24th September, 2020 19:00 - 20:00

Virtual St Laurence Ethics Forum: Ethics in Business


Members of the Ampleforth Society are cordially invited to attend the fourth Virtual St Laurence Ethics Forum, taking place at 7:00pm (GMT) on Thursday, 24th September.  

Building on the Society’s recent trilogy of fora examining the implications of COVID-19 on healthcare, faith and education, our next forum will consider the moral and ethical dilemmas facing several business sectors in the post-COVID world. In particular, the forum will discuss the unique challenges facing business leaders in both the manufacturing and hospitality sectors, of which we are delighted to welcome to the panel, Colonel Nick Channer OBE (D81), Gregory McDonald (B80) and Alexi Hughes (C96).   

The session will also conclude with a Q&A, where we invite guests to raise their own questions to the panel via the live chat function.    

To receive the link to the forum, please register by clicking here; we would be delighted if you could join us.    

If you have any queries, please contact societymail@ampleforth.org.uk. The recordings of our three previous Virtual SLEFs can be found by visiting Ampleforth Global.  


Colonel Nick Channer OBE (Chair) 

Nick is currently Chief of Staff at Wilson James Ltd, a leading security, logistics and aviation services provider with more than 5,000 employees operating across the UK. Prior to assuming his position at Wilson James, Nick enjoyed several senior roles within the armed forces, including as Chief of Staff British Armed Forces (Germany). As well as being an Old Amplefordian (D81) and parent of three OAs, Nick is also one of the Trustees of the Ampleforth Society.  

Gregory McDonald  

Gregory (B90) has extensive experience within the manufacturing sector, most recently as the Chief Executive of Goodfish Group Ltd, and since 2015 has been a Visiting Industrial Fellow at Aston Business School. His other experience includes being the Founder and Director of Stique Ltd, a British cycling accessories business based near Cannock Chase. 

Alexi Hughes 

Alexi (C96) is presently the Director of a specialist venue finding agency, Votel Venues, and brings to the forum a wealth of expertise and knowledge of the hospitality sector. Alexi’s previous experience includes as a Project Consultant for QHotels and as the Director of Business Development at De Vere.