A practical and interactive half-day in person workshop looking at the realities of building your personal brand, developing a plan of action and getting that all-important first non-executive director (non-exec) role.
The two speakers come at the subject from different perspectives. Mike Clancy has advised many aspiring non-execs on how to make the transition from being an exec to a non-exec. Jeremy Williams has built a successful portfolio career for himself as a pluralist non-exec and will share his experiences and what he learned as he did so.
Portfolio DirectorSee bio×
Jeremy is an experienced portfolio director and the owner of consulting firm Stratus Communications. Since graduating from the FT NED Diploma he has had a selection of NED / NED Chair roles, mainly in the Marketing Services and MedTech sectors.
Since 2016 he has been a speaker on the FT NED Diploma course. He is a coach for leaders and is a business mentor working with the Premier League. He is also a mentor for Beyond Barriers, a student mentoring programme at Kingston University. He has a degree in Economics.
In his executive career he was a successful (exited) entrepreneur and business leader. Jeremy built up a successful marketing services business, before selling to a Plc corporate purchaser. He now utilizes his experience and skills across a portfolio of roles where he is focused on helping individuals, teams, and businesses achieve their ambitions.
Owner / DirectorSee bio
Owner / Director
Mike is the owner of recruitment services firm Walgrove. He founded the company in 2009 and the focus is board appointments (Chair, NED and CEO) for UK SME’s. In 2015 International recruitment capability was added by membership of the Cornerstone International network and in 2018 a career transition service for executives looking to start the non-executive phase of their career was launched.
Since 2016 he has been a speaker on the FT NED Diploma course and is an ambassador for both Nurole, the online board level hiring platform, and Women on Boards, a support network focused on helping the next generation of female directors.
Mike has been involved in the recruitment of non-executive directors since 2001 when he led a team at recruitment firm Directorbank assisting private equity clients to appoint independent chairmen and non-executive directors to the boards of their investee companies. In his early career he worked as an assistant director at a quoted investment business for three years and at consumer conglomerate, Grand Metropolitan plc for six years. He graduated from the London Business School MBA programme in 1998 and is an Economic History graduate from the University of Edinburgh.
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