Executive Vice President and Group Publisher at the Ethisphere Institute with responsibility for the long-term strategy and revenue production across Ethisphere’s full suite of events, research and media business in North America, EMEA and Asia.
The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. We have a deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. The World’s Most Ethical Companies is a distinction that honors superior achievements in transparency, integrity, ethics and compliance. The Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) is an international community of industry professionals committed to influencing business leaders and advancing business ethics as an essential element of company performance.
As Vice President and Publisher, I was responsible for supporting the overall strategic goals of the New York Stock Exchange’s Governance Services division, as a thought leader, primary client contact and the chief revenue driver for all commercial operations of NYSE Governance Services, Corporate Board Solutions.
I was instrumental in producing new conferences, content and research initiatives through my leadership, network and development of key business relationships, growing the market leadership position for the company in the governance, investor relations and board education market. I successfully conceived and launched the ‘NYSE Governance, Risk and Compliance Leadership Awards’ in 2014, recognizing outstanding companies and individuals who demonstrated noteworthy efforts in the areas of governance, risk, and compliance. I was also a regular speaker for NYSE summits, peer exchanges and director forums.
Appointed as a Business Advocate for Wales in 2014, I am tasked to further Foreign Direct Investment, Welsh culture, and heritage by The Right Honourable Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales. Helping support the Welsh office representatives in North America promote Wales as a premium place to invest.
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.
Wales has its own devolved government and a vision for growth and sustainable living. Economically competitive and with strong links to the rest of the UK.The economic infrastructure of Wales is sound and the workforce is well qualified and skilled in a variety of areas, from traditional manufacturing to life sciences. The level of support available to businesses in Wales is significant and the costs are highly competitive.
“At a time when key stakeholder groups – customers, employees, investors, legislators, etc. – are increasingly making decisions based on corporate governance and ethics criteria, Ty Francis has emerged as a visionary thought leader who transcends industries,” - Paul J. Gennaro, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Voya Financial.
“Today's competitive global marketplace makes achieving the right kind of company culture a mission critical effort. Proper governance practices and board involvement and oversight in ethics and compliance are central to that process. Ty is both a cutting edge expert thinker in this space and an accomplished innovator when it comes to bringing together board members and helping them share and develop strategies for enhancing their company's behavior and performance.” - F. Daniel Siciliano, Professor & Faculty Director, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, and Associate Dean for Executive Education and Special Programs, Stanford Law School.
"As companies look to make a difference around the global ecosystem, Ty’s passion and unique ability to bring together multidisciplinary leaders across the globe in productive forums will be an asset for companies, thought leaders, and experts.” - Tim Erblich, Chief Executive Officer for Ethisphere.
Stanford Law School and the Rock Center for Corporate Governance’s Directors’ College, is the nation’s premier executive education program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded firms.
The program brings together leading CEOs, directors, regulators, jurists, and scholars for a rigorous and balanced examination of a broad range of problems that confront modern boards, including the board’s role in setting business strategy, CEO succession, techniques for controlling legal liability, challenges posed by activist investors, boardroom dynamics, and contemporary issues including the state of the macroeconomy, emerging cybersecurity threats, privacy, and disruption.
The Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP)® is an industry recognized certification for compliance professionals with knowledge of relevant regulations and expertise in compliance processes sufficient to assist organizations with their legal obligations, promoting organizational integrity through the operation of effective compliance programs. Being certified in this dynamic, growing profession demonstrates expertise in helping mitigate compliance-related risks.
Disciplines include, Anti-Money Laundering, Audits & Monitoring, Bank Fraud, Code of Conduct, Conflicts of Interest, EU Privacy and Data Protection, Gifts and Entertainment, Global Anti-Bribery Laws/Anti-Corruption, Global Fair Competition/Antitrust, Harassment and Discrimination/EEOC, Insider Trading, Privacy/Data Privacy, Retaliation, Supply Chain and Third Party Risks.
The program provides a mixture of overviews of the current and future state of the industry and in-depth explorations of specific topics in editorial content, design, marketing, circulation, advertising, finance, and management.
The carefully-selected industry experts and distinguished faculty from the Yale School of Management present real-world business models and case studies from both large and small publishers.
Multiple two-day workshops for credit risk, origination, fixed income and insurance professionals. A systematic approach to assess the credit risks in US Property casualty and life insurance companies, using both statutory and GAAP accounting.
Underwriting risk - P & C - quality, diversity and growth of the underwriting portfolio, loss and combined ratios; Reserve adequacy - adverse development, survival ratios; Re-insurance: utilization policy, credit and recovery risk; Investment risk - quality and liquidity of the investment portfolio; asset and liability matching.
Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business by Solent University in England for outstanding contributions in the field of corporate governance, diversity and international trade.
During my time at Southampton Solent I was elected to a Paid sabbatical role as President and Chief Executive of the Students Union. Re-elected, serving for two terms seeking to improve the student experience for over 12,000 full and part-time students. With 40 full and part-time time staff and 10 elected officer direct reports. I was responsible for the overall control and running of over 30 sports clubs, 3 bars and maintaining a fluid relationship with university management. Other roles included - Non-Executive Board member, Southampton Institute Academic Board, Non-Executive Board member, Southampton Institute Quality Standards Committee, Board Member, Southampton Institute Board of Governors.