To defeat the cyber fraudsters we must all learn to share responsibility

Originally published at CityAM It is a sad fact that innovation and fraud go hand in hand. For as long as people have been inventing things, there have been others seeking to exploit these creations for criminal activity. With digital technology so deeply integrated into all aspects of our lives, cyber-crime is only increasing as… Continue Reading

We’re Ready for a Madam Secretary-General

Originally published at I am chairman of the Institute of Directors, Britain’s oldest organization for business leaders. One evening this June, we hosted a lecture by Julia Gillard, Australia’s first female prime minister, who spoke frankly about the gender-based hostility she endured during her career. In one stunning example, she recalled how Bill Heffernan, a Liberal senator,… Continue Reading

Lady Barbara Judge: Chair of the Institute of Directors on how mother’s dementia battle helped inspire her ‘executive alumni’ scheme

Lady Barbara Judge has quickly made herself comfortable at the Institute of Directors, changing the restaurant interiors at the venerable 112-year-old Pall Mall institution and getting the kitchen to bake the soft cookies she likes. Next up for the institute’s first female chair: displaying more paintings of women – loaned from the National Portrait Gallery… Continue Reading