Roger Steare – Keynote Speaker

The Corporate Philosopher, Advisor on Culture and Ethics to the UK’s Financial Reporting Council

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Specialist Subjects

  • Artificial Intelligence and Ethics
  • Corporate Culture
  • Systems Thinking
  • Values-Based Leadership
  • Critical Thinking
  • Business Ethics
  • Performance Management


  • English


Professor Roger Steare is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts advising the Boards and executive teams on building high performing, ethical organizations. His work with BP after the Gulf of Mexico disaster has been crucial to the company’s recovery plan, with Roger’s decision-making framework and leadership training endorsed within the US Department of Justice Consent Agreement of 2016. He has advised Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Bank and RBS after the credit crisis, PPI mis-selling and Libor manipulation scandals, with his work publicly endorsed by the Financial Conduct Authority. His most recent assignments have included Senior Advisor, People & Culture at Nationwide Building Society; and work on ethics with Clifford Chance and other professional service firms around the world.

Prof. Steare has worked with clients to achieve these results by basing his guidance on the evidence of best practice across all sectors from around the world. He has conducted extensive empirical research on both personal and professional integrity, with his MoralDNA® Profile cited in papers published by the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Insurance Institute, EY, the FCA and PWC.

Prof. Steare is now working with an IBM-Watson award-winning AI software house in developing an ethical AI system for talent management and corporate integrity ratings.

His work has been profiled in The Times, the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Les Echos and The Guardian. His book ethicability has sold over 25,000 print copies and has been licensed as an e-book to over 600,000 employees across the firms he advises. He also teaches and writes for Thinkers50, “the world’s most reliable resource for identifying, ranking, and sharing the leading management ideas of our age.”

Professor Roger Steare is Visiting Professor in the Practice of Organizational Ethics and Corporate Philosopher in Residence at Cass Business School. He also teaches at Duke Corporate Education, Headspring Executive Development (Financial Times), London Business School and on the Thinkers50 Executive MBA.

In 2021 he was appointed as an Advisor on Culture and Ethics to the UK’s Financial Reporting Council. Under this role Prof.

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