Sir Geoffrey Chandler CBE was Founder-Chair of the Amnesty International UK Business Group from 1991 to 2001. He began his career as a journalist on the BBC and Financial Times, subsequently spending 22 years with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group in a number of posts in the UK and overseas. He was a Director of Shell Petroleum, Shell Petroleum NV and Shell International and was the initiator of Shell’s first Statement of General Business Principles in 1976. He was Director General of the UK National Economic Development Office 1978-83, Director of Industry Year 1986, and chaired the National Council for Voluntary Organisations 1989-96.
He has honorary degrees from a number of universities and is the author of books on Greece and Trinidad and of numerous articles on corporate responsibility and human rights.