where he has been an Honorary Visiting Lecturer in the university’s postgraduate business program, an MA (with distinction) from Columbia Theological Seminary, and a BS from Georgia State University.



We look forward to working with Jose, David and John on important issues of mutual interest and concern.

Our full list of Caux Round Table Fellows can be viewed here.

 



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