A practical and inter-active half day 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. By the end of the afternoon you will have built up an individual, concrete plan of action on how to go about getting your first 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.
The Financial Times
1 Friday Street
London EC4M 9BT
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.
Portfolio Chair and NEDSee bio×
Portfolio Chair and NED
Monica has broad and extensive experience in both executive and non-executive roles across the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) space.
Previous roles include Chair of the British Board of Film Classification Advisory Group; a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Digital Communications Board; Industry Trust for Intellectual Property Awareness; Non-Executive Director at Voddess Portal Ltd and Non-Executive Director at Obviously Creative Ltd. Her last executive position was as CEO of MyMovies.Net Ltd, a UK market-leading service delivery company that aggregated, curated and monetised content for retail, internet service providers and mobile networks.
Currently Monica is Vice Chair of Queen Mary University of London where she also chairs the Remuneration Committee; Chair of the British Independent Film Awards Advisory Board; Advisor to the European Women’s Leadership Programme in Cinema; Advisor to Onboarding Officers which is an accelerated Non-Executive Director Programme for exiting military officers; and a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for AI. She regularly undertakes freelance speaking, coaching and consultancy engagements.
Monica was appointed an ambassador for Women on Boards in 2018 and a ‘Super NED’ by FDS Director Services and the University of Salford in the same year. She was recognised in the 2019 Female FTSE Board Report as one of the top 50 Women to Watch in the UK.
Managing Partner and Head of Board PracticeSee bio
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Managing Partner and Head of Board Practice
Norman Broadbent Executive Search
Tim is Managing Partner of Norman Broadbent Executive Search and sits on the Group Operating Board.
On leaving the British Army, he spent 15 successful years in the corporate world rising to become Global Sales & Marketing Director for a UK Plc. He entered search in 2000 and has worked at a senior level with firms such as Heidrick & Struggles, Whitehead Mann and Augmentum. Operating at Partner and Head of Practice level, he has covered markets such as Consumer, Life Sciences, Telco and Media.
Besides his executive search experience, he has also had management responsibility for leading a Senior Interim Practice for a leading global search firm and managed teams across London, Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore. With a 17 year track record of success within executive search, Tim has an in-depth knowledge of the Board and C-Level markets.
Head of EquityChairSee bio×
Head of EquityChair
Cindy heads up EquityChair, a niche recruitment business focused on placing Non-Executive Chairs and Directors predominantly into SMEs, both privately owned and with VC/PE funding. She also works with social investment funds and their portfolios through a long standing partnership with Big Society Capital.
Prior to joining the Equity family of businesses (EquityFD, EquityFC and EquityInterim), Cindy spent 10 years at 3i plc as a Director of the Business Leaders Network.
She is also a trustee of the Rio Dalston, a community cinema in Hackney; and Creative Wick, a creative regeneration agency established to promote a sustainable creative economy for the residents of Hackney Wick.