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.
Anne Devlin worked for 22 years at BP Oil International, 10 of which as Crude Book Leader in Oil Trading in London. She has significant experience of energy markets including trading strategies and international contract negotiations. She retired from trading in December 2018. She joined the board of Terra Solar, a solar development business operating in Ireland, as a non-executive director in February 2019. She is particularly involved in strategic development.
She is the treasurer and a Trustee of Christian Responsibility in Public Affairs (CPRA).
Anne holds a Masters in Management from ESCP Europe.
Carl 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.
Richard is a corporate lawyer and has been a Partner in Linklaters for over 30 years, during which time he has advised on a wide range of transactions and issues in various parts of the world. These include many involving industrial reorganisations and transformations and corporate responses to serious operational problems, fraud and other crises. He has held senior roles within the Linklaters’ management including being Global Head of Client Sectors from 2003 to 2010 and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. In recent years, he has also led a number of Linklaters’ governance and other projects including, currently, its project relating to the Rule of Law.
Richard was secretary to the UK Takeover Panel between 1988 and 1990 and is now a member of the Panel Code Committee, which is responsible for the promulgation and amendment of the UK’s securities rules relating to public takeovers. He is also a member of the Global Goals Leadership Team of Business in the Community (a Prince’s Charity) and from time to time works with Tomorrow’s Company in connection with its consideration of the response of corporates to current societal issues.
He now devotes a significant part of his time to working with various Christian organisations. He is Chairman of Scripture Union and a director (and Chair of Finance) of London City Mission. He also works with Evangelical Alliance in connection with its “Speak Up” project, which aims to ensure that Christians are aware of the freedom of speech that we enjoy in the UK and use it wisely.
Joanna worked for many years in senior leadership at SPCK. She was responsible for the Publishing division, with strong lists in theology, biblical studies and spirituality across the full range of the Christian tradition. She is now a Director in the Charities and Social Enterprise practice at Green Park Executive Search, and leads the Faith practice, recruiting senior executives and trustees.
Philip 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).
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 joined CEME in 2015 and is the author of several publications, including Ethics in Global Business, The Challenges of Migration, and The UK Savings Crisis. His main area of research addresses the moral foundation and impact of AI within the field of business. He applies a distinctive theological perspective rooted in Judaeo-Christian teaching. He also writes regularly on the wider socioeconomic challenges facing Britain and beyond.
Andrei’s background is in political consulting and media relations, having previously worked in Westminster on bespoke political campaigns for several high-profile politicians and members of the Cabinet.
Andrei holds a CTS in Theology from Oxford University, an MSc. in Business Administration from University College London (UCL), and a B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science and International Relations from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Prior to moving to the UK, Andrei lived in Romania and South Africa as part of a diplomatic family.
John joined the Centre in 2021 after finishing his Ph.D. in Economics at George Mason University. He spent the 2020-21 academic year as a Final Year Fellow at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University.
His role involves research on family business as part of the Centre’s Ethics and Theology project and contributions to the wider work of the Centre. As part of this, he will complete research on the role of the great estates in the private provision of land planning and other work on the role of markets in housing and environmental issues. John’s past research has focused mainly on the history of economics and housing.
A native of California, John looks forward to travelling around the U.K. and Europe.
Neil Jordan brings to CEME seventeen years’ experience of academic publishing, having previously served as a senior commissioning editor for Ashgate and Routledge where he specialised in research level publications in the social sciences. His primary focus was on sociology and social theory. Neil has also been employed as a teacher of philosophy and religious studies. He holds bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in philosophy, both from the University of Southampton, and has published on the subject of ethics.
Born 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 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).
Trey Dimsdale holds degrees in law, theology, and ethics and has worked as an attorney, educator, non-profit administrator, and pastor. He is the co-editor of Work in Christian Perspective (SCM, 2018), and the author of several articles, essays, and editorials on a wide range of topics. He has spoken around the world on issues as diverse as housing policy, philosophy of law, and religious freedom.
He worked briefly as a judicial clerk, is an active member of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy, an elected member of the Philadelphia Society, a research fellow for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a member of the State Bar of Texas. He currently works for the First Liberty Institute, one of the the largest public interest law firms in the United States.
Christopher 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 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 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.