Ty Francis MBE

About Me

Global Business Advocate

Appointed as a Business Advocate to the USA by The Right Honorable Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales in 2014. An advisory role, I work to promote US-Wales foreign direct investment in coordination with the Welsh Government’s offices at the British Embassy in Washington DC, as well as the British Consulates General in Atlanta, Chicago, New York and San Francisco, and to further consult with overseas companies to bring their high-quality investment to Wales.   


Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, appointed me as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE), in the 2017 Birthday Honours List. This honour was in recognition of services to promoting business in Wales. 

Thought Leader

Regular guest host for "Inside America's Boardrooms" at the NASDAQ Marketsite,  the premier informational webshow for boards of directors of public companies,  tackling board and governance challenges and to improve their effectiveness and efforts to grow their corporations, enhance bottom line performance, and build positive shareholder relations. http://www.boardroomresources.com/episode/

Ethics, Culture and Compliance

Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP). Chief Global Business Development Officer at The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) – the leading international non-profit organisation working in the field of safety, security and integrity, and the Save the Dream Foundation, a global nonprofit, implementing and promoting activities to empower youth through safe access to sport and to its educational and social values. 


Former Executive Vice President at the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. 

Inside America's Boardrooms

Ty Francis, CCEP, Executive Vice President at Ethisphere Institute, once again serves as guest host of “Inside America’s Boardrooms” so that TK Kerstetter can discuss… Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles: What Happens Now? 

Inside America's Boardrooms

The Rise of New Board Committees & the Role of Committee Chairs In this episode, Ty Francis and TK Kerstetter discuss the rise of unconventional board committees and the implications for today’s committee chairs. The two cover: 

• What underpins the rise of these unconventional board committees?

• What new committees are being formed? 

• How are the qualifications changing for today’s committee chairs? 

• What advice would you offer today’s boards considering the formation of new committees? 

Inside America's Boardrooms

With a final honorary nod to 2016, Host TK Kerstetter takes a reflective look back at the episodes of the previous year. Ty Francis once again returns as guest host, as Kerstetter moves back into the hot seat. The two look back on some of the most informative guests who visited Inside America’s Boardrooms in 2016. Who was the most entertaining? The most passionate? 

Inside America's Boardrooms

Ty Francis (Executive Vice President, Ethisphere Institute) joins TK Kerstetter as guest host of “Inside America’s Boardrooms” in a special show to discuss… Three Areas Where Boards Can Improve Performance. 

Inside America's Boardrooms

Ty Francis (Executive Vice President, Ethisphere Institute) joins TK Kerstetter as guest host of “Inside America’s Boardrooms” in a special show to discuss… Three Areas Where Boards Can Improve Performance. 

Global ethics Summit 2016

Ty Francis, EVP at Ethisphere and General Counsels at Danone, Porsche and ACC Discuss Diversity and Inclusion at the 2016 Global Ethics Summit in New York City.

NYSE Closing Bell

First Minister of Wales rings the NYSE Closing Bell with Danny Lopez, Consular General for New York and Ty Francis, VP New York Stock Exchange.