Our Team

 

Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach

Chairman

Brian Griffiths

Lord Griffiths has a background in academia, politics and business. He taught at the London School of Economics, was Professor of Banking and International Finance at the City University and Dean of the City University Business School. He was a director of the Bank of England from 1983-85. He left the Bank of England early to serve at No. 10 Downing Street as Head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit from 1985 to 1990. As special advisor to Margaret Thatcher, he was responsible for domestic policy-making and was a chief architect of the government’s privatisation and deregulation programmes.

Since then, Lord Griffiths has been Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and an international advisor to Goldman Sachs concerned with issues relating to privatisation, private equity and governance. He was very involved in building up the Goldman Sachs franchise in China. He has served on numerous boards in the UK and the US and is currently a non-executive director of Times Newspaper Holdings Ltd.

Lord Griffiths was chairman of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lambeth Fund and is Chairman of Christian Responsibility in Public Affairs. He has written and lectured extensively on economic issues and the relationship of the Christian faith to economies and business and has published various books on monetary policy and Christian ethics.

 

Carl Ferenbach

Board Member

Carl FerenbachCarl is Chairman and Cofounder of High Meadows Foundation.  He is Chairman of the Board of Environmental Defense Fund, an international environmental advocacy NGO.  He is a Trustee of Princeton University and a Director of Princeton Investment Company.  He serves on the Princeton Environmental Institute Advisory Board. He is a Trustee of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.  He is a Director of Climate Central and North Bennet Street School.  He serves as a Member of the Council of The Wilderness Society.  Carl is Chairman of Cantillon & Mann LLC which publishes the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance.  He is a Director of Berenson & Company.

Carl cofounded Berkshire Partners and served as Managing Director from its founding until 2012.  He now serves as a Senior Advisor to the Firm.  Before Berkshire, Carl was a managing director of Merrill Lynch, responsible for that firm’s activities in mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyouts.  Carl has been a director of several of Berkshire’s railway, telecommunications and industrial companies, including Chairman roles on the Boards of English, Welsh and Scottish Railway, U.S. Can Corporation and Crown Castle International.  He was a member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors at Harvard Business School.  Carl also served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Carl holds an A.B from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

Mr Philip Wood

Board Member

Philip WoodPhilip Wood brings more than 30 years’ experience in business and finance. A Chartered Accountant, he was a partner with Price Waterhouse before joining Reuters where he stayed for 14 years in a number of senior management roles. Philip was on the board of a substantial West Coast USA public software company which was sold in 2014. He serves as a director of CfBT Education Trust and is a school governor in Sevenoaks. Philip is also a Trustee of Christian Responsibility in Public Affairs (CPRA).

 

 

 

 

Dato Dr Kim Tan

Board Member

Dr Kim TanChairman of SpringHill Management, a fund management company specialising in biotech and social venture capital investments. He was the founder chairman of the NCI Cancer Hospital (Malaysia). He is a partner and advisor to a number of social impact funds including Springhill Equity Partners (US), Novastar Ventures (Kenya), Inqo Investments (South Africa), Truestone Impact Investment (UK) and Garden Impact Investment (Spore).

He is the co-founder of the Transformational Business Network and is on the advisory boards of PovertyCure, Sustainia, Africa Health Fund, John Templeton Foundation and the Johnson & Johnson Citizenship Trust. He is a board member of the University of Surrey (UK), the APEC Life Science Innovation Forum and a former director of Saracens Rugby (UK). He is the inventor of sheep monoclonal antibodies and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK).

 

Revd Dr Richard Turnbull, PhD, CA.

Director

Richard brings to the Centre a wide range of experience in business, the church and public life. He holds a degree in Economics and Accounting and spent over eight years as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst and Young. He also served as the youngest ever member of the Press Council.

Richard also holds a first class honours degree in Theology and PhD in Theology from the University of Durham. He was ordained into the ministry of the Church of England in 1994. He has served on the General Synod and was a member of the Archbishops’ Council, the Chairman of the Synod’s Business Committee and chaired a number of church working parties including a review of the remuneration of the clergy.

Richard served in the pastoral ministry for over 10 years, was Principal of  Wycliffe Hall, a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford from 2005-2012 and has been the Director of the Centre from 2012. He has authored several books including an acclaimed biography of the social reformer, Lord Shaftesbury, is a member of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Oxford and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

 

Andrei Rogobete

Research Fellow

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Andrei joined CEME in July 2015 as a full-time Research Fellow. His main areas of research include, among others, ethical business growth models, sustainable governance and the dynamics of globalisation. His role also involves working on all stages of the research and publication process, as well as running the Centre’s digital and media communications strategy.

His background is in political consulting and media relations, having previously worked in Westminster for Media Intelligence Partners (MIP). During his time at MIP, Andrei worked on bespoke political campaigns for several high-profile politicians and members of the Cabinet.

Andrei is currently pursuing theological studies at the University of Oxford. He also holds an MSc. from University College London (UCL) in Business and a B.A. in Politics and International Relations from Royal Holloway, University of London. Andrei completed internships and joint projects with organisations such as the House of Lords, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, BT and YouGov.

Prior to moving to the UK, Andrei lived in South Africa and Romania.

 

Mons. Prof. Martin Schlag

Associate Fellow

martinSBorn in New York in 1964, Prof. Martin Schlag is an Austrian and American citizen. He obtained his degree in jurisprudence from the University of Vienna and holds doctorates both in law (1989) and in theology (1998). Lawyer and theologian, he was ordained a priest in 1996. Consequent upon his pastoral work in Vienna, in 2008 he became a professor of the Social Doctrine of the Church at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. In 2012, he was nominated consultor to the Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice.

Prof. Schlag is also the Director of the  Markets, Culture and Ethics Research Centre (MCE). The MCE is a research centre of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross involving the collaboration of the faculties of Theology and Philosophy with the aim of studying the ethical aspects (social and individual) of economic and social life, in light of reason and the Catholic faith

 

Professor Philip Booth

Associate Fellow

philip-boothProfessor Philip Booth is Editorial and Programme Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Cass Business School, City University. Philip has also been a Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and an Honorary Member of the Society of Actuaries of Poland. He holds a PhD in Finance from the City University.

Philip has written widely on pensions, social insurance and financial regulation and was formerly an advisor on financial stability issues at the Bank of England. He is author, co-author and editor of several books, including Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy; The Road to Economic Freedom (a compilation of work by a number of Nobel Prize Winners in economics); Verdict on the Crash; Christian Perspectives on the Financial Crash (as editor and/or co-author). He has also authored think tank publications and a number of other publications on policy issues. He is the Deputy Editor of the journal Economic Affairs. In the field of actuarial science and finance, he is co-author of Modern Actuarial Theory and Practice and Investment Mathematics and co-editor of Issues in Monetary Policy: the relationship between money and financial markets.

He was Vice-Chairman of the Public Sector Pensions Commission (established in 2009).

 

Dr Christopher M. Hays

Associate Fellow

Hays Profile 1Christopher is Professor of New Testament at the Fundación Universitaria Seminario Bíblico de Colombia, in the city of Medellín. Born in California, he took three degrees from Wheaton College in Illinois before undertaking a peripatetic course of doctoral study, during which he traversed the Universities of St Andrews, Oxford, and Bonn. He was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow on the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford from 2010-2013, after which he moved to South America to serve as a missionary-scholar in Colombia.

Christopher spends a good deal of his time investigating how Christians should use their money, a subject he calls “Christian wealth ethics”. His doctoral thesis, Luke’s Wealth Ethics: A Study in Their Coherence and Character (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010) examined wealth ethics in Luke and Acts, and the CEME has sponsored the production of a popular version of that book, entitled Renounce All Your Possessions? (New York: Paulist, 2016). His postdoctoral research investigated the teachings and practices of early Christians prior to the rise of Constantine. At present, his research focuses on mobilizing the Christian Church to respond to the crisis of forced internal displacement in Colombia.

Beyond collaborating with the Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics, Christopher is engaged in a wide range of interdisciplinary research. Owing to his fascination with the intersection of critical biblical scholarship and confessional Christianity, he has co-edited (with Christopher B. Ansberry) the book Evangelical Faith and the Challenge of Historical Criticism (SPCK, 2013). He contributed to the faith-science debate as part of a team of Oxford scholars working on a Biologos-funded project called “Configuring Adam and Eve”; the results of that collaboration are forthcoming in the volume Evolution and Theology: Implications for the Christian Doctrines of Original Sin, the Image of God, and the Problem of Evil, Stan Rosenberg, ed. (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016). He also led an ecumenical and interdisciplinary colloquium on eschatology, the results of are being published in the volume When the Son of Man Didn’t Come: A Constructive Proposal on the Delay of the Parousia (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2016).

 

Tim Weinhold

Associate Fellow

TimTim Weinhold is the Director of Faith and Business for Eventide Funds, an award-winning, values-based family of mutual funds in Boston, MA. He has served in a faith-and-business/investing-thought-leadership capacity with Eventide since its founding. Tim is also an adjunct faculty member of the School of Business, Government, and Economics at Seattle Pacific University and serves on the school’s Executive Advisory Board. Until recently, he also served on the Executive Committee of the school’s Center for Integrity in Business.

Tim has had an extensive and varied career in business. He co-founded four entrepreneurial ventures, including a VC-funded computer graphics company for which he developed the original product idea. For several years he provided real estate consulting to major corporations, including John Hancock, General Electric, Gillette, and Reebok.

Tim writes extensively, and speaks periodically, about the importance of a ‘Love your neighbor’ understanding of business purpose and practice. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard University.

 

Revd Dr Andy Hartropp

Associate Fellow

Revd Dr Andy Hartropp is an economist, theologian and church minister.  He has two PhDs, one in Economics and one in Christian Ethics.  He lectured in financial economics for 5 years at Brunel University, west London.  He also worked for a year with the Jubilee Centre in Cambridge, primarily leading a team doing research on families in debt.  He trained at Oak Hill College, London, for ordained ministry in the Church of England.  His (second) PhD was published as: What is Economic Justice?  Biblical and secular perspectives contrasted (Carlisle: Paternoster, 2007).  He has spent 13 years in parish ministry.  He worked for eight years with the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, where he was the Sundo Kim Research Tutor in Mission and Economics.  In March 2016 he joined Waverley Abbey College as Director of Higher Education.  He chairs the Ethics and Social Theology Group of the Tyndale Fellowship.  He is married to Claire, and they live in Bicester, near Oxford.