Aimed at people who are thinking about becoming a non-executive director, this workshop looks at the duties and liabilities of being a non-executive director, effective boardroom behaviour and how to go about getting that all important first role with advice on how to present your CV and tips on interview techniques.
The workshop is designed to be interactive and finishes with an opportunity to hear from a very experienced non-executive director about their personal experiences followed by the opportunity to network with speakers and fellow delegates informally at a drinks reception.
- Effective Behaviour in the Boardroom
- An Introduction to Committees - Audit, Nomination, Remuneration
- Legal Liabilities and Corporate Governance
- Getting Your First Role
- Life as a Non-Executive: A Personal View
Natsuko is a partner in the Corporate and M&A practice and specialises in private M&A, private equity and cross-border transactions, as well as general corporate advice with respect to private and public Japanese and overseas companies. She is qualified in England and Wales and registered as a gaikokuho jimu bengoshi.
Being fully bilingual (native in both Japanese and English), Natsuko regularly advises international clients on Japan inbound M&A transactions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions, including on Japanese governance structures and management, as well as Japanese clients on outbound M&A transactions. Natsuko also specialises in advising on corporate aspects of project transactions and fund structures and investment in a range of private funds.
Natsuko is widely regarded as a leading individual in the market and has been recognised by legal directories.
Tokyo CorrespondentSee bio
Leo Lewis is the Tokyo Correspondent for the Financial Times, appointed in 2015. He covers financial markets, investment, banking and a broad sweep of the Japanese industry, from the largest corporate names to the microcap stocks that form the backbone of the country’s SME economy. He is a regular writer for the Smart Money and Market Insight columns.
Lewis’ experience of Japan and Asia is extensive. Before becoming a journalist and working in London for The Independent and Independent on Sunday, he graduated in Oriental Studies and was awarded a Toyota Trevelyan scholarship in 1996. He is fluent in Japanese and has working-level Mandarin Chinese.
In 2003, Leo returned to Japan as the Tokyo Business Correspondent for The Times (of London) and later became Asia Business Correspondent, leading business and economic coverage of the Asian region. He left Tokyo in 2010 to spend almost five years as Beijing bureau chief for The Times, covering China during a period that saw the rise of Xi Jinping and the downfall of Bo Xilai.
Leo is a regular contributor to TV and radio broadcasts, providing analysis on Japan and the broader region. He is the co-author of Japanamerica - a book that investigates the globalisation of Japanese pop culture.
Managing DirectorSee bio
Angela Mackay is Global Publisher of FT Live and Managing Director of Asia Pacific at the Financial Times. Based in Hong Kong, she is a member of the FT’s global board.
As Global Publisher for FT Live, Mackay leads business and strategy development for conferences, events and communities, such as The 125 Forum portfolio and the FT Non-Executive Directors programmes. Working closely with our journalists, the FT stages more than 200 events around the world annually.
In Asia Pacific, Mackay focuses on developing the group’s significant potential across the region. This includes FTChinese.com, the mainland's leading foreign-owned, Chinese-language news site.
Mackay also holds wider responsibility across the FT Group, as Chair of Longitude, a specialist thought-leadership and research company acquired by the FT in 2018, and a board director for The Next Web, an events and media company based in Amsterdam with a focus on new technology and startups in Europe. She is also an executive board director of scoutAsia, a corporate data and news service jointly founded by the FT and Nikkei, and a non-executive director for Headspring, a joint venture between the FT and IE Business School.
Mackay joined the FT in 2003 on the editorial team, serving as the Asia investment editor for two years. Before joining the FT, she was Asia editor for Sunday Business from 1998 to 2001. Her previous roles include editor at The Economist Group, supervising producer at CNBC, deputy news editor at The Times in London, and UK correspondent for the Australian Financial Review.
Mackay is co-chair of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival and a trustee of the Sovereign Art Foundation. She holds a BA in English Literature and an LLB from the University of New South Wales and was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia.
Clifford Chance, Tokyo (Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo)
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