Guest Faculty

The individuals listed herein have participated as guest presenters at ELO events, whether an “ELO Forum” or the “Entrepreneurial Leaders Programme” offered in collaboration with Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford.  We list them by way of thanks for their contribution and as a way to demonstrate the high-level of quality of ELO presenters.


 

Richard Blackaby is the president of Blackaby Ministries Internationaland lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Richard travels internationally speaking on spiritual leadership in the home, church, and marketplace as well as on spiritual awakening, experiencing God, and the Christian life. Richard regularly ministers to Christian CEOs, church, and family leaders. 

Richard served as a senior pastor at Friendship Baptist Church in Winnipeg, and then as the president of the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, Alberta Canada for 13 years. He continues to serve as the seminary’s Chancellor.

Richard has written or co-authored thirty-five books, including: The Seasons of God: How the Shifting Patterns of Your Life Reveal His Purposes for YouThe Inspired Leader: 101 Biblical Reflections for Becoming a Person of InfluenceUnlimiting God: Increasing Your Capacity to Experience the DivinePutting a Face on Grace: Living a Life Worth Passing OnExperiencing God at HomeRebellious Parenting, Living Out of the Overflow: Serving Out of Your Intimacy with God, Spiritual Leadership Coaching: Connecting People with God’s Heart and Purposes, and Developing a Powerful Praying Church.

He has also co-authored many books with his father, Henry, including: Experiencing God: Revised EditionSpiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s AgendaExperiencing God: Day by DayHearing God’s VoiceCalled to Be God’s Leader: Lessons from the Life of JoshuaBeing Still With God: A 365 Daily DevotionalFresh Encounter: God’s Pattern for Spiritual AwakeningGod in the Marketplace: 45 Questions Fortune 500 Executives Ask about Faith, Life, and Business and Flickering Lamps: Christ and His Church.

Richard grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He has been married to Lisa for 35 years and has three kids.  Richard earned a B.A. in history from the University of Saskatchewan. He has an M.Div and Ph.D. in church history from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and an honorary doctorate from Dallas Baptist University.

 

Jerry Bowyer* is a Forbes contributor, contributing editor of AffluentInvestor.com, and Senior Fellow in Business Economics at The Center for Cultural Leadership. Jerry has compiled an impressive record as a leading thinker in finance and economics. He worked as an auditor and a tax consultant with Arthur Anderson, as Vice President of the Beechwood Company which is the family office associated with Federated Investors, and has consulted in various privatization efforts for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He founded the influential economic think tank, the Allegheny Institute, and has lectured extensively at universities, businesses and civic groups. Jerry has been a member of three investment committees, among which is Benchmark Financial, Pittsburgh’s largest financial services firm. Jerry had been a regular commentator on Fox Business News and Fox News. He was formerly a CNBC Contributor, has guest-hosted “The Kudlow Report”, and has written for CNBC.com, National Review Online, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as many other publications. He is the author of The Bush Boom and more recently The Free Market Capitalist’s Survival Guide, published by HarperCollins. 

Jerry is the President of Bowyer Research. Jerry consulted extensively with the Bush White House on matters pertaining to economic matters. He has been quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street JournalForbes MagazineThe International Herald Tribune and various local newspapers. He has been a contributing editor of National Review Online, The New York Sun and Townhall Magazine. Jerry has hosted daily radio and TV programs and was one of the founding members of WQED’s On-Q Friday Roundtable. He has guest-hosted the Bill Bennett radio program as well as radio programs in Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. Jerry is the former host of WorldView, a nationally syndicated Sunday-morning political talk show created on the model of Meet The Press. On WorldView, Jerry interviewed distinguished guests including the Vice President, Treasury Secretary, HUD Secretary, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Presidential Advisor Carl Rove, former Attorney General Edwin Meese and publisher Steve Forbes. Jerry has taught social ethics at Ottawa Theological Hall, public policy at Saint Vincent’s College, and guest lectured at Carnegie Mellon’s graduate Heinz School of Public Policy. In 1997 Jerry gave the commencement address at his alma mater, Robert Morris University. He was the youngest speaker in the history of the school, and the school received more requests for transcripts of Jerry’s speech than at any other time in its 120-year history. Jerry lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Susan, and the youngest three of their seven children. 

Dr. Bill Foo 

Dr. Bill Foo has over 30 years’ experience in financial services in Asia (1983-2015).  He was CEO, ANZ Singapore for 12 years, running the bank with 2,200 staff and approximate revenues of US$500 million and profits of US$100 million annually.  He was Vice Chairman ANZ South Asia for 4 years, Southeast Asia Head of Investment Banking and President of Schroders Indonesia for 7 years and was with Citibank/Citicorp (Director)  & Bank of America (AVP) for 10 years.

Bill is currently Chairman Tung Lok Group, with 31 restaurants in Singapore.  He is Senior Advisor, Lazard Asia (NYSE listed Lazard Ltd) and Bank of Singapore (one of Asia’s largest private banks with over US$100 billion in assets under management.  He is Director, Israel Corp Power/Kenon Holdings (NYSE listed).  He is Lead Director and Chair of Audit Committee of CDL Hospitality (19 hotels with US$2 billion of assets) and Mewah Intl (US$ 3.0 billion Agri Turnover company).  He is Director and Co-Founder Tower Capital PE (72% owner of Eu Yan Sang Chinese Medical/one of the world's largest medical companies) and PTC Logistics (50%).

He is unofficial chair of the Singapore Friends of Israel Group.  In March 2015 Bill and his wife Sarah Jane were honored to host a Friendship Dinner at their home for Israel President Reuven Rivlin together with the Israel Embassy for about 100 Singapore Friends of Israel, and host about 20-30 Israeli start up companies annually in Singapore. Bill was also Co-Chair of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra visit with Zubin Mehta in 2017 and 2015.

Bill is Director, International Institute of Strategic Studies Asia (organiser of an annual Singapore Shangrila Defence Ministers Dialogue, with attendees US Secretary of Defence, Canadian Defence Minister et al.  He is a Member of McGill University’s Asia Board and National University of Singapore President's Council.  He is a Special Adviser to the Chancellor, James Cook University, Australia.

Bill is presently Chairman Salvation Army Singapore/South Asia (one of the largest charities in Singapore/South Asia), Chairman, Heartware Network (one of the largest youth charity organisations in Singapore), Chairman, CEO Forum Fellowship and Co-Chairman Prayer@marketplace, a prayer ministry of the National Council of Churches Singapore.

His education includes:  B. Admin (Concordia University), MBA (McGill University) and an Honorary Doctor of Commerce (James Cook University).

Lord Stephen Green

Lord Stephen K. Green has been described by the Wall Street Journalas in "a universe of one"--he ran one of the world's top banks, he is an author and he is an ordained non-stipendary minister in the Church of England.  This is a unique combination.  Lord Green is former Group Chief Executive and Group Chairman of HSBC, Holdings plc.  HSBC is one of the world’s largest banks, with 250,000 employees and generating $80 billion in revenue.

He was created a Life Peer in 2010 and was appointed Minister of State for Trade and Investment on 11 January 2011.  He retired from this position on 9 December 2013.  Lord Green began his career in 1970 with the British Government’s Ministry of Overseas Development.  In 1977, he joined McKinsey & Co Inc, management consultants, with whom he undertook assignments in Europe, North America and the Middle East.  

Stephen Green has written four books -- Serving God? Serving Mammon? [1996], Good Value, Choosing a Better Life in Business [2009], Reluctant Meister - How Germany's Past is Shaping its European Future [2014] and The European Identity - Historical and Cultural Realities We Cannot Deny [2015]. Stephen Green is married with two daughters. He was educated at Lancing College, Sussex, and at Oxford University where he graduated in 1969 with a BA (First Class Honours) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.  He also obtained a Masters Degree in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975.

John Lennox

John Lennox (www.johnlennox.org) is an Oxford professor and Christian apologist who has engaged around the world with the leading atheists of our day.  He has taken a stand for his faith in a very public fashion, straddling the worlds of high-level mathematics and science with that of apologetics and Christian theology.  

John is in great demand worldwide as a keynote speaker.  Some of his debates have been watched over 250,000 times on YouTube.  His experience debating with atheists in the former Iron Curtain countries (he speaks fluent Russian and German) prepared him well for dealing with the “New Atheists.”

John is experienced is working with leading business people from around the world to share his insights on how to function effectively in a secular—even highly anti-Christian—society.  One of his books is on Daniel and titled, Against the Flow.   Read more HERE.

People - Michael Lloyd

Revd Dr. Michael Lloyd is the Principal of Wycliffe Hall and was formerly the chaplain at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford and the Director of Studies in Theology at Christ’s College, Cambridge University. Dr Lloyd has taught theology and doctrine at the University of Oxford, Cambridge University and St Paul’s Theological Centre, London.  He has published the popular introduction Café Theology and has a particular interest in the doctrine of evil, the problem of pain - and an inexplicable love of cricket.

Michael is the author of a popular-level systematic theology, entitled Cafe Theology, and a regular contributor to a theological podcast called The GodPod. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the Problem of Evil, and helped edit a book on the Problem of Evil in the light of evolutionary theory and modern genetics. He loves walking, theatre, puppetry and music – and has an inexplicable love of cricket. A friend once said of him that he has the unique ability simultaneously to raise and lower the tone of any conversation. 

Patrick McDonald, Founding Partner, Openwell (www.openwell.co) - Patrick founded Openwell (previously named Oxford Catalyst Ventures) in 2012 to discover and deliver solutions to social and environmental problems. He has been instrumental in starting several commercial and charitable enterprises, and has been brokering commercial capital for impact investors, including a leading Venture Capital firm focused on Oxford University spin-outs. At the age of 17, Patrick started the global children’s charity Viva, which today helps over a million children every year across 22 countries. Patrick holds an MBA from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, and has contributed extensively to publications and events, both social and commercial.

Openwell combines expertise from multiple sectors, bringing the ‘heart’ and ‘hands’ of charity and the ‘head’ of business and finance, supporting organisations in their growth. Initial projects were to a range of small businesses and start-up charities and since those small beginnings, we now count multinationals, funds, philanthropic institutions, and major charities.  Openwell is a leading social innovation firm. Headquartered in Oxford UK, the Openwell team draws on the rich experience of scholars, corporate leaders and global policy makers orbiting the university and its affiliates.  Openwell is led by a team that have between them incubated and scaled social, environmental and commercial ventures on five continents.

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Karl Moore, Ph.D., Course Lead, has been ranked among the top twenty management thinkers in the world.  He is renowned for his engaging presentations.  He brings together theory and practice:  he is widely respected as for his academic research and writings and he is equally comfortable hobnobbing with CEOs and high profile entrepreneurs running billion-dollar companies.  Karl is Associate Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management & Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine McGill University.  He is also an Associate Fellow, Green Templeton College, Oxford University.

He has taught extensively in leading executive education/MBA programs around the world including: Oxford, Cambridge, INSEAD, Cornell, Duke, LBS, Skolkovo (Moscow), RSM (Holland), Queens, McGill, IIM Bangalore (India), Renmin (Beijing), and Darden. An active consultant Dr. Moore has worked with Air Canada, British Airways, IATA, Lufthansa, Nokia, IBM, Volvo, HP, Motorola, Accenture, Morgan Stanley and other firms.  Dr. Moore's publications include over two hundred articles, books, chapters in books, and papers. His research has been published in a number of leading journals.

Simon Pillar is a Founder and Managing Director of Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) (www.pep.com.au), the largest local private equity firm in Australia and New Zealand.  Simon is now based in the UK, but spent much of his career in Australia.  Funds managed by PEP have made more than 26 operating company investments, and more than 90 bolt-on acquisitions. PEP V closed in September 2015 at the hard cap of A$2.1 billion.  The firm has approximately A$3.5 billion in assets under management. It is the largest private equity fund manager in Australasia as measured by FUA.  The background of the PEP principals in strategy and implementation combines with the industry knowledge and operational experience of portfolio management teams to deliver full potential at individual operating companies. Success is based on a partnership model comprising agreed objectives, share economics and mutual trust.  The PEP Funds target investments in a wide range of industries including: industrial services, energy, consumer products, entertainment and 'big data'/financial services. A number of these businesses already have operations in Asia, and others are in the process of developing operations in the region.  PEP is frequently recognised by the industry as a leader and has received many awards including Firm of the Year, Best LBO Deal of the Year and Private Equity Firm of the Year, and has been included in the list of Top 20 Consistent Performers Globally by Preqin.  All mature PEP funds are currently in the top quartile. PEP is cited as a top performer in terms of performance consistency by the most recent Preqin Private Equity Report (www.preqin.com). 

Prior to founding PEP, Simon was a Partner with Bain & Company and worked as a strategy consultant in the US, Singapore and Sydney.  He started his working life as an engineer with The Royal Dutch/Shell Group in The Netherlands.  Simon received a BSc (Eng) in Civil Engineering from the University of Bristol, and an MBA from the Wharton School where he was a Thouron Scholar. 

Until relocating to England in 2013, Simon was the chairman of Gospel Patrons Society in Australia. GPS was established in 2000 to encourage business people to think strategically about supporting gospel ministry with their time and talents as well as financially. Simon was also a collaborator in the book Gospel Patrons – People Who Generosity Changed The World, and with the ministry that has emerged from that www.gospelpatrons.org.

People - Philip Ng

 

Philip Ng* is Chairman of Far East Organization (FEO) in Singapore.  FEO is the largest private property developer in Singapore. It has two listed subsidiaries, Far East Orchard Limited and Yeo Hiap Seng Limited. It also has a sister company, Sino Group, one of the largest property developers in Hong Kong.  FEO has developed 750 properties in Singapore, including those in Orchard Road, Singapore's premier shopping and entertainment district.  FEO produces one in every six houses sold to the public. It is the only developer in the world to win ten FIABCI Prix d'Excellence Awards, the highest honour in international real estate.  FEO has a total of 13,000 employees in Singapore and worldwide.

Philip Ng, along with his brother Robert, according to Bloomberg, have an estimated net worth of US$9.8 billion. They ranked No. 131 in the Forbes list of richest on a worldwide scale. Philip Ng has publicly declared FEO to be a “Christian Enterprise.” He is making a stand on values—and is committed to living them out. His approach is a challenge to Christians and non-Christians alike throughout the world. Click HERE. to read the blog post titled, "Philip Ng, Chairman, Far East Organization:  A Billionaire Family's Christian Enterprise."

 Gregory Winston Slayton

The Honorable Gregory Winston Slayton is a former US Chief of Mission (aka US Ambassador), successful Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist, best-selling author and high tech CEO and adjunct professor at top universities in the US and China.

Over the past five years, he has been a Distinguished Visiting Professor, Adjunct Professor and/or Lecturing Professor at Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Beida (Peking University), UIBE (Beijing) and Szechuan University (Chengdu). He primarily teaches at the graduate business school level and specializes in Entrepreneurial Management,  Becoming a Global Manager,  Leadership and Management, and Management of High Growth Companies.

Mr. Slayton’s love for China stems from the fact that he was abandoned by his father – and quasi-adopted by a Chinese/American family. He and his Chinese brother first visited China in 1983 – and he now devotes 10% of his time to teaching at prestigious universities in China.

Before becoming the United States’ Chief of Mission to Bermuda, Mr. Slayton was the Managing Director of Slayton Capital, a private venture capital firm with offices in Northern Virginia and Silicon Valley which he restarted upon his return from Bermuda (www.SlaytonCapital.com ).  Mr. Slayton served on the Board of Advisors of Google, Salesforce.com and Oakley Networks. Prior to forming Slayton Capital, Mr. Slayton turned around, as CEO, of a number high tech companies including Paragraph International and MySoftware. Mr. Slayton also served in senior executive roles in a number of Fortune 200 companies, including Paramount Studios – and with McKinsey and Company in Europe, South America and North America.

Harvard Business School has written a number of case studies on Mr. Slayton’s work in Silicon Valley. Po Bronson, in his best-selling “Nudist on the Night Shift” devoted a chapter to Mr. Slayton’s business style which “takes gung-ho to a whole new level.”  The Wall Street Journal entitled a feature article on Mr. Slayton’s management successes “Silicon Valley Hybrid: A Boss Who Makes Others’ Ideas Pay Off.” And Time magazine put Mr. Slayton on the cover of its “GetRich.com: Inside the Secrets of the New Silicon Valley” issue. Mr. Slayton is also a best-selling author.  (please see www.FourCenturiesOfFriendship.org  and  www.BeABetterDadToday.com).

For most of his twenties, Mr. Slayton lived and worked throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America managing micro-credit, clean water generation and economic development programs for the poor. As a Fulbright Scholar he completed a Masters in Asian Studies with honors. His published Masters thesis focused on structural causes of – and solutions to – poverty in Asia. Today he remains active in international economic development via the Slayton Family Foundation.  He speaks four languages in addition to English.

Mr. Slayton graduated magna cum laude with a degree in international economics from Dartmouth College in 1981. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Asia in 1982 and completed his Masters in Asian Studies, with honors, in 1984. His Master’s Thesis: “Causes and Solutions to Poverty in East Asia” was published and quoted widely. In 1990 he graduated from Harvard Business School, where he received an MBA with honors.

Dr. Justyn Terry is the Academic Dean at Wycliffe Hall, a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford.  Wycliffe is a community that is committed to the historical Christian faith, while also being a constituent part of one of the world’s leading universities. This unique combination gives Wycliffe a unique calling to be advocates of the Christian faith within contemporary University-level debates and to equip the Christian leaders of the future. 

Justyn’s most recent book is The Five Phases of Leadership:  An Overview for Christian Leaders.  He previously served as Dean/President of Trinity School for Ministry, Pittsburgh, USA, where we was also Professor of Systematic Theology. Before moving to the United States, Justyn was Curate of St John’s Hyde Park, and Vicar of St Helen’s, North Kensington, after a few years as a Physics teacher and then International Marketing Manager in the Electronics Industry. 

His academic interests are in the areas of the doctrine of atonement and of Anglican theology, especially as it applies to ministerial practice.  Justyn is married to Cathy, and they have two daughters. For relaxation, he plays jazz trumpet and trombone.

See also: https://wycliffehall.org.uk/justyn-terry