THE UK 2018 REPUTATION VALUE SUMMIT : Navigating Reputation Value – Risks and Opportunities

THE UK 2018 REPUTATION VALUE SUMMIT : Navigating Reputation Value – Risks and Opportunities


When: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Time: 3 pm for 3.30 pm start; reception from 6 pm
Venue: CBI Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street, LONDON EC4N 6HN

When, as the chairman of the world’s largest fund manager, BlackRock, said just weeks ago that ‘companies need to do more than just make profits — they need to contribute to society’, it’s confirmation that a sea-change is occurring.  CEOs are seeking answers to what it means for how they operate, innovate, invest and measure progress. Executives charged with spearheading and communicating corporate purpose, behaviour and change are facing unprecedented challenges as to how they support the valuable assets that are their companies’ reputations.

We are pleased to invite you to join our discussion at the 2018 Reputation Value Summit where we will announce the results of the 2018 UK Reputation Dividend study. In addition to explore how changes in investor interests such as BlackRock are creating new demands on operational and messaging strategies, you will hear how some leading organisations in the UK and USA are addressing the tasks ahead…with as little reference to Brexit as is possible.

As the leader of your function, we very much hope you and/or key members of your team will join us for this topical and interactive exchange.

Kindly RSVP by return to me directly to reserve your place.  Further details will be sent on confirmation. 


Stefan Stern. Career in journalism has included stints at Euromoney, the BBC, Management Today magazine, and the Financial Times, where he was the management columnist between 2006 and 2010. In October 2010 Stefan was appointed Visiting Professor in management practice at the Cass Business School, London. He continues to write for the FT and the Guardian among other titles. He is the author, with Prof Cary Cooper, of “Myths of Management – what people get wrong about being the boss” (Kogan Page, October 2017)


Charles Naylor. Has almost 30 years of experience of designing and leading corporate affairs strategies for firms in a variety of sectors. He has been Global Head of Communications at Centrica, Credit Suisse and HSBC and before that had senior communications and marketing roles at Hess Corporation and Shell. Charles’ expertise encompasses all facets of communications from media relations, digital and social media, internal communications and public affairs, to brand and crisis communications.



Simon Cole. Trained as a mathematician and economist Simon spent nearly 30 years in brand, advertising and communications consultancy. In the course of that he has worked for many of the world’s leading brand owners here in the UK and in the Americas. His specialism in corporate brand planning and analytics led him to develop Reputation Dividend in 2007 to better serve the increasing needs for greater objectivity in reputation management and connectivity with wider brand management.



Matt Bell. Joined Berkeley Group in April 2011. His role is to advise the executive board on corporate reputation, housing policy, and social impact. He has led Berkeley’s pioneering work to increase and to measure people’s happiness in the places they build. Matt spent seven years as the director of policy and campaigns at CABE, where he worked across Government to improve the quality of housing, schools, and public space. Matt has been the Chairman of an international NGO, Hope and Homes for Children, which gets young people out of state institutions across Eastern Europe and Africa; the Communications Director of VSO; and worked on community development programmes in Bolivia and Thailand. He is currently a board member of Leap, a charity supporting young people to deal with conflict and violence across the UK; and a member of the London Festival of Architecture advisory group.


Karen Tripp , Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Enviva Holdings
Karen Tripp is vice president, Communications and Public Affairs for Enviva Holdings. She oversees corporate reputation and brand management, community investments, public affairs and policy, media engagement, and employee and digital communications. Tripp has more than 20 years experience in communications, government affairs and marketing.

Before joining Enviva in 2017, Tripp led the communications and public affairs activities at Phillips 66. Prior to that she headed the corporate communications and marketing functions at the Hartford Financial Services Group. She spent six years at General Electric as senior executive/general manager of Global Communications in the Infrastructure businesses of Energy, Aviation, Rail, Oil and Gas and Water.

She currently chairs the board of the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and is a member of The Wisemen, IPR, and the Arthur Page Society.

Tripp has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota. She is a certified in Six Sigma, a Lean Manufacturing Champion and a licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor.


Matt Peacock. Is a Director with the global oil and gas exploration and production company BG Group and has held communications director roles with the UK communications regulator Ofcom, mobile network operator 3 and the global internet service provider, AOL. A former BBC News correspondent and has reported on assignments across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States.