• 19 May 2022
  • In-person
  • Networking

IoD Scotland - ESG - The Big Three for the Boardrooms – Considerations for Directors

Environment, Social and Governance – is it more than blah blah blah? What does it mean for those charged with governance- and what does it look like in behaviours and decision making?

Sponsored by Rathbones

Join us in person and hear from guest panellists Fran van Dijk, CEO of One Stone and Jimmy Paul, Director of Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland on how directors can evaluate ways that their business strategy, sustainability values and communications align. What does a wellbeing economy mean? What are the benefits to your organisation and the wider community and how have other leaders met that challenge head on? With experiences of local business presenting also their own challenges and success stories, the session will be a great opportunity for members and guests to connect, develop and take away fresh insights for their own organisations.

Lunch, refreshments and networking opportunities will be provided.   Members are welcome to bring a guest (£10.00 + vat per non member).   We hope that you will be able to join us in Aberdeen on the 19th May and connect with fellow members and your IoD Scotland team in person.  


Fran van Dijk

Fran van Dijk, CEO, One Stone Advisors Ltd

One Stone Advisors Ltd is a global strategy and communications team which helps companies become more effective sustainability leaders. One Stone is a founding B Corp and a Best for the World honouree.

Fran advises on managing opportunity and risk to build long-term value, working with corporates to ensure that their business strategy, sustainability values and communications align. Fran’s forte is helping emerging sustainability leaders focus on the things that matter most, especially when it comes to sustainability opportunities and risks. At C-suite and senior level, she asks the right questions, guides priority-setting and helps turn ambition to reality. Clients include Aggreko, Carlsberg Group, Coutts, Danish Crown, Edrington, Electrolux, Ericsson, Tetra Pak, TUI Travel and SSE.

Fran holds Masters degrees from the University of Cambridge and the European Association for Environmental Management Education. She is co-author of Creating a Culture of Integrity: Business Ethics for the 21st Century. Fran is Deputy Chair of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, chairs the Macaulay Development Trust and served on the advisory committee of Montanaro Asset Management’s Better World Fund.

Francesca Bell

Francesca is the Senior Investor Relations Advisor at Offshore Energies UK and has responsibility for OEUK’s investor relations and environmental, social, and governance (E,S&G) workstreams, supporting members navigating investment in energy in a finance transition. Francesca also coordinates fiscal policy work within OEUK, including engaging in both fiscal and wider energy policy progression. She leads OEUK’s E,S&G forum and is a member of a number of external UK and international committees including the NSTA’s ESG Taskforce, the UK Emissions Trading Group, and the International Oil and Gas Producer’s Financing the Transition Committee. She is the industry chair of the BEIS Early Careers Professional Forum for CCUS and represents OEUK on BEIS’s Hydrogen Expert Group.

She joined OEUK in 2020 from EY’s audit practice, which gave her experience in both the upstream and midstream sectors. Francesca holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology and Petroleum Geology from the University of Aberdeen.

Jimmy Paul

Jimmy Paul, Director, Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland (also known as WEALL Scotland)

Jimmy is the Director at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland (also known as WEAll Scotland) which is building a Wellbeing Economy; one which is in service of people and planet, and not designed to deliver GDP growth at all costs.

WEAll partners with organisations across Scotland through the flagship ‘Allies’ programme to deliver meaningful, sustained change in line with the five ‘WEAll needs’ of fairness, dignity, participation, connection and nature.

Jimmy has worked leadership roles across health & social care for over ten years. He was latterly a Consultant at the Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children in Scotland (CELCIS) and was a co-chair at the world-leading Independent Care Review.

He is an executive coach, a fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts and has represented Scotland internationally through leadership initiatives at the World Economic Forum and the British Council. He is particularly passionate about participation and the creative, meaningful involvement of communities which would benefit most from change.

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson is the Health, Safety, Environment Director, including aviation, for Offshore Energies UK and supports HSE arrangements for the UK continental shelf offshore assets.

The first part of Mark’s career was in the British Army as a Mechanical Engineer. Upon leaving the military Mark moved into the energy industry in predominantly operational HSE roles with ConocoPhillips and EnQuest where he worked both on and offshore.

Mark’s current role also includes OEUK Resilience Support Group lead focussing on both COVID-19 and security of supply aspects in relation to the Ukraine crisis.

Mark holds an MBA and is a Chartered Engineer.



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