I wish to pay tribute and express my gratitude to Ron, who over several years as a Director of NIBE has contributed greatly to our growth and development, as he steps down from our Board of Directors.

Ron is Professor of Organization and Business Ethics at Northumbria University, where he leads the Organisation and Ethics Subject Group and the ‘Responsible Business’ module on the University’s MBA.

He has, for NIBE, been responsible for running numerous events with Northumbria Business School and for ethics in education. These events have been both thought provoking and helpful in our professional development. Through his connections, for several events, he has leveraged into the region some key note, national and international speakers, to deliver leading edge papers on a diverse platform for ethics and responsible business behaviour.

Through his efforts we have made some excellent connections with people regionally as well as globally and this has greatly helped our growth and profile.

Ron has been a passionate advocate for NIBE and will continue to be so, supporting the organisation of events in future.

Thank you, Ron, we are all very grateful for your support and friendship.

Kevan Carrick, for and on behalf of the Directors, North East Initiative on Business Ethics