Dr Ian Peters MBE


Ian Peters has been Director of the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) since May 2020. In addition to leading the IBE’s team of researchers and advisers Ian works with company boards and senior leadership to support them in promoting ethical culture.

Ian serves on a number of external bodies including: the Financial Reporting Council Stakeholder Insight Group, the Public Relations and Communications Association Ethics Council, the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment Integrity Committee and the University College London Centre for Ethics and Law Advisory Panel.  He also chaired the Chartered Governance Institute’s Board Performance Review Working Group and is a member of the CBI’s Culture Advisory Committee.

Previous appointments include Chair of the Independent Monitoring Panel of the UK Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board, member of the UK Regulatory Policy Committee and its predecessor, the Better Regulation Task Force, and member of the Court of the University of Lancaster.

His previous executive roles include Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (UK and Ireland,) Director of External Affairs at the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF), Deputy Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, Head of SME Policy at the Confederation of British Industry, and a period in public relations for PR agency Burson-Marsteller.

He holds a PhD from Southampton University on the role of small businesses in economic growth and a BA in Geography from the University of Lancaster.

In 2015 Ian was awarded an MBE for services to regulatory reform in the UK.

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