The Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics (CEME) is delighted to announce the appointment of Anne Devlin, Richard Godden and Joanna Moriarty as new members of the Board. Their unique combination of skills and experience will prove invaluable in steering the strategic direction of the organisation.
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.
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.