IoD course leader
Mary Campbell is an international corporate finance strategist and governance specialist. She has advised and served on the boards of all sizes of business from start-ups to FTSE100 global entities in the UK, Europe and the US. Mary currently splits her time between the UK and New York. Mary is CEO of Blas Limited and her other directorships have included chairing the UNESCO Founding World City of Literature Trust and multiple Audit Committees in private companies (listed and unlisted) and the public sector. She has also been appointed to boards to represent the interests of employees and the wider community of stakeholders.
Professional credentials and training experience
Mary has been actively involved in the design and application of the UK Corporate Governance regime from the introduction of the Cadbury Code, serving on Financial Services Government Steering Groups and most recently engaging with the FCA on its updating of the Corporate Governance Code. She was awarded an OBE for her contribution to economic development in 2004.
Mary is a Chartered Accountant in demand for guest lecturing and panel participation at Universities in the UK and the USA, including Columbia, Princeton and CUNY. She is also a judge on multiple business award panels, including the UBS Runway Awards and the Business Insider Deal & Dealmakers Awards. Mary has advised or worked with international organisations such as, the European Central Bank, Guardian Media Group, Iberdrola, GE Healthcare, National Australia Bank, Shell, BP, Lloyds Banking Group, Weldex International, Alliance Trust PLC, Sabadel, Schering AG, Bank of America, Teledyne Technologies, and Goldman Sachs.