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Chair - Susan Liautaud is Founder of an international ethics consultancy working with organisations and leaders in business, government, academia and the non-profit sector. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (until July 2015) and Lecturer in Public Policy and in Law at Stanford (launching an innovative pair of courses called Ethics on the Edge). Previously she served as Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs at Stanford Law School and as an international corporate and securities lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Paris.

Susan has a long history of non-profit board service, including most recently as Co-Chair of the US National Board of Advisors of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres since 2010, Vice Chair of the American Hospital of Paris Board of Governors, member of the French Ambassador to the UK’s Economic Trade Advisory Council, and trustee of Care International UK.

Susan is a grateful alumna of the LSE (PhD in Social Policy focusing on governance), as well as of Stanford University, Columbia University Law School and University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. Susan is Vice-Chair of LSE Court and Council.



Gauri Kasbekar-Shah read Law at the LSE and then went on to complete her LLM at the School as well. She started her career at Clifford Chance LLP, a leading global law firm, qualifying into the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Group, and had the opportunity to work on cross-border transactions with a key focus on energy; this included a secondment to Brazil.



Dr Wendi Momen was a member of the Ethics Code Consultation Group, which facilitated the School-wide consultation from which the School’s first Ethics Code was drafted and approved by Council in June 2012. She also serves on the School’s Health and Safety Committee.



Professor Janet Hunter is an academic member of the LSE Council, as well as serving on the School’s Audit Committee. She was a member of the Ethics Code Consultation Group, which facilitated the School-wide consultation from which the School’s first Ethics Code was drafted and approved by Council in June 2012, and recently chaired an Academic Board working group convened to consider best practice in terms of research centre governance and management.

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Danny is the Associate Editor, a Columnist and Leader Writer for The Times. As well as his weekly political column in the comment section and his Saturday Notebook, he writes the “Fink Tank” for the Saturday paper, a statistical column on football.  Between 1997 and 2001, he was chief policy adviser to the Leader of the Opposition Rt. Hon. William Hague MP and Secretary to the Shadow Cabinet.  In 2001, he was Conservative parliamentary candidate in Harrow West.  Between 1995 and 1997, he was Director of the Conservative Research Department in which capacity he advised Prime Minister John Major and attended meetings of the Cabinet when it sat in political session.  Danny was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science by the City University and joined the House of Lords in the autumn of 2013.



Dr Omar McDoom is Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics in the Government Department.  His areas of expertise are African Politics and Political and Ethnic Violence.  Prior to joining the LSE in 2009, Dr. McDoom held research fellowships at Harvard and Oxford universities and had worked as a Policy Officer for the World Bank, a Legal Officer for the Government of Guyana, and on electoral missions for the OSCE and UN. He is an Attorney (non-practicing) admitted in New York.




Dr Margot E Salomon is Associate Professor in the Law Department and the Centre for the Study of Human Rights where she directs the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy. She specialises in international human rights law and its application to world poverty, development, and issues of global economic justice and has published and consulted widely on those topics. Dr Salomon is a member of the Centre’s Management Committee and is Vice Chair of the Association of Human Rights Institutes.




As General Secretary of the LSE Students’ Union, Nona Buckley-Irvine is the primary representative of the LSE students to the School, the media and the outside world.



Dr Katherine Rake is a former student and lecturer at the LSE. She has extensive experience of UK policy making, research and governance of the charitable sector. Dr Rake is the Founding Director of totalpolicy.  Previous roles have included Chief Executive of Healthwatch England, Chief Executive of the Family and Parenting Institute and the Fawcett Society and working with the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit, HM Treasury and other Government departments.




Vice-Chair - Matthew Engelke is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology, specialising in the study of religion, secularism and culture. He has conducted major fieldwork projects in Zimbabwe and in Britain. He is a member of Council and Court at LSE, and is also the Vice-Chair of Governors of a primary school in southwest London. 

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Ali Nikpay is currently a partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, he served in a number of senior positions at the Office of Fair Trading, including as Senior Director for criminal enforcement, Senior Director for Merger Decisions and Senior Director for Policy. He was also a member of the authority's highest decision-making organ, its Executive Committee. Before the OFT, he served as a policy and legal advisor at the European Commission.

Ali has taught at the University of Oxford and was a Visiting Fellow at the LSE. He serves on the editorial boards of the following journals: "European Competition Law", "World Competition", "Antitrust Enforcement Review" and "Competition Law International".